Peterborough National Gathering

Peterborough Cathedral
Join us for a weekend of lovely music and great company as well as a scenic ride on a steam train.

The gathering will begin at 1pm on Friday 4th March at the magnificent Norman Cathedral, dedicated to St Peter, St Paul and St. Andrew. Following short tours of this outstanding building, we will hear from the Director of Music, Tansy Castledine and from Andy Scott, Head Voicer at Harrison & Harrison on the revoicing of the four-manual Hill organ. Cathedral Organist, Chris Strange, will give a short recital on the organ. After tea, we will attend Choral Evensong and later in the evening we will return for Compline, preceded by a unique opportunity to enjoy and photograph the cathedral by candlelight.

At 10 am on Saturday morning, we will set off by coach to visit Oundle School, with its thriving music department and its internationally renowned organists' training scheme. Following a recital by some of the pupils and a special VIP lunch, we will set off to Wansford, the headquarters of the Nene Valley Railway in the beautiful Nene Valley. There will be time to look around the station before boarding the steam train for a round trip, bringing us back to the coaches for the short journey into Peterborough. The Gathering Dinner will take place at the Bull Hotel, where the guest speaker will be former Peterborough Cathedral Organist, Christopher Gower.

On Sunday we will attend the Cathedral Eucharist and then move into the New Building at the east end of the Cathedral for a buffet-style roast dinner. Choral Evensong will be followed by a farewell cup of tea and an opportunity to meet some of the choir.

Numbers will be limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Two local hotels are offering special discounted rates, the Bull Hotel (£90 per night) and Park Inn (£74 per night single, £84 double). Please contact us if you require the discount codes. There is also a new Premier Inn nearby with a rate of £49 per night (room only), and nearer the station is the Great Northern Hotel at £69 per night B&B.

To book, please log in or create an account and click Register Myself. Then select the programme items you wish to attend before checking out. You can also choose to register someone else, then select their programme items.

You can also book by phone on 020 3151 6096.

 

 

When
04/03/2022 13:00 - 06/03/2022 17:00
GMT Standard Time
Where
Peterborough Cathedral Cathedral Office Minster Precincts Peterborough, PE1 1XS UNITED KINGDOM
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Programme

Friday, 04 March 2022

Description

A short tour of the magnificent Norman Cathedral
Time
13:00 - 14:00
13:00
Peterborough Cathedral ceiling

A chance to hear from Director of Music, Tansy Castledine and and Andy Scott, Head Voicer at Harrison & Harrison on the revoicing of the four-manual Hill organ.
Time
14:00 - 17:00
14:00
Peterborough Cathedral organ

Sung by the Cathedral Choir preceded by an open rehearsal
Time
17:30 - 18:15
17:30
Peterborough Cathedral Choristers

A contemplative choral service preceded by a unique opportunity to view and photograph the Cathedral by candlelight.
Time
21:00 - 22:00
21:00
candle in the darkness

Saturday, 05 March 2022

Description

A chance to visit the thriving Music Department at Oundle School with its internationally renowned organists' training scheme.
Time
10:30 - 13:00
10:30
Oundle School chapel

After lunch we depart by coach for Wansford, where we take a round trip on the iconic steam railway. The coach will then take us back to Peterborough.
Time
13:30 - 16:30
13:30
Nene Valley Railway

The three-course Gathering Dinner at the Bull Hotel followed by a speech by Christopher Gower, former organist of Peterborough Cathedral.
Time
19:00
19:00
Bull Hotel, Peterborough

Sunday, 06 March 2022

Description
Time
09:15
09:15
Peterborough Cathedral

Sung by the Cathedral Choir
Time
10:30
10:30
Inside Peterborough Cathedral

A buffet-style roast dinner in the Cathedral New Building (beef, turkey or vegetarian option)
Time
12:30
12:30
Peterborough Cathedral New Building

Sung by the Cathedral Choir
Time
15:30
15:30
Sunset over Peterborough Cathedral

Tea and cake and a chance to meet the choir
Time
16:30
16:30
Tea and cake