Monday, July 14: From Rome to Holy Trinity, Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 23:00 14 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:18 10 June 2010

ANGELIC young voices have sung the history of St Peter's Prep across Europe in a cantata composed for the Lympstone school's 125th anniversary by their very own music teacher. Parents packed Holy Trinity Church, Exmouth, as St Peter's choir gave the first

ANGELIC young voices have sung the history of St Peter's Prep across Europe in a cantata composed for the Lympstone school's 125th anniversary by their very own music teacher.Parents packed Holy Trinity Church, Exmouth, as St Peter's choir gave the first full performance of the 14-part cantata, composed by music director Bob Carter, telling the life of St Peter.The recital continued a prestigious journey enjoyed by the cantata, which has thrilled audiences including the Earl and Countess of Wessex, luminaries at Exeter University Great Hall, and triumphantly at Rome's St Peter's Basilica.Mr Carter, who co-wrote the piece with wordsmith Tony Cotterell, said the Rome trip, when the choir performed three sections of the cantata for thousands at the Basilica, had been the highlight of an amazing school year."We had talked to the children about the cathedral in Rome, but it was only when they walked through the doors that they were really taken aback and asked 'are we really going to sing here?'"It was one of the most amazing moments in my life, and by the end thousands had crowded round the choir and broke into spontaneous applause, the emotion was phenomenal.

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