On Sunday 18th November at 3.30pm, Choral Evensong will include Thanksgiving for the life of Robert Joyce who was Organist and Master of the Choristers from 1958 to 1974. We look forward to welcoming many of Robert’s former colleagues and choristers to celebrate his undoubted contribution to music at Llandaff and in Wales in general.
During the service the Cathedral Choir will sing music by Clucas and Murrill, and an anthem commissioned by St Matthew’s Church, Northampton in 2014, O How Glorious is the Kingdom by Philip Stopford. Robert Joyce was Director of Music at St Matthew’s from 1950 to 1958 and prior to his move to Llandaff. Coincidentally the present Director of Music here in Llandaff, Stephen Moore, also came from St Matthew’s! During the service a tribute will be offered by Huw Tregelles Williams and the choir will sing Robert’s arrangement of the Welsh hymn tune Lledrod, set to the words Christ has a Garden.
Following Evensong the present choristers of Llandaff Cathedral will present a short recital of choral and instrumental works. The boys will perform on all sorts of instruments as well as singing as a group, giving them a chance to show of their musical talents! The recital will be in aid of the work of Llandaff Cathedral Choir Association who are currently fundraising for the choir’s forthcoming tour to Sweden in 2019, amongst other projects.
Admission to the recital is free and a retiring collection will be taken.
All are welcome to attend both of these events.