Each year, the St Nicolas Church Choir goes to one of our great cathedrals to sing a service. This year, we were invited to Rochester Cathedral to led Choral Evensong on May Bank Holiday Monday. The Choir sang Edward Bairstow’s setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis and used the Sumsion settings for the Versicles, Responses and Lord’s Prayer. But it was probably the rendering of Hubert Parry’s “My Soul, there is a Country” set to the wonderful poem by Henry Vaughan called “Peace” which was the most moving for the packed congregation which included a number of people from our church community who came to support our choir. It was a worthy act of worship and much appreciated by the Rochester Cathedral team and all who attended.
Here’s to next year when our choir have been invited to Exeter Cathedral over a whole weekend in July to sing four services.