Gonville & Caius Chapel Choir under Peter Tranchell
Under Peter's leadership the Caius Choir developed from Tenors and Basses in the 1960s to ATB in the 70s, then admitted sopranos from 1982, in which state the current choir remains.
This article will be enhanced through time as more information becomes available.
One broadcast is known from the BBC's Genome project:
19.45, Sunday 15 December 1968. CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL CONCERT
GÛNTER REICH (baritone) ROBERT TEAR (tenor)
DAVID LUMSDEN (organ)
CHOIR OF GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
Director of Music, Peter Tranchell
A Section OF THE LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by GARY BERTINI
|1966||26th June Evensong, Blofield; see MS.Tranchell.4.227(2).|
Chelmsford Cathedral "to give a recital of 20th Century church music".
25th June, Mattins, The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Beachampton (see MS.Tranchell.4.227(3))
St Margaret’s Westminster
Bratton Fleming (Devon)
23rd June, Mattins, Chawleigh (Devon), see MS.Tranchell.4.227(5)
26th June, Mattins, Denver.
+ two parishes in Norfolk.
St Margaret’s, Westminster?
|1970||No choir tour, due to College overspend, "but we did visit a church in Kettering and give a recital there. (They (the church) gave the coach-fare, and I paid for the chaps’ supper. So the College bore no expense). And we nipped over to Ely and sang Evensong in the Cathedral"|
St George's Chapel, Windsor
|1973||"Several College livings, – Hockwold and Weeting near Thetford, and Long Stratton near Norwich, and Lavenham in Suffolk. We also made a return visit to Cley-next-the-Sea in north Norfolk"|
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