Ely Cathedral's choristers on tour as they board flight to Estonia

PUBLISHED: 09:41 11 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:41 11 July 2018

Seventeen of Ely Cathedral’s choristers are heading to Estonia to perform at five concerts in various cities across the county. Picture: Ely Cathedral

Seventeen of Ely Cathedral's choristers are heading to Estonia to perform at five concerts in various cities across the county. Picture: Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral

Seventeen of Ely Cathedral’s boy choristers are set to perform a series of concerts in Estonia as the choir visits the country for the first time.

The boys – aged between nine and 13 – have five performances scheduled in venues across a number of cities including Tallinn, Haapsalu and Parnu.

For most of the boys, this is their first tour, but many of them are used to performing in front of large audiences at venues across the UK.

Paul Trepte, director of music at Ely Cathedral, said: “English choral music is highly regarded across the world and these tours enable us to bring choral music concerts to a global audience.

“It also gives the boys a great opportunity to perform in unusual venues and to spend some quality time together after a very busy and highly successful year”.

Mr Trepte will be accompanying the boys on tour. He has been on various other choir tours, including America, Canada, Spain, Norway and France as well as performances in Rome, Vienna and Budapest.

He added: “Despite the rather gruelling schedule of rehearsals and performances, there is some time scheduled in for the choir to experience their surroundings with visits scheduled to a museum and water park.”

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