Peterborough Cathedral Choir Bring Joy to the Plaisterers at the Annual Carol Service and Supper.
1 December, 2021
A welcome return to a traditional Plaisterers’ Carol Service and Supper, after last year’s Virtual Service. In a Carol Service at St Vedast-Alias-Foster Church, conducted by the Very Revd Charles Taylor, our Honorary Chaplain, with the Choir of Peterborough Cathedral and the Organist Christopher Strange, the Plaisterers sang with gusto those Christmas Carols we have known since childhood, whilst the Lessons were read by the Plaisterers’ Chorister and members of the Company.
The Choir of Peterborough Cathedral consisted of both boy and girl choristers, a first for this occasion. They sang exquisitely a programme of songs, including Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen, Bethlehem Down, Shepherd’s pipe carol and Joy to the World. What Joy they brought to the Plaisterers. Thank you, Peterborough; how we loved having you with us again in person!
After the Service, Supper was enjoyed in a festively decorated Plaisterers’ Hall. The Master was delighted to welcome from Peterborough, the Very Revd Christopher Dalliston, the Dean, the Revd Canon Dr Rowan Williams and the Director of Music Tansy Castledine. The festive mood continued when the Choristers and Lay Clerks congregated around the piano and sang a variety of uplifting Christmas songs, including the 12 Days of Christmas, requiring audience participation – singing, rattling of keys and the tapping of wine glasses with the cutlery.
The festive season has begun. A Very Merry Christmas.