- 5 Mar 2019 7:19 PM
Originating in the monastic hours of Vespers and Compline, its considerable beauty lies both in the unsurpassed poetry of the order laid down by Thomas Cranmer in the Book of Common Prayer and in the glorious and hugely varied musical repertoire, which continues to evolve to this day.
Sung by the choir in the late afternoon or early evening, its predominantly reflective and contemplative mood provides a precious oasis of calm in a troubled world.
In British cathedrals attendance at weekday Choral Evensong has been rising steadily for a number of years, attracting many people who do not consider themselves church-goers, or even believers.
There is also a service broadcast live from a different cathedral each week on BBC Radio and available worldwide through the Internet. It is highly recommended.
The Gabrieli Choir – the only choir In Hungary to specialize in the study and performance of Anglican cathedral repertoire – sings two services of Evensong a year, and thus offers a unique opportunity for this wonderful repertoire to be heard in the context for which most of it was originally written.
The choir’s next Choral Evensong will be a service for Lent.
Date ands time:
Saturday, 9 March, 18.30
1071 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 17.