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A Special Evensong

29 May 2022

Earlier today just short of forty members of the choir visited Peterborough Cathedral to sing Choral Evensong, part of our ongoing series of visits entitled In Sacred Spaces. Members of the choir had sung Evensong at Peterborough as part of a Diocesan Choral Festival some years ago, but this was our first visit to our Diocesan Cathedral on our own.

The Choir in Peterborough Cathedral

It was a very special day for our répétiteur, Ivan Linford, returning to the Cathedral where he had served as a chorister in the 1880s, and for one of our sopranos, Hilary Spenceley, whose son, Haydon, was being installed as the new Diocesan Director of Ordinands during the service.

Ivan at the Peterborough Console
The Revd Haydon Spenceley is Installed

As always, the choir sang with style and, in Smart’s Evening Service in B flat, with plenty of oomph. Our Musical Director’s Responses were sung, and he arranged the two hymns with beautiful harmonies for both choir and organ. The anthem was most fitting for the occasion, Charles Wood’s Expectans expectavi - “Call thou early, call thou late, to thy great service dedicate”. We received a great welcome from the cathedral clergy and staff, the Bishop of Brixworth, and there was a splendid drinks reception after the service. We are now very much looking forward to our second visit in 2022, to St Albans Cathedral, and then in 2023 for our third visit to St Paul’s Cathedral.