Great Britain Choral Festival

A Celebration of Peace


July 1-5, 2018

2018 commemorates the end of “The Great War” in memoriam of those who fought valiantly for peace in one of the largest wars in history. The Great Britain Choral Festival – A Celebration of Peace: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice Ending WWI, will celebrate the peace that the world strives for since this monumental event in history.


The Festival will feature mixed-voice choirs and individual singers from a variety of backgrounds to sing en masse. Singers will participate in three days of rehearsals culminating in a grand finale performance in the historic Ely Cathedral. Participants will have the opportunity to tour in and around Ely in beautiful and historic cities such as London, Cambridge, Stratford, Edinburgh, and more!

Craig Jessop

Former Director
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Caine College of the Arts, Utah State University
Artistic Director and Conductor
American Festival Chorus and Orchestra

Stephen Cleobury

Director of Music
King’s College Choir, Cambridge
Conductor Laureate
BBC Singers

Artistic Directors

Craig Jessop & Stephen Cleobury

The festival chorus will be under the direction of Craig Jessop, Former Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Stephen Cleobury, Director of Choirs at King’s College and Director of the BBC Singers.

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral is a magnificent Romanesque cathedral with origins dating back to AD 673. The Cathedral dominates the surrounding area and is commonly called the “Ship of the Fens’” because of its visibility in Ely. The cathedral has been a place of worship since the 7th century. The vast chapel is known for it’s entrancing ceiling and towers that soar high above the city displaying shimmering colours.