|Exeter Cathedral Choir in Christchurch|
For an encore the choir drew again from the 20th century well in Hymn to the Mother of God by John Taverner. The choir sang with a brio and finesse that one would expect form their excellent reputation . The range of dynamics was a striking feature and the Cathedral almost seemed too small for the huge forte they made when at full throttle.
While the state and form generally of cathedral choral styles is a cause of concern and debate, one hopes that the Exeter Cathedral Choir will survive for another 800 years and demonstrated very clearly that while a stronghold of the tradition, they also are an important platform for 20th century and contemporary work.