Live Evensong Broadcast

Evensong from Wells Cathedral will today be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. The service begins at 3.30pm and forms part of this week’s ‘new music wells 72-12′ festival. The introit is ‘Sincerity’ by Michael Finnissy, one of the anthems from the 2012 collection ‘Choirbook for the Queen’, contemporary anthems, published for the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen in 2012 and performed as part of a year-long celebration of services that will showcase the excellence of choral writing and the continuation of the choral tradition by cathedral choirs and other choral foundations around the country. The Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis are ‘The Wells Service’ by Howard Skempton, receiving their first broadcast. The anthem is Howard Goodall’s ‘Love Divine’, celebrating the eve of the commemoration of John and Charles Wesley.