19 Jun 2016

Christchurch Cathedral Choir

From Standing Room Only, 2:50 pm on 19 June 2016

The Christchurch Cathedral Choir's history goes back to 1881, and it's told in a new book. Peter Simpson, has researched and written Singing to God - and he's well qualified, having sung in the Christchurch Cathedral Choir for 52 years. Peter's wife Ruth also sings, their daughter Kirsten is a professional musician. Lynn Freeman speaks to Peter Simpson and to Kirsten, first asking Peter about his memories of joining the choir in 1947, with his mother's encouragement.