IOW Cantata Choir was invited by the Isle of Wight High Sheriff 2022, Kay Marriott, to participate in the Service To Mark The Beginning Of The Law Year Of The Isle Of Wight Courts 2022/23.
The Service took place on Monday 10th October 2022, at Newport Minster.
From the Middle Ages judges have sat at Assizes, and it was the High Sheriff’s duty to protect the judges and to arrange these Assizes Services.
The Legal Year starts in October and is traditionally recognised by a ceremonial procession of legal representatives and dignitaries, culminating in a church service, to demonstrate that they represent the power and authority of the Crown.
In continuing the traditional procession and service, it emphasises the importance of upholding the Law for the well-being of the community.
Musical Director Rachel Tweddle conducted IOW Cantata Choir in Hubert Parry’s anthem ‘I Was Glad’, with Douglas Potts as organ accompanist.
IOW Cantata Choir and Ryde School Choir also sang John Rutter’s anthem ‘The Lord Bless You And Keep You’.