A chance for everyone to sing Choral Evensong under the magniﬁcent Octagon of Ely Cathedral.
On Saturday 14 April Ely Cathedral has a rare and exciting opportunity for everyone to sing Evensong under the world famous Octagon Tower. The last time the event was held in 2016 it proved extremely popular and a similar response is expected again this year.
The afternoon will start with a fun and relaxed rehearsal with the Ely Cathedral Octagon singers, with tuneful and accessible music for the Easter season, before the service itself at 5.30pm. All music will be provided and notes learned on the day, so no preparation is required!
Edmund Aldhouse, Assistant Organist at Ely Cathedral who is organising the event said “We promise those who come and sing a warm welcome and an inspiring afternoon in our beautiful Cathedral. Evensong is a tradition as ancient as the stones of the building, and we are delighted to offer everyone a chance to experience it first-hand.”
To guarantee a place please sign up in advance as soon as possible, via the event page on the Ely Cathedral website. This free event is open to singers over 18 only. Refreshments will be provided.
Please see website for further details www.elycathedral.org
Evensong takes place daily at Ely Cathedral at 5.30pm (4pm on Sundays)
With its resonant and beautiful words, Evensong typifies the English Cathedral tradition of choral worship. Most of the singing is done by the Choir, the congregation participating through a prayerful listening. The Service consists of psalms, readings from the bible, an anthem, and prayers for the world and the church and for those in need.
Picture credits: Ely Cathedral Picture Library
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