Sunday 5th January
15:00 - 16:00
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.
St Mary’s Parish Choir has a long tradition of providing first rate music for the services. Indeed, St Mary’s is one of the few remaining village choirs in England still to sing Choral Matins regularly as well as the more usual services of Eucharist and Choral Evensong. We thoroughly enjoyed singing at Wells last Epiphany and are delighted to have been invited back. Over the years, the choir has paid regular visits to Chichester Cathedral to sing the services there as well as many other cathedrals including Canterbury, Guildford, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Winchester, St. Albans, plus St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. We are due to sing at Worcester in May and St Albans at the end of the summer holidays. The church is lucky to have a second choir as well and the Singers cover the monthly baptism service and when the Parish Choir is on holiday. Wells Cathedral’s newly appointed Director of Music, Jeremy Cole, was the Church’s Organ Scholar before University. One of our other recent Organ Scholars is the Assistant at Southwell Minster, and another went from Liverpool to take up a major position in the USA.