A great sing this weekend directing the 24 in our RSCM Area Chamber Choir. Sumsion in A and Stanford in C for the evening canticles with Darke in E for the Choral Eucharist. Byrd’s Ave verum corpus, Stanford’s O for a closer walk with God and Bairstow’s Though I speak with the tongues of men. Responses by Radcliffe.
Leaving the Cathedral after the Eucharist I bumped into both the Archdeacon of St Albans and the Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral – as one does – and both commented that the Bairstow is rarely sung. A great piece, though, contained in the Church Anthem Book.
Our next outing in the Cathedral is for Evensong on Saturday 30th December.
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