Thomas and Richard discuss Lent in the Cathedral, and what changes musically with the penitential season. Discussion includes Gregorio Allegri’s perennial favourite—Miserere Mei, Deus—and people’s reactions when they realise that there is no solo organ music during Lent. Thomas has just been to Rome, and is able to tell us about what he discovered and how that will feed in to the Choir’s trip to Belgium and Italy later this year.
The Staved Off podcast gives an insight into the workings of Saint Mary’s Cathedral Choir. Hosted by Richard Flynn with Thomas Wilson and others involved in the Choir, this monthly podcast will fascinate anyone interested in the Choir, or in church and cathedral music more generally. Recordings of the Choir are frequently featured. Subscribe today, and never miss an episode!