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Event Information: Choral Workshop (Evensong) Details t.b.c.

23rd September 2018


Monday 78th May, 2019.
Rehearsal: 2.30 p.m.
Evensong 5.00 p.m.

10, includes loan of music on the day, refreshments and tea,

Please add 2 extra if you want to borrow the music in advance.

Advanced booking only


St Mary de Castro Church
St Mary de Castro Church, Castle Street, Leicester LE1 5WN Wheelchair Ramp available.

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Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Weelkes, Responses: Reading,
The Conductor: John Bence, Organist and Master of the Music of St. Mary de Castro

Details: After detailed study, we shall sing the traditional service of Evening Prayer. The event will conclude with tea and cake.

For the nervous singer: We have a few copies of Weelkes are available for free loan for a month before the Service.

Who Can Join us?: Anyone who can sing. Music will be provided on the day. Reasonable sight reading skills are desirable, but there will be some who know the music already

Unfortunately, Weelkes spent the greater part of his church career being reprimanded by the ecclesiastical authorities; he was "noted and famed for a common drunkard and notorious swearer and blasphemer," and was dismissed from his musical duties at least once. After the death of his wife in 1622, Weelkes left all his responsibilities and spent his last year in London.