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Choir sings from top of 163ft tower at Cambridge college

The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, performs the Ascension Day carol from the top of the Chapel Tower at St John's College, a custom dating back to 1902. Every year on Ascension Day the choir ascends the 163ft Chapel Tower and sings the Ascension Day carol. This custom dates from 1902 and was begun by the then director of music, Cyril Rootham, following a conversation with Sir Joseph Larmor. Sir Jospeh was insistent that a choir singing from the tower would not be heard from the ground. Rootham was keen to prove him wrong and saw Ascension Day as the perfect time to do it.
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