20 members of the Cundall Manor Choir recently joined Barnard Castle School Chapel Choir to sing choral evensong at Durham Cathedral, as part of the Durham Vocal Festival celebrations. After rehearsing all morning, the choirs travelled up to Durham Cathedral, one of the greatest buildings in Europe and a World Heritage Site. To sing in this amazing venue was an absolute privilege, and the choirs certainly rose to the occasion, singing with beauty and precision. A host of invited guests attended, including the Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham, the Mayor of Durham, the head teachers from both schools and many proud parents.

Director of Music Sarah Reece said, “I am thrilled that choral singing at Cundall is going from strength to strength, and that we are able to share talent and experience through partnerships with other choirs. We are already looking forward to singing another choral evensong at Ripon Cathedral in June.”