The recording of services began in the autumn of 2015, when a new sound system was installed in the cathedral. These were made available on an occasional basis via the choir’s Soundcloud page. With the advent of this website, our aim is to make a different service available each week and, in this way, we seek to allow those unable to be with us in person to participate in the worship that is central to the life of Hereford Cathedral.

It is important to note that in these recordings, the listener hears exactly what they would have heard had they been present at the service itself. No extra rehearsal is undertaken beforehand, and no editing takes place afterwards.

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The recent return to choral services at Hereford Cathedral has only been possible by closely observing government guidelines regarding social distancing. The choir is therefore rather more physically separated than was the case before, and the recorded balance has somewhat changed as a result.

Evensong, Sunday 27 September 2020

This webcast includes Charles Villiers Stanford’s Evening Service in C and Edward Bairstow’s great anthem Blessed City, heavenly Salem. The voluntary is Percy Whitlock’s Prelude on ‘Darwall’s 148th’.

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The texts of the psalms and anthem can be found here.

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