Webcasting from Truro Cathedral
Having raised sufficient funds, Truro Cathedral has installed webcasting mics that winch down from old gasolier holes above the Quire. Same mics as at Trinity Cantab, but we're still experimenting with the balance. The successful Durufle Req webcast using temporary mics encouraged Chapter and others to pursue the idea.
After one of our broadcasts some time ago, on which the tinkling of the thurifer was clearly heard, some wags on the old MB, including S-S (IIRC) suggested we help pay for the new mics by selling the thurible. I'm glad to report this has not been necessary!
If interested, go to the Services & Music part of the Truro website http://www.trurocathedral.org.uk/day...s-overview.php and click the orange play button for the most recent service (the last CE of the choir's year on 1st July). Other services can be found by clicking Tracks or Info, then Soundcloud underneath, then click Truro Cathedral. The Eucharist on 1st July (Byrd à 4, Bainton) will then appear as the first service, followed by all the others posted. I hope this search process will be made easier in future.
The anthem at Ev was 'Identity' from James Macmillan's 'Cantos Sagrados' - very powerful text & music; see 'Info' for complete text.
I hope that other cathedrals will follow, where those great colleges have led.
Best wishes & happy listening,
I listened to Truro's 'Cantos Sagrados 1' a couple of days ago: the music was terrific, of course, but I thought the performance was vivid and powerful in every sense (it almost overtaxed the electronics at times, at least on my machine). As with SJCC and NCCO webcasting, I reckoned the 'presence' (immediacy) of the recording surpassed that of StTNYC. The 'chaptering' of the service was very welcome for one more avid for anthems than sermons (but don't tell the new Dean!).
I was perhaps early on the scene, but I was disappointed at how few hits there had been on such wonderful music-making: I'm relieved to hear that the D & C are content with how things are going. More, please, and more often. Perhaps a link to a secure donation site on the same page would not go amiss - I for one am at my most vulnerable for charitable giving while intoxicated with choral liturgy of such quality.
One of the very best around. Sense of 'place' excellent and as usual choir in top form.
That Macmillan!! Crikey.
Hope the D & C get alerted to the praise on this Forum!
Splendid to see another choral foundation webcasting- but please could it be available via iPad? I can access it via computer, but as it requires Flash (officially no longer being developed for any mobile devices- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19267140) not on tablet/phone. I think St John's College Cambridge also use a similar system, but to their credit have developed an HTML5 alternative.
Solemn Eucharist for Ash Wednesday from Truro - 13 Feb 2013
Mass for Four Voices - Byrd
Miserere mei, Deus - Allegri, ed. G.Guest
Aus tiefer Not, BWV 686 - Bach
Luke Bond, organ
Chris Gray, DoM
Last edited by Keraulophone; 21-02-13 at 21:15.
Originally Posted by Keraulophone
Sorry, cannot get your link to work at all, k'phone, and the webcast you talk about is not listed on the Truro webcast list either.
Thanks Draco. I've corrected it, I hope.
Your link goes to the Cathedral's website, but they haven't linked the Ash Wed service there yet.
The whole website is to be redesigned, I'm told, with a more user-friendly link to the Soundcloud site.
Excellent! Will listen later.