Students and Staff Perform in BBC Radio 3 Live Broadcast

image of Shefield CathedralBBC Radio 3 visited Sheffield Cathedral for a live broadcast of the service of Choral Evensong on Wednesday, 27 June, at 3.30pm. The Cathedral Choir which includes Concerts Manager Stewart Campbell and undergraduate student James Bingham, in addition to members of the University Chamber Choir performed music by Kenneth Leighton, Grayston Ives and Edward Bairstow, and a new work by Jonathan Dove composed as a part of anthology for the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen. Neil Taylor, the Cathedral’s Director of Music, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Radio 3 to the Cathedral once again. The broadcast is an exciting opportunity for us to show the whole nation that Sheffield has a Cathedral Choir it can be proud of.” Choral Evensong was first broadcast on Thursday 7 October 1926 live from Westminster Abbey and has been broadcast weekly on BBC Radio ever since. It is the longest running outside broadcast in the world and now visits a different Cathedral every week.

The broadcast can be listened to online until Sunday 08 July here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tp7r

More information on Sheffield Cathedral Choir can be found here: http://www.sheffieldcathedral.org/music/home-music-cathedral-choir.php