Watch the ‘Song for Peterborough’ Olympic Torch performance
The song composed by
Chris Russell and George Owens was performed at the West Front of the Cathedral
as the Olympic Torch came through the Norman Arch and across the Precincts.
Watch the video
Tuesday evening saw crowds
gather to see school children from across Peterborough together with the
Peterborough Male Voice Choir and others perform the song outside the Cathedral.
Fifty drummers, dancers and 3 lead vocalists together with other musicians made
this a special performance.
This was the second
performance of the song, the first was at the Embankment which marked the start
of the Olympic festivities. The final performance was early this morning in
Cathedral Square to mark the torch leaving the City.
The Voyager Academy in
partnership with Vivacity and Peterborough City Council commissioned the song to
celebrate the torch entering the city. The song was orchestrated by Simon Allen
together with the Voyager Academy.