What to see this week: choral Evensong
The tradition of choral Evensong in Britain is easy to take for granted, yet the fact that we can walk into churches across the country and enjoy the live performance of music in outstandingly beautiful buildings at no cost is something of a miracle. It’s an endeavour, moreover, that involves people of every age and demands the commitment of many thousands across the country on a day-to-day basis.
For those frustrated by the detail of working out when and where the service is to be celebrated, look now at www.choralevensong.org. It covers Britain and Ireland. Hopefully, it will encourage more people to take advantage of this extraordinary living tradition.
The church choir of Rudstone, East Yorkshire, sing to the accompaniment of angels in a 1915 window by Arthur Ward. They are directed from the organ by Sir Alexander Macdonald