Musicians Company Evensong – St Paul’s Cathedral

Wednesday 6th October 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting the Master Musician, John Nichols, at the Unmuteables lunch earlier in the day, and to hear about all the great work that he and his Company have been doing to support young musicians – especially during the past 18 months. The Musicians Company Evensong is a beautiful service, which is held in St Paul’s Cathedral each year and which starts, and ends, with a procession of gowned and badged Masters and Wardens of (most of) the City Livery Companies. In between we were treated to some evocative signing by the St Paul’s Cathedral Choir, and by the Royal College of Music String Orchestra, who played Elgar’s Elegy for Strings, which he had written especially for the Musician’s Company. After the service we all retired to the Crypt, where I was please to be able to catch up with the 3rd and 4th Warden.