Historic Catholic service at Hampton Court Palace broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong
23 March 2016
Wednesday 30 March 2016 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Sunday 3 April 2016 3pm – 4pm
On 9 February 2016, the Genesis and Choral Foundations brought together leaders from the Catholic and Anglican Church for the first service according to the Roman Catholic Latin Rite to be celebrated at Hampton Court Palace’s Chapel Royal in 450 years. The service is being broadcast exclusively on BBC Radio 3’s Choral Evensong, giving worldwide audiences the chance to tune in and listen to Thomas Tallis’ Magnificat, William Cornysh’s Salve Regina and John Taverner’s ‘Leroy’ Kyrie performed by ensembles The Sixteen and Genesis Sixteen, conducted by Harry Christophers.
Vespers was celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols and includes a sermon from The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres KCVO, Bishop of London and Dean of Her Majesty’s Chapels Royal.