|The Choir of St George's College Toronto arrive at Buckfast Abbey|
led by Choir Master Douglas Jameson
|The Exterior is under renovation|
The day after a recital at Exeter Cathedral which was not generally known about, but well attended by Cathedral visitors, The Choir of St George's College in Toronto gave a lunchtime recital at Buckfast Abbey at 1.15 on Tuesday 21 June.
The Day was perfect as the men and boys of the choir arrived in the grounds of the Abbey. After processing through the beautiful grounds the choir sang on the Chancel Steps in front of the Abbey Alter, accompanied on the Abbey organ by their regular organist Giles Bryant. Giles has been organist at St James Cathedral in Toronto for more than thirty years, and also accompanies and sings with the choir at their regular rehearsal venue, the partially completed building (originally intended to be Toronto's new Cathedral) St Alban's Hall.
|But all is still beautiful inside|
|Three boy soloists|
for Howard Goodall's
arrangement of Psalm 23
Apologies to anyone who didn't get enough advance warning to see this splendid choir. I'm really hoping that there will be another tour - maybe next year!