Truro Diocesan Choral Union Festival: O For a Thousand Tongues : 5 Oct, Truro
Cornwall’s entire choral music community unites for a spectacular festival service – the aim is to fill the cathedral with a thousand voices.
Choral music has an important place in the rich heritage of Cornwall’s culture. The Diocesan Choral Festival started life in 1888 and has an unbroken 131-year tradition. It is a special annual coming together of singers from a wide variety of backgrounds and this year it will be a little bit bigger. It is run by the Truro Diocesan Choral Union (TDCU), working closely with the Royal School of Church Music. All of the pieces have been carefully chosen for the occasion. They include: Hallelujah chorus (Handel), I was glad (Parry), O for a thousand tongues to sing (Russell Pascoe – commissioned specially for this service), O thou who camest from above (Philip Stopford).
All are welcome to attend and entry is free, with a collection during the service.