Choral Evensong is good for you

by Morwenna Brett Whether you experience it as a spiritual event or a free concert of the highest quality, the service of Choral Evensong is one of England's richest traditions, and it comes as no surprise to organists and choral directors that every now and again the mainstream media discover this. Tom Service wrote in the Guardian of Evensong at Lincoln Cathedral a few years ago: '...the mysteries of the responses and rituals of when you're supposed to stand up and sit down again somewhat escaped me, but the choir's performance of a Stanford anthem and their sensitive singing of…

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