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In pictures: Ely Cathedral choir show head for heights at Christmas by singing at the top of the Octagon tower





Members of the Ely Cathedral choir showed they had a head for heights as they rehearsed outside on the Octagon roof in preparation for this year’s Christmas services.

Members of Ely Cathedral’s choir rehearse at the top of the Octagon tower. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography
Members of Ely Cathedral’s choir rehearse at the top of the Octagon tower. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography

The boys and girls sang 43 metres up at the Norman cathedral, having climbed 170 steps to the top of the tower.

Members of Ely Cathedral’s choir rehearse at the top of the Octagon tower. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography
Members of Ely Cathedral’s choir rehearse at the top of the Octagon tower. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography

The youngsters, all members of King’s Ely, rehearse four mornings a week before school and sing Evensong daily during term-time.

Members of Ely Cathedral’s choir rehearse at the top of the Octagon tower. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography
Members of Ely Cathedral’s choir rehearse at the top of the Octagon tower. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography
Members of Ely Cathedral’s choir rehearse at the top of the Octagon tower. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography
Members of Ely Cathedral’s choir rehearse at the top of the Octagon tower. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography
Members of Ely Cathedral’s choir rehearse at the top of the Octagon tower. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography
Members of Ely Cathedral’s choir rehearse at the top of the Octagon tower. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography
PIC BY GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY 07976 880732. Picture dated December 19th shows the choir from Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire having an outside rehearsal on the Octagon roof on Monday morning as they prepare for this years Christmas services at the Cathedral. Choristers sang on the roof of magnificent Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire this morning (Mon) as they rehearse for a busy festive week. Stunning aerial photos show the choir boys and girls performing 43 metres up in the air on the top of The Octagon of the Norman cathedral in the heart of the Fens. The boys and girls climbed the 170 steps to the top of the Tower, which was built in 1189, to practise for their Christmas performances. The youngsters, who are all members of King’s Ely, rehearse four mornings a week before school and sing Evensong daily during term time. SEE COPY CATCHLINE Ely Cathedral choristers perform on roof (61531873)
PIC BY GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY 07976 880732. Picture dated December 19th shows the choir from Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire having an outside rehearsal on the Octagon roof on Monday morning as they prepare for this years Christmas services at the Cathedral. Choristers sang on the roof of magnificent Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire this morning (Mon) as they rehearse for a busy festive week. Stunning aerial photos show the choir boys and girls performing 43 metres up in the air on the top of The Octagon of the Norman cathedral in the heart of the Fens. The boys and girls climbed the 170 steps to the top of the Tower, which was built in 1189, to practise for their Christmas performances. The youngsters, who are all members of King’s Ely, rehearse four mornings a week before school and sing Evensong daily during term time. SEE COPY CATCHLINE Ely Cathedral choristers perform on roof (61531873)

Ely has had a choir school for boys since the 10th century and the girls’ cathedral choir was created in 2006.

You can see details of Ely Cathedral’s services here. Visitors will also enjoy the sight of its 30ft Christmas tree.



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