Tuesday, October 10, 2006

BBC Choral Evensong 80th Anniversary

Those who share my love of Anglican choral music will want to tune to BBC Radio 3 tomorrow. To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the first broadcast of Choral Evensong on BBC, the live broadcast will be from Westminster Abbey tomorrow.

Westminster’s choir is good. I’ve enjoyed them both on the radio and in person. So I’ll be listening. The broadcast starts at 4pm UK time Wednesday, which is usually 10am Dallas time. BUT the U.K. switches back out of daylight time soon. So that might mess that up. But if you miss it for whatever reason, you can hear a rebroadcast for a week as always.

BBC’s Choral Evensong played a significant role in turning me on to both Anglican liturgy and choral music. So a tip of the hat goes out to them on this 80th anniversary.

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