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Free concert by cathedral choristers

Choristers from Canterbury Cathedral are to give a free concert in Dover on Saturday.

St Mary's Church will host the concert which starts at 7pm, and will be followed by refreshments in the parish centre.

The boy choristers, aged from eight to 13, sing the daily services in the Cathedral, continuing a tradition dating back over 1400 years, and are educated at the city's St Edmund's School. They each learn two instruments and music theory, and have daily choir practices in addition to the normal routine of school life.

The choir's occasional performances in parish churches enable the Director of Music, Dr David Flood, to publicise the boys' work and talents and, he hopes, to encourage suitable candidates to come forward to audition.

Stephen Yarrow, Director of Music at St Mary's Church, said: "We are absolutely delighted to be able to welcome the boys of Canterbury Cathedral Choir back to St Mary's.

"This free performance is a wonderful opportunity to hear the most beautiful choral music performed to the highest standard by ordinary local lads. I can heartily recommend it to anyone who has a musical son - bring them along to hear just what extraordinary things can be achieved by young people."

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