July 16, 2018
I enjoyed rehearsing for concert at the beginning of the month with Ushaw Choir in St Cuthbert’s Chapel in Ushaw College. The Faure’ ‘Requiem’ and Vivialdi ‘Gloria’ worked well in the acoustic of the chapel. Having to the college for decades as a Catholic Centre, for Masses and the liturgical celebrations, I could not quite get used to there being no tabernacle light, signifying the presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. – a sign of the times?! It is good however the building are being used as an elaborate cultural centre.