Chapel Choir sing Evensong at Winchester Cathedral
It was my absolute joy to take the Chapel Choir to sing Evensong at Winchester on Wednesday. It is a real privilege to be invited to lead the worship in this beautiful Cathedral and be part of such a rich historic choral tradition. The Choir really grasped the importance of this experience and the honour of sharing the liturgy. I was overwhelmed by their devotion, their singing and the grace in which they shared their talents. We looked and sang so professionally.
There is quite a bit of music to learn for a full sung Evensong and the Choir performed the new responses and Psalm with colour and attention to the words. We had chosen the setting of the canticles by Stanford in G because in a ‘once in a lifetime moment’, I found myself with both an extraordinary and confident soprano soloist for the dynamic Magnificat in Hermione L and a young baritone with a breaking voice capable of giving such poise and shape to the beautiful Nunc solo in Angus WG. They were simply immense – well done to you both! The Choir supported them with the correct mixture of subtlety and power and they then had their own moment in the final anthem The Lord is My Shepherd by Will Todd.
We came away buzzing from the wonderful away fixture! What a joy! I was just so proud of everyone – thank you…….