On Tuesday 6 April, Romsey Abbey was pleased to welcome the Girls’ Choir from Hexham Abbey to sing Choral Evensong under their Director of Music, Michael Haynes. Their offering comprised Herbert Sumsion’s Evensong in G for sopranos and the anthem, Lift thine eyes , an unaccompanied vision of angels from Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah.
This service formed part of a short tour by the choir that is also taking in Christchurch Priory and Chichester Cathedral. Abbey Choirmums generously provided a tea for the visitors before the service.
The Abbey Choir is looking forward to paying a return visit to Hexham in late August as part of its progress between Newcastle and Carlisle in conjunction with the walk along Hadrian’s Wall being organised by George’s Trust.