In Sacred Spaces
Choral Evensong (Southwell Minster)
Saturday 29 May 2021 at 5:30pm
  Date:  Saturday 29 May 2021
  Time: 5:30pm
  Venue:  Southwell Minster, Church St, Southwell NG25 0HD
Tickets: This is an act of worship and admission is free, though you are encouraged to support the work of Southwell Minster by giving generously in the collection. There will be a collection during one of the hymns sung in the service.
  Disclaimer: We endeavour to supply full and accurate information but cannot be held responsible for changed circumstances which may necessitate the substitution of artists or changes to the programme.
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The choir were due to sing Choral Evensong in Southwell Minster in Autumn 2020, but the Covid-19 situation led to the booked date being rescheduled to May 2021. We will be singing on the eve of Trinity Sunday, whilst still in the Whitsun octave, and the choir are proposing to sing the same programme as they will sing at Lincoln Cathedral just a few days later. Both visits take place with social distancing and other Covid-19 precautions still being in place for church choirs, and we there are very tight restrictions on the number of singers who can take part.

Our programme is therefore much more modest than our normal visits. We sing our own Musical Director’s setting of the Preces & Responses, written for the Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival in 2016, and - as is our custom - the Psalm will be sung to a chant by a composer with a connection to Southwell. The canticles are written by Thomas Attwood Walmisley (1814-56), whose music tutor and godfather was Thomas Attwood (1765-1838), composer of the anthem.

Please note that both the visit and the proposed music list is subject to approval by the cathedral, which we expect to take place in early May.


Northampton Bach Choir
- Ivan Linford
Conductor - Lee Dunleavy

Dunleavy - Preces and Responses
Psalms 143
Mozart - Magnificat, K. 193
Walmisley - Evening Service in D minor
Attwood - Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire