Canticles: Dyson in C minor
Anthem: A Grateful Heart – Plumstead
Organ Voluntary: Adagio (Symphony No.3) – Vierne
Director of Music: Michael Haynes
The Girls Choir of Hexham Abbey have the honour of opening this year’s Festival with Choral Evensong. They have appeared on BBC Television’s ‘Songs of Praise’ and have toured abroad regularly. The responses are by a former Abbey Director of Music, Terence Atkinson and the organ voluntary by Louis Vierne is the first of the French pieces which are featured in this year’s Festival.