It’s Choral Evensong – a quiet reflective time in Lent, filled with glorious music, including:
Responses – Thomas Tompkins
Psalm – Palestrina (Sicut Cervus)
Anthem – Stanford (Beati Quorum)
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis – Byrd (Short Service)
This is as good as it gets – the stuff of famous English cathedrals, on your doorstep. Even if you don’t go to church all that much, come and lose yourself in the tranquility, and let the sublime music soak in.
Petersfield’s “a cappella” singers are a firm favourite at this event, a quiet and contemplative evening service, filled with glorious music from the past – much of it from the 400 year-old traditions of Byrd, Tomkins and Sheppard.
Radicals director, Steve Sargent said, “It’s a chance to relax, hear some fine music, sing a couple of well-known hymns, and reflect. No matter what your religious beliefs, it is our belief that you will find this enriching and restorative.”
The service, which lasts for one hour and is filled with music, is an age-old formula. steeped in tradition and this is a chance to take part in something which hasn’t changed much in centuries. “The format is exactly the same as you’d hear in any of England’s cathedrals every week, and we hope that lots of people will come and enjoy it with us”, said Steve.