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Pilgrimage to Lincoln Cathedral 2023

The Holy Comforter Choir has been selected as the Visiting Choir at Lincoln Cathedral for the week of Monday, July 17 through Sunday, July 23, 2023. This culminates a multiyear effort by the Choir and Minister of Music Dr. David Kelley to conduct a music pilgrimage to a British Cathedral. The Choir was originally set to go to Chichester Cathedral for a residency in the summer of 2020, but this was cancelled due to COVID.

A total of 22 choir members split fairly evenly among the voice parts will be making the trip. The group’s repertoire includes six Magnificat-Nunc dimittis pieces, seven anthems, and one communion service as well as a multitude of psalms as well as a number of Office Hymns.

Unfortunately, Dr. Kelley, who has invested so much time in developing us as a choir to reach this point, will not be able to journey to Lincoln with us due to family health issues.

We have been very fortunate to have recruited Jack Warren Burnam, a very well-respected and recently retired music director from Delaware as our leader for this trip. We feel very blessed that Mr. Burnam will be leading us in Lincoln.

Christopher Reynolds, the Minister of Music and Organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Richmond and a colleague of Dr. Kelley will be joining us as our organist.

All services are live streamed on the Lincoln Cathedral Facebook page, and archived so they can be watched anytime after they are recorded. The Choir schedule is as follows:

Monday, July 17 – Evensong at 12:30 p.m. Eastern (our time)

Tuesday, July 18 – Evensong at 12:30 p.m. Eastern (our time)

Wednesday, July 19 – Evensong at 12:30 p.m. Eastern (our time)

Thursday, July 20 – Choir Off

Friday, July 21 – Evensong at 12:30 p.m. Eastern (our time)

Saturday, July 22 – Evensong at 12:30 p.m. Eastern (our time)

Sunday, July 23 – Holy Eucharist at 5 a.m. and Evensong at 10:45 a.m. Eastern (our time)

The city of Lincoln is located about halfway up the east side of England. Follow our musical pilgrimage! Check out our blog.