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Evensong at Windsor

On Wednesday 8th March, our Senior Chamber Choir got the fantastic opportunity to sing a Choral Evensong at St. George's Chapel, Windsor

On Wednesday 8th March, our Senior Chamber Choir got the fantastic opportunity to sing a Choral Evensong at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. This was an opportunity that not only benefited our singing but also was a great bonding experience for the choir as a whole.

After a quick tube journey, we got on the train to Windsor, with just enough time to grab a coffee and shelter from the rain before embarking onwards to the chapel gates. After a slight wait, we were escorted inside to take in the splendour of one of England’s most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings. Our final rehearsal went well, exemplified by the extraordinary stained-glass windows and ambient lighting. Then, led by the Clergymen, we practised our procession around the Chapel, past the burial sights of some very notable monarchs, and through the aisle into our seats. This left us with exactly eight minutes to change into our choir dresses and stand in line, ready to begin Evensong. We sang a wonderful array of Preces and Responses, a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis and the anthem Be Thou My Vision, all accompanied professionally and gracefully by Inga de Vegvar. It was a beautiful service, with our music resounding through the magnificent stone building, and we are endlessly grateful to the St. George’s Chapel staff for the fabulous opportunity to play and sing and to Miss Vickery for conducting. Finally, to end the night we practically skipped down the hill to Zizzi’s where we were joined by both parents and staff to enjoy a wonderful meal! And once again a huge thank you to Miss Vickery, Miss Murata, Mr Mercer and Mrs Floyd for organising such a special evening.

By Sofia Gironi and Betsy Leighton, Lower Sixth

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