Musical Director: Philip G.Drew BA., ARCM., ARCO (CHM), FGMS., Hon FNMSM
17 Wyndcliffe Road, SOUTHSEA, Hampshire PO4 0LA
Tel: 023 9283 0995 - E-mail - Webpages
This choir first materialised for an Evensong in St.Oswald's Church, Durham, celebrating Herbert Howells's 80th birthday, on 17th October 1972 (last century!).
In the years since, this rolling stone (perhaps Stones) has gathered much moss, and from small beginnings with a group of like-minded
real ale-testersDurham graduates, has grown piecemeal into a large list of singers, allegedly S.A.T.B etc., of diverse origins, size and appearance, a motley crowd from whom some 40 are moved to volunteer and meet up as a splendidly accomplished choir twice a year, singing services and disrupting life at various English Cathedrals when their own establishment is on holiday. Logistics are ably managed by Marilyn BDrew.
Much memorable music has been sung for the greater glory and good in 31 years!
Cantores Vagantes "World" Tour
Connoiseurs may find the "World Tour" venues enlightening; of places recovering after normal peace has
been shattered, canonries pillaged, and the best ale houses emptied of their contents - all at great expense
to the health and purses of the Singers. Taste and quality, in singing of course, invariably prevail, and the
choir's return to old haunts is eagerly anticipated, times beyond measure in some cases it might seem.
. Low Sunday w/e Summer . 1972 . St.Oswald, Durham . 1973 .
Bradford . 1974 . Portsmouth Cathedral and Ecclesfield Priory . 1975 . Wells . 1976 . Llandaff . 1977 . Portsmouth . 1978 . Portsmouth . 1979 . University Church, Oxford . 1980 . Hereford First creche 1981 . Llandaff . 1982 . Portsmouth . 1983 . Lichfield . 1984 Holy Spirit, Southsea Ripon . 1985 Holy Spirit, Southsea Llandaff . 1986 Holy Spirit, Southsea Lichfield . 1987 Holy Spirit, Southsea Ripon . 1988 Portsmouth Exeter . 1989 Portsmouth Salisbury . 1990 Southwell Lichfield . 1991 Holy Spirit, Southsea Guildford . 1992 St.Matthew, Northampton Exeter . 1993 Rochester Lichfield . 1994 Liverpool Durham . 1995 Portsmouth Llandaff . 1996 Chelmsford Ripon . 1997 Bristol Exeter 25th anniversary 1998 Guildford Manchester . 1999 Southwell Wells . 2000 Portsmouth Durham . 2001 St.Albans Norwich . 2002 Southwell Carlisle . 2003 St.Albans Manchester . 2004 Guildford Carlisle . 2005 Christchurch Priory
Exeter . 2006
Gloucester Durham . 2009
Newport, Mon. Bristol
A Glossary of Moravian Terms is available - not least explaining how Cantores became "Moravian".
Alternative Cantores webpage, with pictures