A very special evensong

Our own Choristers lining up ahead of evensong with children from Grasby Primary School.

Our own Choristers lining up ahead of evensong with children from Grasby Primary School.

We don’t seem to be very good at keeping this page up to date (for regular updates, follow our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/minsterchoirs).  However, yesterday evening’s evensong was such a wonderful occasion to prompt even our reluctant scribe to put keyboard to screen!

We are getting very used to working with primary schools, now, with several hundred children due to attend the Minster next month for our next Big Hymn Sing events.  However, yesterday represented a new departure when Choral Evensong was sung jointly by our Choristers and by the Choir from Grasby All Saints Church of England Primary School.  The children from Grasby had been taught the music by their Deputy Head Teacher, Mrs Kent, and arrived for an early rehearsal of music, spoken sections, and processions, before rehearsing alongside the Choristers.

The service itself, attended by a large contingent

At the end of evensong, our own Choristers along with children from Grasby Primary School

At the end of evensong, our own Choristers along with children from Grasby Primary School

of parents, staff, and friends of Grasby Primary School, was a very moving occasion with the singing, deportment, and behaviour of all being excellent.  The next stage is an evensong in Grasby church itself, sung entirely by children from Grasby.  At the Minster, we would love to do it again, both with children from Grasby but also with children from other schools.

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