September 18, 2020 12.16 pm This story is over 15 months old

Choral Evensong returns to Lincoln Cathedral

First time singing together since March

Lincoln Cathedral will welcome back its full choir for Choral Evensong on Friday, the first time since the start of lockdown.

The cathedral was forced to shut due to the coronavirus pandemic in March, and has been undergoing a phased reopening as lockdown measures eased.

Now, the full choir will come back to regularly perform the service of Evensong, a peaceful period of prayer at the end of the day.

From Friday, September 18 onwards, Choral Evensong will take place every Tuesday and Friday, with evening prayer on other days of the week.

Social distancing measures remain in place and face coverings are required in all areas of the cathedral.

Lincoln Cathedral Choir consists of boys and girls from various Lincolnshire schools, as well as altos, tenors and basses.

Aric Prentice, director of music at Lincoln Cathedral, spoke of the joy for the community to welcome back the choir.

“We are so glad to be back in the cathedral making music again.

“Despite such a long break from singing our adults and children are still sounding terrific and our rehearsals in the last fortnight have gone really well.

“It’ll be great to be adding two weekday Evensongs to our weekly schedule along with our Sunday morning worship. Please do join us either in person or online.”

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