Sing Saturday: The Song of Hiawatha

Saturday 8 October, 9.30am-12.15pm

Join us for a fun morning of singing in Gloucester Cathedral. All are invited to sing the first part of The Song of Hiawatha, set to music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

Learn from musical director, Adrian Partington, while getting a taster for singing with Gloucester Choral Society as we kick off a wonderful season of music for all.

More about The Song of Hiawatha…
That Gloucestershire musical superhero, Hubert Parry reckoned that the premiere of Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast was ‘one of the most remarkable events in modern English musical history.’ And Elgar believed that its composer, the pioneering Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, to be ‘the cleverest fellow going amongst the young men.’

The Hiawatha phenomenon swept the country in the first decades of the twentieth century, regularly performed by professional and amateur choirs and packing out venues whenever it was programmed. Now you have a chance to experience what all the fuss was about.

£10 | Students & U25s FREE
including music hire

If you’ve been thinking about joining a choir, you’ll get a taster for singing with Gloucester Choral Society. Sing Saturdays are relaxed events, with no dress code and no audition in sight, although an ability to read music is certainly helpful.

October 8, 2022
Opening times
Saturday 8 October 9.30am
Chapter House 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
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Getting Here

  • Address

    12 College Green Gloucester GL1 2LX
  • Map

  • How to find us

    The Cathedral is located in the historic heart of Gloucester and our spectacular tower can be seen from many spots in and around the city.

    Click here to download or print off a guide on ‘Getting to Gloucester Cathedral’

  • Parking

    We are sorry that due to limited space, parking in the Cathedral Close is restricted to pass holders only.

    There are eight disabled parking spaces which are for use by Blue Badge holders on a first come first served basis.

    However, there are several public car parks within easy walking distance of the Cathedral.

    To find out more please download our parking guide or click here for up-to-date information.

  • Arriving by Public Transport

    The Cathedral is located in Gloucester Town Centre, so the best way to get here is by public transport.

    We are a 10-15 minute walk from both the train and bus stations. You can also use Gloucester’s Park and Ride.

    Click here for more information about this service.

  • Cycling

    There are bike racks available on Cathedral Green. Route 41 of the National Cycle Network runs through the Cathedral grounds – find out more about the route here.