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Sixth Form Choir Sing Evensong at Durham Cathedral

On Bank Holiday Monday the Birkdale sixth form choir together with pupils from Sheffield High School gave a combined performance of Evensong at Durham Cathedral.

Led by our Director of Music, Adrian Jordan, pupils and staff travelled early in the morning to enable them to have some free time for sightseeing in this picturesque Cathedral City. Then in the afternoon a formal rehearsal of what is a most complicated musical programme took place in the Chapter House. The service began at 5.15pm - a truly humbling whilst inspirational experience for both pupils and staff alike.

Mr. Jordan said: "I cannot think of a more majestic and inspiring performance setting. To be invited to perform the relevant musical parts of Evensong at a formal Cathedral service - not least a Cathedral of the size and setting of Durham - is I am sure a moment in time which will remain with both pupils and staff for the rest of our lives. My thanks to Clare Wallace at the Girls High School and all of their pupils and staff who helped make this such a memorable occasion". 

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