Bath & Wells Diocesan Choral Association

The 2017 Diocesan Choirs Festival will take place in Wells Cathedral on Saturday 24 June 2017 at 5:15pm with a rehearsal for choirs beforehand.


The Festival Service is “Come ye faithful, raise the anthem” . The book contains the following music:


Hymn 'Come ye faithful' tune 'Neander'

Psalm 96 chant T. Attwood

Above all praise and all majesty – Felix Mendelssohn

Hymn 'Sweet is the work' tune 'Wareham'

O thou sweetest source – Charles Wood

Blessed are the pure in heart – H Walford Davies

Hymn 'Love divine' tune 'Blaenwern' descant Peter Wright

Praise to the holiest – Arthur Somervell

Great and marvellous are thy works – William Boyce

Let thy merciful ears – Ian Major

Jubilate Deo in C – C V Stanford

Hymn 'Angel-voices ever singing' tune 'Angel Voices'

               descant Alan Harwood



BWDCA AGM and 'run through' of 2017 Music – 10:30am Saturday 19 November 2016 in the Education Room, Wells Cathedral


Area Rehearsals:

St Andrew's Church, Congresbury – 7:30pm Monday 19 June 2017

St Mary the Virgin Church, North Petherton – 7:30pm Wednesday 21 June 2017

All Saints Church, Lullington – 7:30pm Wednesday 21 June 2017

St Cuthbert's Church, Wells – 7:30pm Thursday 22 June 2017


Note learning rehearsals:

Note-learning sessions for the 2017 book will be held in St Peter’s Church Draycott (on the A371 between Wells and Cheddar) on Tuesdays 14th and 28th  of March, from 7.30 till 9.00. All interested choirs and individuals will be welcome.


Download book order form

Download book sample leaflet

Download festival poster

Conductor’s markings

Festival details (available later)

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