On Saturday 2nd February, the senior school’s Chapel Choir embarked on a journey to the nearby city of Chelmsford, home to one of England’s 42 cathedrals, to sing in a service of Choral Evensong.
After arriving at the cathedral and admiring the historical building, the choir set out to rehearse the various pieces before the service started. It was a real treat to sing in such an amazing acoustic; the psalm, anthems and other choral pieces were sung that afternoon with astonishing effectiveness. Herbert Brewer’s setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D resonated very well with the congregation and they were impressed with its contrasting dynamics and the choir’s enthusiastic performance.
The choir was joined at the Chelmsford Cathedral by Mr Masters and Reverend Little, who read the two lessons in the service. Choirmaster Mr Warns returned to school with an exhausted, but happy and content group of singers that will hold this experience in good memory. It was a joy to sing in such a phenomenal environment, and the excitement and blitheness that the Felsted choir felt was mirrored in their excellent performance.