This morning, we went to Hereford Cathedral for Matins at 11:30am. Once again, the service was small in terms of congregation but the music was superb. It included the Venite (Anglican chant), the Benedicite in B by Sumsion and the Jubilate in F by John Ireland. The anthem was a favourite: O Thou, the Central Orb by Charles Wood‚ and the organ voluntary was Paean on Divinum Mysterium by Cook.
We then went to Worcester Cathedral for a "proper" look around.
The ceiling above the Quire
The Tomb of King John
The Transept Organ Pipes
Detail of Lectern
The Reredos in the Jesus Chapel
Part of the reredos
St.Oswald (the Church in High St, Glen Iris is dedicated to him)
Memorial to Elgar (he is buried at St. Wulstan's Roman Catholic Church in Little Malvern)
Evensong at 4:00pm included the canticles as set by Howells in G and the anthem was Ave Maria by Parsons. There was time for a quick dinner before...
Evensong at 6:30pm which was sung competently by the Voluntary Choir. The responses were Smith of Durham, the canticles Dyson in F and the anthem This is the record of John by Orlando Gibbons. A fitting end to our stay in this area.