Easter TV Service at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge

While I have loved attending services and concerts in the Chapel of King’s College Chapel on many occasions, one event has stood out. My daughter – who was an undergraduate there at the time – was able to secure tickets to the BBC ‘filming’ of the Easter service that is broadcast by the BBC in Easter week. Interestingly, recording took place in December, so that the BBC could video the Easter and Christmas services at the same time. I truly loved every minute. I was so lucky to sit behind the great Stephen Cleobury, the Musical Director, and the acoustics were the best I have experienced. The sound was simply staggering. It is so sad that Stephen Cleobury died in 2019 as he contributed so much to church music.

The service brought so many memories back of my childhood as a choirmaster, chorister and organist, particularly performing ‘Wash Me Throughly’ and conducting ‘Drop, Drop Slow Tears’ as my choir sang unaccompanied during Communion.

Sep 2009