Choristers sing Evensong at Sidmouth Methodist Church

PUBLISHED: 14:33 06 March 2009 | UPDATED: 08:41 18 June 2010

ANGLICANS meet Methodists at Sidmouth on Sunday, March 15, when Exeter Cathedral Choristers sing Evensong at the Methodist Church.

ANGLICANS meet Methodists at Sidmouth on Sunday, March 15, when Exeter Cathedral Choristers sing Evensong at the Methodist Church.

It is an unusual venue for the cathedral choir as Methodist churches do not usually hold Evensong and is the first time the Sidmouth church has held such a service.

It was John McGregor, one of the church's three organists, who invited the choir to sing after he met its organist.

All are welcome to the service, which starts at 6.30pm, conducted by the Reverend Brian Hadfield.

The choir's history goes back to the 13th century and consists of 20 boy choristers, 20 girl choristers and 12 men. Adults are professionally trained singers.

It makes regular visits to churches throughout the Diocese to sing services and concerts.

During the term it sings eight services a week, including three on Sundays as well as broadcasting regularly on radio and television.

It has given a number of concerts with leading orchestras and has made several recordings.

Overseas tours include visits to Canada, France, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Germany and Belgium and in 2006 the choir undertook an exciting tour to the USA.

The choir's extensive repertoire covers a wide range of music from medieval plainsong through to contemporary works.


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