THREE choirs will come together for a special concert next month as part of the 1900th anniversary celebrations of Hadrian’s Wall.

The cathedral choirs of Hexham Abbey, Newcastle and Carlisle will perform at Carlisle Cathedral on Saturday, July 9 for the Hadrian’s Wall Choral Festival.

It will be the first time the choirs have performed together since the pandemic.

The concert, which is part of Carlisle Cathedral’s six-day summer festival of music, will include works by Parry, Elgar and Stanford, sung by the massed choir, as well as individual performances from each choir.

Mark Duthie, Director of Music at Carlisle Cathedral, said: “We are delighted to welcome the choirs of Newcastle Cathedral and Hexham Abbey to Carlisle Cathedral for this special concert.

“As part of our 900th anniversary celebrations during 2022, we felt it was important to reflect the integral role music has played in Cathedral life over the centuries and continues to do so in the present day. 

“This joint concert celebrates this as well as recognising the important connection of Newcastle, Hexham and Carlisle to Hadrian’s Wall.”