St Wulfram’s Church Choir, Grantham celebrates the 150th anniversary of the modern church choir
In October 1868, following the restoration of St Wulfram’s Church by Sir Gilbert Scott, the
parish reformed the ancient choir of St Wulfram’s. During the 150 years that the ‘modern
choir’ has existed, the choir has gone from strength to strength. St Wulfram’s Church Choir is
now a nationally respected choir which is invited to sing at many major UK cathedrals.
The church is celebrating with a number of events on Sunday 14th October, the eve of St Wulfram’s Day:
09:30am: Patronal Festal Eucharist
3pm: Historical Lecture by Professor Magnus Williamson (University of Newcastle) assisted by St Wulfram’s Youth Choir and Choral Scholars: ‘Fabulous Tales and a Pint of Sack: the Sounds of St Wulfram’s Church’
4:30pm: Open rehearsal of St Wulfram’s Church Choir
6:30pm: Solemn Festal Evensong including Bruckner, Locus iste, Leighton Responses, Howells, Gloucester Service and the world premiere of Philip Moore’s Hymn to a Wayfaring Saint, a festival commission setting a poem by Thomas Allain and dedicated to the memory of Philip Lank, former Organist and Choirmaster of St Wulfram’s.