'The Building of Ely Cathedral' (Cantata Eliensis)

  • Ely Cathedral CB7 4DL United Kingdom

By kind permission of the Dean and Chapter, we are performing our Cantata Eliensis as part of the St Etheldreda Festival.

This is a three act telling of the story of Ely Cathedral itself, with music from three different composers, Anna Krause, Toby Young and Louis Mander.

The libretto has been derived from the Liber Eliensis, written by the monks in 1173 to record all the adventures and misadventures that led to the building of this truly great "Cathedral of the Fens". The performance will take place in the Lady Chapel and, as at Grantham in 2014, Kate Billimore will conduct.

Through our collaboration with Dr Charlie Rozier, various academics learned in Anglo Saxon history will be giving free public lectures in the Cathedral Eduction Centre during the afternoon before the concert.

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