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Cantata Eliensis

  • Ely Cathedral Chapter House, The College, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL (map)

A performance of Cantata Eliensis in the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral on Sunday 26 June 2016 at 6.30pm as part of a weekend of festivities in honour of St Etheldreda.

The Cantata Eliensis tells the story of the founding and building of the great cathedral at Ely over a period of four centuries or more.

The libretto, by Nick Pitts-Tucker, is derived from original material as much as possible, with the chief source being the Liber Eliensis, a contemporary account written by the monks at Ely Abbey no later than 1172 AD.  Other sources are Bede's History of the English Church and secondary sources from each period.

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