Choral Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral 

By School House

2 years ago

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The School’s Chapel Choir during its rehearsal at St Paul’s. 

Tonbridge School Chapel Choir had a joyous return to St Paul’s Cathedral on 2 May, deputising for the Cathedral Choir on its Bank Holiday day off.

The choir sang Choral Evensong, part of the daily routine of worship offered at the cathedral, with a congregation of more than 500 present. This was the first Tonbridge performance at St Paul’s since 2016.

Choirmaster Julian Thomas said: “It was wonderful to be back singing at St Paul’s Cathedral and a unique experience for the boys to be making music in such a large space, with resonant acoustics. 

“Singing familiar choral music in a totally different context offers an important opportunity for a choir’s development. I was particularly struck by how quickly the boys have reached this level once more, as Covid-19 restrictions were lifted for singers only last autumn.”

Music included Herbert Howells’ Collegium Regale canticles and John Ireland’s anthem Greater love hath no man.

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