Sing Saturday: The Song of Hiawatha

£10 | Students & U25s FREE
including music hire

Or turn up and pay on the day

8th October 2022

9.30am – 12.15pm

The Chapter House, Gloucester Cathedral

Join us for a fun morning of singing in Gloucester Cathedral. All are invited to sing the first part of The Song of Hiawatha, set to music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

Learn from musical director, Adrian Partington, while getting a taster for singing with Gloucester Choral Society as we kick off a wonderful season of music for all.

More about The Song of Hiawatha…
That Gloucestershire musical superhero, Hubert Parry reckoned that the premiere of Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast was ‘one of the most remarkable events in modern English musical history.’ And Elgar believed that its composer, the pioneering Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, to be ‘the cleverest fellow going amongst the young men.’

The Hiawatha phenomenon swept the country in the first decades of the twentieth century, regularly performed by professional and amateur choirs and packing out venues whenever it was programmed. Now you have a chance to experience what all the fuss was about.

If you’ve been thinking about joining a choir, you’ll get a taster for singing with Gloucester Choral Society. Sing Saturdays are relaxed events, with no dress code and no audition in sight, although an ability to read music is certainly helpful.

Schedule for the morning

  • 9:30am Registration
  • 10:00am Start
  • 12:15pm Finish

There will be a short comfort break during the morning at a convenient time.