Choristers from Barnard Castle School and Cundall Manor Schools unite in song

Barnard Castle School

Thursday, 8th February 2018

Choristers from Barnard Castle School and Cundall Manor Schools unite in song

STUDENT choirs united in harmony at a historic setting as part of a prestigious musical event

STUDENT choirs united in harmony at a historic setting as part of a prestigious musical event.

One of the events in the the Durham Vocal Festival featured The Chapel Choir from Barnard Castle School, County Durham, which joined the choir of Cundall Manor School, North Yorkshire, to sing choral evensong at Durham Cathedral.

The choirs performed before a host of invited guests, and dignities including the Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham Sue Snowdon, Wing Commander Josh Fortune of RAF Leeming, Mayor of Durham Coun Bill Kellett, the mayor’s consort Jean Chaplow and Mayor of Barnard Castle Coun Sandra Moorhouse.

The joint choir numbered more than 70 voices and performed under the direction of Barnard Castle School’s director of music Simon Dearsley and organist Dr Robin Harrison.

The festival event continues the busy recital schedule of the Chapel Choir of Barnard Castle School, which has seen them performing extensively in venues throughout Teesdale, County Durham and North Yorkshire.

The 40 strong choir has also travelled to cathedrals as far afield as London while also singing regularly within the school’s own chapel.

Barnard Castle School headmaster Tony Jackson said: “The Chapel Choir of Barnard Castle School was delighted to be singing choral evensong at Durham Cathedral once again this year.

“The Durham Vocal Festival celebrates the finest vocal music with singers from just around the corner, across the country and overseas and it is a wonderful opportunity for us to join together with Cundall Manor School choir to display the incredible talent that we have within our schools.”