On Sunday 12th May the Dean Close Community welcomed BBC Radio 4 to the School Chapel to celebrate Sunday morning worship. A congregation of parents, staff and choir supporters joined Schola Cantorum for the service led by The Revd Canon Paul Williams, Vicar of Tewkesbury with the sermon given by The Right Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester.
Schola Cantorum sang music by Bernard Rose, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Sir James Macmillan faultlessly, accompanied Dr James Lancelot, former Organist of Durham Cathedral. There was also a beautiful solo by Cassian Pichler-Roca, BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year and readings by pupils Beth Ellison and Jack Coombs.
Simon Bell, Director of Schola Cantorum said, “It was a beautiful service and a great opportunity to sing in the School’s Chapel. The broadcast was a wonderful example of the very fruitful partnership between Tewkesbury Abbey and Dean Close School – long may it continue.”
If you missed it you can listen on BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnds