Wednesday, 6 April 2016

CATHEDRAL CHOIR TO BROADCAST TO THE NATION


Hereford-cathedral
Wednesday 13 April will be a highlight for Hereford Cathedral Choir when it makes a prestigious live broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at 3.30 pm.

The broadcast of Choral Evensong will be heard by its regular audience of over a quarter of a million listeners all over the world.

Music for the service will include works by Herbert Howells, John Taverner and William Sterndale Bennett. Both Howells and Taverner pieces appear on a CD of Easter music recorded by the choir and recently released on the Regent label, which is already receiving critical acclaim in the national press.

Geraint Bowen, organist and director of music, said ‘We always look forward to these broadcasts, which now have listeners all over the world, who can access the service on the internet via the BBC’s website.’

‘A live broadcast is one of the many highlights that the choristers experience during their time in the choir. They have a fascinating day watching the setting up of the equipment, going through the various sound checks, and finally waiting for the exciting moment when the red light goes on.’

The broadcast will be repeated on Radio 3 on Sunday 19 April and will be available on the BBC iPlayer site for up to a week following the broadcast.

All are welcome at this service, which will last for about an hour: those attending are asked to be seated by 3.15 pm.

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