RGS Chamber Choir attend Evensong at St Paul’s
This week saw the RGS Chamber Choir return to St Paul’s Cathedral, London, building on the success of their evensong last year.
During the day, the choir rehearsed in the song school, in the crypt of the famous Cathedral. They also had time to explore the Cathedral and all walked up to the top of the dome together, enjoying some fantastic views of London on a beautiful spring day.
Evensong itself had a crowded congregation and the Choir were accompanied by John Wilderspin on the organ. They sang the Reading Responses and a beautiful Psalm setting. The Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in F by Dyson featured solos by Upper Sixth pupils, Beth Rabjohn and Bertie Pryke. The anthem, ‘Like as the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks’ by Howells, was particularly moving and provided a moment of quiet reflection as we approach Easter. The Choir were commended on the quality of their singing and professionalism. For the Upper Sixth pupils, this was their final evensong, but the RGS Chamber Choir looks forward to continuing its tradition of touring and singing evensong in the future.