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For the final concert in the 2017 Isle of Ely Arts Festival, Ely Choral Society, Ely Consort and Ely Sinfonia join forces to perform that most evocative of choral works, Beethoven’s 'Symphony no 9 in D minor'. The first ever major choral symphony, it is one of the best-known works in the classical music repertoire.


Vaughan Williams was a frequent visitor to the Fens, first as a student at Cambridge and then as a collector of English folk songs. 'In the Fen Country' magically portrays the bleak landscape and wide open spaces of East Anglia.


Finally, we are proud to be giving the world première of Andrew Parnell’s 'Fenland Images'. Reflecting this year’s Isle of Ely Festival theme of ‘The Fens’ and based on poems by local writers, it illustrates a modern-day agricultural scene, the timeless daily round of worship in St Etheldreda’s monastery and the shadowy characters who once inhabited this area.


Tickets are priced at £25, £20, £15, £8 and under 18s £5. Tickets will be available from the 15th May from the Cathedral Box Office , by calling 01353 660349, by visiting or by e-mail to