Wednesday 15 April 2009

Over the Easter weekend we travelled to Norfolk and spent a few days touring, staying in a hotel in North Walsham. As the church (St. Nicholas's) is listed in Simon Jenkin's book of churches we decided to go to a service, Evensong on Sunday 12th.

It was a sung, solemn evensong with a choir, but the delightful surprise was that St. Nicholas still maintains a choir of men and boys. North Walsham is not a huge town and it is heartening to find that, in this modern age, the church still manages to maintain a lively boys choir.

The choir were notably hard working at the Solemn Evensong we attended. With just 7 men and 6 boys they gave us a Mag and Nunc, plus a Te Deum and the requisite Psalms along with hymns (including a processional one). The service concluded with a dashing French showpiece on the organ from the young organist.

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