Friday, 20 March 2009


As those of you who know me will no doubt realise by know, I've become a big fan of Compline, which we sing regularly on Fridays. The original inspiration behind me starting up the Traditional Latin form was hearing the Anglican version in York Minster some years ago. This is sung each Thursday in Lent and occasionally at other times by the excellent Ebor Singers. The format varies from that in the Divine Office, but some of the chants are familiar, albeit in English rather that Latin! There are usually 2 or 3 polyphonic motets too. All in all, a wonderful experience! If any of you are within reach of York on Thursday evenings between now and Holy Week, Compline continues to be sung at the Minster commencing at 9pm. If you would also like to hear Compline chanted from the Traditional Office, then do please come to hear us at Bishophill every Friday at 8.30pm!

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