The Choristers record at Abbey Road

2018_js_choristers crossing Abbey Road zebrac crossing with Lemn 2jpgOur boys from the Canterbury Cathedral Choir recently visited Abbey Road Studios, the spiritual home of the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll band The Beatles, to record with poet Lemn Sissay.

2018_js_IMG_20181013_133705The track had previously been heard in the Cathedral in June this year, with Canterbury Laureate Lemn Sissay accompanying the Choir as he performed his ‘A Poem for Canterbury’.

The boys were joined by the lay clerks’ choir, directed by Master of the Choristers David Flood, and performed in the legendary Studio 2, where The Beatles recorded most of their music.

Although it was a long day, with the Choir leaving for London on an 8am coach, and not returning til 8pm that night, there was still a little time for the boys to take a photo on the iconic Abbey Road zebra crossing in their full robes!

This initiative was made possible with the support of Ray and Iain from Jacaranda Records, and the Marlowe Theatre, and is part of the Cathedral’s Canterbury Voice fundraising campaign (www.thecanterburyvoice.org). Watch this space for more details about when the track will be released.

2018_js_Choristers in uniform at Abbey Road