Ely Choral Society and Ribe Kammerkor team up for concert at Ely Cathedral
PUBLISHED: 09:59 07 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:59 07 November 2017
Ely Ribe Association really had something to sing about when Ely Choral Society, under musical director Andrew Parnell, joined voices with the Ribe Kammerkor for a concert at Ely Cathedral.
With music by Britten, Gade, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Rutte, there were also organ solos in the Lady Chapel by John Wyatt and Lotte Bille Glaese, the Kammerkor musical director.
Roger Hill, chairman of Ely Choral Society, exchanged gifts with Peter Brun, the chairman of the Kammerkor and Howard McMillan, chairman of the Ribe Association made a presentation to the two musical directors.
The Ely-Ribe Association brings together residents of Ely and the surrounding area who are interested in furthering the twinning links with Ribe.
Members meet around four times a year for social gatherings in Ely, and have the opportunity to participate in official twinning visits, either as hosts in Ely or guests in Ribe.
In the last year the association welcomed a group of language students from Ribe to Ely, and sponsored an exhibition by Danish artist Anders Hjuler in the Babylon Gallery.