THE sound of young, harmonious voices filled Durham Cathedral when around 300 primary school pupils from across County Durham took part its triannual Music Outreach Celebration.

Families, friends and visitors enjoyed an afternoon of vibrant music by pupils from ten primary schools alongside choristers from Durham Cathedral Choir.

All the schools had received support and tuition over the past term from Daniel Cook, master of the choristers and organist at the cathedral, and choristers, to prepare for the performance.

Mr Cook said: “The choristers of Durham Cathedral Choir perform daily, alongside the gentlemen and choral scholars, as part of regular cathedral services and special events, keeping centuries of musical tradition alive. The choristers enjoy nothing more than sharing their skills and passion for music with like-minded school children during these jubilant music outreach celebrations.

The event included Howard Goodall’s The Lord is my Shepherd– The Vicar of Dibley theme tune, Danny Boy, Peter Hurford’s Litany to the Holy Spirit, and Jonah-man-Jazz–Michael Hurd’s telling of the story of Jonah and the Whale.