Choral Evensong from Manchester Cathedral Live broadcast on BBC Radio 3

Published: 20 May 2016

On Wednesday 25 May, our Cathedral Choir will broadcast Choral Evensong live on BBC Radio 3; music will include Adrian Batten’s Third Evening Service and Orlando Gibbons’ great anthem See, see, the Word is incarnate.

BBC Radio 3's Choral Evensong, the longest-running outside broadcast in the history of the BBC, marks ninety years of live broadcasting this autumn. The first live broadcast of Choral Evensong was on the National Programme on Thursday 7 October 1926. It remained a weekly fixture from Westminster Abbey for ten years and then went on to include St Paul's and York Minster. Choral Evensong now visits nearly 100 different cathedrals, abbeys, monasteries, churches and chapels all over the world.

It moved to Radio 3 in 1981 and continues to be broadcast weekly on Wednesdays at 3.30pm, with a repeat on Sunday afternoons. Its enduring popularity is reflected in the fact that it is one of the most frequently requested programmes via Listen Again on Radio 3.

You are warmly invited to join us for this live broadcast. Please be seated in the Quire of the Cathedral by 3:15pm on 25 May.

Please note: there will be no Evensong at 5.30pm.

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