Leeds Light Night 2019

 

Light Night @ Leeds Minster 2019

 

Thursday 10th October 2019

 

Evensong by Candlelight

Choir of Leeds Minster

Leeds Minster

Kirkgate, Leeds, LS2 7DJ

6.30 – 9.30pm General visiting

(Service 7.00 – 7.45pm)

 

 

 

 

Traditional sung evening service lead by members of the Leeds Minster Choir and accompanied on the Minster’s powerful Harrison and Harrison Organ. The Victorian Gothic interior of the church provides the atmospheric setting for this service and will be partially lit by candlelight. The service itself follows a format established five hundred years ago which forms one of the most enduring parts of the choral tradition of the Anglican Church. After the service, visitors will be able to wander around the building and experience the stillness of the church by candlelight.

 

Friday 11th October 2019

 

Compline by Candlelight

Choir of Leeds Minster

Leeds Minster

Kirkgate, Leeds, LS2 7DJ

6.30 – 9.30pm General visits

(Live music performed from 7.15 - 8.45pm)

Service of Sung Compline at 9pm

 

Compline marks the end of the monastic day. It is a haunting service in which ancient plainsong melodies mingle in the gathering gloom and prayers are offered for divine protection through the darkness of the coming night.

Preceding Compline, members of the Minster’s music team will perform programmes of atmospheric music using the spaces of the Victorian Gothic interior of the building.