I’m just home from a joint choral evensong in The Hague, sung by the choirs of The Hague and Haarlem. Although I’m not technically a member of either choir, I have associations with both, so I also had the opportunity to join them for the service.
For me it was quite a nostalgic service. Not only to be singing back in The Hague, where I was a member of the choir for 3 years, but also in the choice of music, since the responses, anthem and canticles were all pieces which I learnt in my first summer with Bowdon Choir, and are firmly entrenched in my memories of my first cathedral trips with the choir.
- Introit: God be in my head, Nicholson
- Responses: Ayleward
- Psalm: 34, Lloyd
- Canticles: Purcell in G minor
- Anthem: Hail Gladdening Light, Wood