Tuesday, 16 September 2008

St Mary's Abbey

Last September some of our intrepid singers gathered at St Mary's Abbey ruins in the Museum Gardens in York, to sing Vespers of the BVM concluding with the 'York' Salve Regina, which was actually written for the monks of the abbey, and sung there liturgically again for the first time in nearly 500 years!

We're going back this year. When exactly I'm not sure, but it will be a Sunday afternoon, as that's what the Museum Gardens authorities prefer. It will be before Advent though, as I want to do the York Salve there again. Watch this space!

[I can now confirm that we'll be going there on 16th November! We'll be chanting Vespers of the BVM]

Meanwhile here's a clip from last years service

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