Farnborough Hill Senior School choir visit Wimborne Minster

Sunday 10 July saw a visiting choir sing at the services in Wimborne Minster. Farnborough Hill Senior School Choir from Farnborough in Hampshire visited the Minster as part of a weekend away from the school. On the Saturday they sang in St. James’ Church at Kingston on the Purbecks and on the Monday they gave a lunchtime recital in Sherborne Abbey. 

The choir led the singing for the Parish Eucharist at 9.30am on the Sunday and again for Choral Evensong at 6.30pm, singing a setting of the Mass by Delibes, Sumsion’s Canticles and John Rutter’s For the Beauty of the Earth and Nardone’s They Shall Protect You as the anthems. Following Evensong the choir gave a short recital, including some secular music and Poulenc’s Flute Sonata. 

The choir were under the school’s Director of Music Ian Taylor, accompanied by the school’s Music Teacher Lucy Warwick whose father is Tower Captain at the Minster and a former Director of Music at Canford School. David accompanied the choir on the Minster’s organ for the services. 

Farnborough Hill School was founded in 1889 and is a leading Catholic independent day school for around 565 girls aged 11 - 18 years. They welcome girls of all faiths and none, who are happy to support their ethos. During their weekend visit to Dorset they stayed at Canford School.

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