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Festal Eucharist: Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. Sung by Choir of St Nicolas Church, Taplow

Friday 1st June

17:15 - 18:15

Description:Choral Evensong is held in the Quire of Wells Cathedral and is sung by the Wells Cathedral Choir during term time. This is open to the public and all are welcome. The church of St Nicolas, Taplow lies 15 miles east of Reading and the current building dates from 1912. The robed, mixed, RSCM-affiliated choir of both adults and children sings at Sunday morning services ( Communion and Mattins ) throughout the year. St Nicolas is a popular venue for couples planning on getting married and the choir also sings at several wedding services. Music in a variety of styles and from around the world is sung either with the support of the pipe organ, Yamaha grand-piano or unaccompanied, but the English choral tradition remains central to our music-making. There are over 120 anthems in the choir’s constantly expanding repertoire. Notable additions in recent years include Allegri’s Miserere and Mendelssohn’s Hear my prayer. All singers regularly have the opportunity to sing solos of all kinds if they wish, and some of the younger singers go on to gain choral scholarships. The choir is often augmented at festivals and celebratory services by a regular and supportive group of voluntary visiting singers. Each year they sing a choral service at one of the cathedrals. In addition to singing at Wells Cathedral in 2018 they will also be taking part later in the summer in their own sponsored Psalm-Sing during which all 150 Psalms will be sung without a break to raise much needed funds for the church-roof.

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