Summer Lunchtime Recital
Peterborough Cathedral’s popular series of free summer recitals has begun, on Wednesdays at 1.00pm.
City centre workers, shoppers and anyone who is visiting Peterborough on a Wednesday is invited to enjoy the 45 minute recitals, performed underneath the tower inside the Cathedral.
This beautiful setting, combined with music from some of the UK’s most accomplished performers, is a wonderful way to pause for thought and lift your spirits at lunchtime.
The recitalists this year include the harpist Eleanor Turner (2nd August), who is Head of Harp at Birmingham Conservatoire and a passionate ambassador for the instrument. Her London debut, aged 15, was broadcast live on Classic FM.
The Cathedral organ’s new concert pitch means that it can now be used with other instruments and several of the recitals take advantage of this capability. At various times during the series it is played in combination with the solo voice, guitar, trumpet and violin.
The recitals are free of charge and no ticket is needed. The series is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and donations are invited to help cover the full costs.
Wednesday 16th August, GMT Brass ensemble directed by Andrew Pitt
This young, modern group of players will fill the Cathedral with the stirring sound of brass, including music by Strauss and Handel.