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Letter from America - 3

(from our exhausted correspondent upon his return, now awa' to his bed)

After the collective adrenaline rush of yesterday's services at St Thomas' Fifth Avenue, #NYC2017 is now at an end! After the morning Eucharist the choir rounded off its tour with a rapturous Evensong, with music including Dyson's Magnificat in D and Mathias' 'Let the people praise Thee, O God.'

Letter from America - 1

(...from our own correspondent)

Well, the waiting is finally over and the choir has arrived in New York for its first international tour in over a decade. Choir members have travelled from far and wide and there is a great sense of anticipation about the days ahead. Despite various delays and mishaps it appears that all singers have now arrived safely!

All Things Must Pass

...and our tour to Liverpool Cathedral must too. We've just sung today's Eucharist and we now have just one service to go before we depart. We would like to thank the Dean and Chapter very much and in particular to Paul Rattigan for such generous hospitality and a very entertaining tour of the building.

Liverpool cathedral ambulatory prior to Eucharist

Magical Mystery Tour

Yesterday's evensong music was on a theme of the English restoration with works by Pelham Humfrey and Henry Purcell. A recording of the anthem is below.

Today's evensong is at the earlier time of 3pm and has music from Stanford, Holst and Vaughan Williams. Hope to see you there.

All Together Now

we're just about to sing our fourth evensong here in the Lady Chapel in Liverpool Cathedral and, at this point in the tour, we're about as large a choir as we're going to get this week so we thought we should stop and take a photo to remember this moment.

Just a quick point... tomorrow and Sunday's eve songs are both at the earlier time of 3pm

Yesterday

...we sang evensong again at Liverpool Cathedral, this time with music more for upper voices (after Tuesday's plainsong-fest). We were also given a short tour of this lovely (and vast) cathedral after evensong when the building was empty.

Here's a recording of yesterday's anthem. We hope you enjoy it.

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