The choir of St Wulfram’s Church was given the honour of singing at St Paul’s Cathedral in London last week.
The choir of 50 singers, most of them under the age of 18, sang over four days at Evensong.
The Director of Music at St Wulfram’s, Tim Williams, said: “Our choristers achieved a remarkable level in St Paul’s Cathedral, and like everyone at St Wulfram’s I am extremely proud of them.
“While this has been an inspirational experience for us as a choir, the achievement is the result of the choristers’ and their families’ wholehearted commitment to intensive rehearsal and training and services all year round. Our choristers are not auditioned or selected on the basis of musical ability, but have reached such a standard by their hard work and professional approach to music. They are about to begin another busy term of music at St Wulfram’s, and all will be delighted to share their outstanding music with the people of Grantham.”
The St Wulfram’s choir was the only parish church choir to be invited to sing in St Paul’s this year. Each service which was attended by nearly a thousand people.
Rector of Grantham, Fr Stuart Cradduck said it ‘was a truly remarkable week in the history of St Wulfram’s Church Choir’.
He said: “I am deeply proud of our choir, of the children, adults, and Dr Tim Williams our Master of the Music, for all that they do to enhance our life and worship in St Wulfram’s. They have simply excelled themselves this last week at St Paul’s. They have flown the flag high for Grantham and St Wulfram’s. They work so hard and the standard of music simply gets better and better.”
The choir performed a ‘flash mob’ at the Tate Modern during their stay in London. Watch the video