2018-02-01 / Faith Community

EvenSong Was Even Better


Photo by James Merolla Photo by James Merolla One of the United Kingdom's most distinguished and experienced choral directors, Barry Rose, came to Newport for three days to lead the Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County and St. John's Adult Choir for EvenSong services on Jan. 28 at St. John the Evangelist Church. Rose followed the performance with a one-hour "informative entertainment," during which he described the highlights of his years as Master of the Choristers of the new Guildford Cathedral, Religious Music Adviser to the BBC, and Master of the Choir at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, where he directed the music for the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981 and the Queen of England's Silver Jubilee. Rose will be directing the St. John's choirs in daily services on tour in England in August.

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