The last song: Minerva Voices at MEMSFest

The final musical hurrah of the term has seen members of Minerva Voices performing at the ancient Pilgrims’ Hospital in Canterbury earlier today, as part of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Festival curtain-raisingĀ Illuminating the Past: Gothic Colour day.

The Choir assembled in the priory garden this morning for the first of two sets; the latter saw them sing in the resonant acoustic of the refectory, bringing the historic stones to life in a variety of choral works, from medieval plainsong to Alvin Lucier’sĀ Unamuno.

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Led by Your Loyal Correspondent, together with assistant conductor, third-year Joe Prescott making his final appearance, it was standing-room only beneath the minstrel’s gallery.

A huge thank you to everyone involved in the choir for their commitment over the course of this year, and to the MEMSFest team for having us.

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