We know that choirs up and down the country can’t come together this Easter. But in the life of the church, Easter is still a major cause for celebration, and so we want choirs of all kinds, large or small, to join us in this special Festival Service. You don’t have to be a member of the RSCM to take part. Individuals can do it too!

We have put together a complete set of practice materials so that you can teach yourself the music, and then join us for a live-streamed service at 6pm on Easter Day. The service will be led by the Very Revd Dr John Hall, RSCM Chair of Council (and recently retired Dean of Westminster). Music will be led by a selection of choirs who have assembled special, virtual performances of the music which you will be able to join in with. We want everyone to sing with full heart and voice.

It’s easy to get involved:

1. Download the music from our webshop, link below. There is a small charge for it*, but it’s a one-off payment that will enable you to share the music with your whole choir.

2. Share the music with all the singers in your choir.

3. Use the practice tracks to rehearse in your own time.

4. Let us know you are joining by signing up here.

5. Join us on the RSCM Centre YouTube channel to join in link below.

* We are a charity we don’t get money from the Government, or from the church and we need to make sure we are able to continue to supply the resources and help that is needed now more than ever. Thank you.

Groups and choirs taking part

Groups and choirs list

We do not have a complete list of all the groups and choirs taking part in the Big Easter Evensong, but we do know that participants include members of the following:
Aberdeen Bach Choir
All Hallows Gedling Nottingham
All Saints Binfield
All Saints Bingley
All Saints Brixworth
All Saints Church Warlingham
All Saints' Church, Botley
All Saints Daresbury church choir
All Saints Hilton
All Saints North Cave
All Saints Parish Church, Bingley, West Yorkshire
All Saints Parish Church, Streetly
All Saints Queen's Park, Bedford
All Saints Ripley Harrogate
All Saints, Earls Barton
All Saints, Farmborough
All Saints, Ripley (and the benefice churches)
All Saints’ Church, Hampton. Middlesex
All Souls' Point Loma, CA
Anglican Parish of St. Mary the Virgin
Ashford Choral Society
At Names Bushey
Bexleyheath Christ Church
Bowdon Parish Church Choir
Bridlington Priory
Burford Singers member
Cantabile Jersey & guests
Canton Chorus
Capella Cumerana
Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe
Cathedral Singers Christchurch Oxford
Chard and Cloverleaf Benefice
CHASE Benefice, Oxfordshire
Chelmsford Cathedral Girls' Choir
Choir of Great Yarmouth Minster
Choir of Robinson College, Cambridge
Choir of St John's Church, Devizes
Choir of St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne
Choir of St. Mary’s, Bowdon
Choir Worstead
Christ Church Cheltenham
Christ Church Choir, Great Ayton
Christ Church Eaton
Christ Church Radyr
Christ Church Shamley Green
Christ Church, Wyresdale Road, Lancaster, Lancs
Christchurch Priory, Dorset
Church of the Good Shepherd, Furnham, Chard
Church of the Holy Ghost, Balham, London
Church of the Holy Spirit Episcopal
Collingham All Saints
Cornwall Community Choir
Crowborough All Saints
Deddington Church Choir
Derby Cathedral Choir
Diptford
Dunstable Priory -St Peter
Durban Chamber Choir
Eaton Christ Church
Emmanuel URC West Wickham
Enstone Benefice Choir, Oxfordshire
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Athens, OH USA
Ev. Kirche Weiden/ Lövenich
Farncombe St Johns
First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church Saginaw, MI
Gelsenkirchener Kantorei (Gelsenkirchen/Germany)
Great Malvern Priory
Hertfordshire Chorus
Holy Cross
Holy Cross, Binstead
Holy Ghost- Balham
Holy Trinity and St Augustine of Canterbury RC Church, Baldock, Hertfordshire
Holy Trinity Church Choir - Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Holy Trinity Hildersham
Holy Trinity Pro-cathedral, Brussels, Belgium
Holy Trinity, Meanwood, Leeds
Holy Trinity, Westbury on Trym, Bristol
Inverness cathedral
Julian Singers, St Francis Catholic Church Melbourne Australis
Keston Parish Church
Keston Parish Church
Kingsthorpe St. John the Baptist
Kirchenchor Höckelheim, Germany
Kirkham St Michael's Church
Kuils River - St George the Martyr
Ladies who Lark (Lichfield MusicShare)
Lancaster Christ Church
Leoa Academic Male Voice Choir, London
Leoa Academic Male Voice Choir
Lichfield Cathedral Boy and Girl Choristers
Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir
Lichfield cathedral choir
Lichfield Cathedral Chorus
Lichfield Cathedral Youth Voices
Longney and Elmore Church Choir
Maindee, St John the Evangelist
Marnhull RC Our Lady
Melbourne Parish Church, Derbyshire
Milford Singers
Much Wenlock Parish Church
Mystic congregational church
Nelson Chistchuch Cathedral choir Nelson NZ
Newport cathedral
Newport Methodist, Isle of Wight
Olton St Margarets
Ottery St Mary Parish Church
Our Lady's R.C. Church Marnhull/ Gillingham Arts Workshop
Oxford St Peter
Oxton St Saviour's
Parish Church of St Andrew, Hexham
Parish Church of St Edward the Confessor, Romford
Parish of Rayleigh Choir, Holy Trinity Church
Parish Singers, St Albans Cathedral
Penshurst Church kent
Pluckley
Portsmouth Cathedral Choir
project cantorij
Ripon Cathedral Choir
Romsey Abbey
Saint John Devizes
Saint Oswald’s
Sanderstead Singers
Sidmouth Parish Church
Ss Peter & Paul, Godalming
St Albans Cathedral
St Albans Church, Tokyo
St Andrew, Tarvin
St Andrew’s Walberswick
St Andrew's Cathedral Sydney, Australia
St Andrew's Church Choir, Pau, SW France
St Andrew's Church, Shifnal, Shropshire
St Andrews Parish Church, Chippenham, Wiltshire
St Andrew's, Backwell
St Andrew's, Stapleford, Cambridge
St Barnabas, Emmer Green
St Bartholomew's Wickham Bishops
St Bartholomew's, Otford
St Cassian's, Chaddesley Corbett, DY10 4QG
St Chad, Pattingham, Staffs
St Columba's by the Castle, Edinburgh
St Cuthbert's Church, Kirkleatham Village
St Cuthbert's, Great Glen
St Denys, Sleaford
St Dunstans
St Dunstan's Church Choir, Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8NZ
St Eligius Singers
St Eustachius, Tavistock, Devon
St Francis Choir Melbourne
St Francis Church ‘Julian Singers’ Choir
St Francis Church, Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Vic., Julian Singers
St Francis Melbourne - Julian Singers
St George, Kuils River
St George’s Singers
St George’s, Whyke
St George's Church, Whyke, Chichester
St George's RC Church Choir, Taunton
St Giles and St Nicholas, Sidmouth, Devon
St Giles, Sidmouth
St Giles's Church Westbridgford choir
St Helen Auckland Parish Church
St James the Great Scottish Episcopal Church, Cupar
St James the Great, Colwall
St James the Great, Thorley
St JAmes the Less Scottish Episcopal Church Penicuik
St James, Manston
St James, Weybridge
St James’s Bushey
St John Baptist. Sully
St John Caterham
St John the Baptist and St Helen, Wroughton
St John the Baptist Keynsham
St John the Baptist Ripe/ Pelham Choir
St John the Baptist Windlesham
St John the Baptist, Sully
St John the Evangelist
St John the Evangelist
St John the Evangelist , Newport, South Wales
St John the Evangelist, Maindee, Newport
St John Upper Norwood
St John’s, Devizes
St John's Anglican Church, Ghent, Belgium
St Johns Boxmoor
St John's Church ,Caterham, Surrey
St John's Hopwood
St Johns Hythe
St John's Parish Church, Tisbury, Wiltshire.
St John's, East Dulwich.
St John's, Forfar
St John's, West Byfleet
St Kyneburgha, Castor
St Margaret's Ilkley
St Mark with St Margaret, Plumstead Common
St Mark's Church Choir, Bromley, Kent
St Mark's Parish Church, Bromley
St Martin
St Martin's Church, Dorking
St Martins Dorking
St Mary & St Botolph, Whitton - Ipswich
St Mary at Finchley
St Mary Magdalene
St Mary Magdalene Newark NOtts
St Mary of Charity, Faversham
St Mary the Virgin Bletchingley Surrey
St Mary the Virgin, Cottingham (East Yorkshire)
St Mary the Virgin, Finedon
St Mary the Virgin, Godmanchester
St Mary the Virgin, Walkern, Herts
St Mary, Kennington
St Mary, Old Newton
St Mary, St Neots
St Mary`s, Fordingbridge
St Mary’s Bathwick
St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow
St Mary’s Glasgow
St Mary’s Moseley BirmIngham
St Mary’s Nantwich
St Mary’s Theydon Bois
St Mary-at-Finchley
St Mary's Bowdon
St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow
St Mary's Choir, Horsham
St Mary's Choral evensong Choir, Totnes
St Marys Church Choir Harrow on the Hill
St Mary's Church, Dymock, Gloucestershire
St Mary's Fordingbridge
St Marys Godmanchester
St Mary's Herbrandston
St Mary's Hinckley
St Marys Langley
St marys WHIt Kirk
St Mary's Nantwich Cheshire
St Marys, Balcombe, West Sussex
St Mary's, Swansea
St Matthew's Surbiton
St Michael & All Angels Mickleham
St Michael and All Angels, Summertown, Oxford
St Michael the Archangel, Winterbourne
St Michael's Church, Kirkham
St Neots, St Mary
St Nicholas Church, Steventon
St Nicholas Harpenden
St Nicholas Old Marston Oxford Choir
St Nicholas, Barton le Clay
St Nicolas Church, Kings Norton, Birmingham
St Oswald's Parlside
St Osyth church choir/ The Lunchtime Singers/ The Book Group Choir
St Paul’s Canterbury
St Paul's Cathedral, Bendigo, Australia
St Paul's, Umkomaas with Scottburgh, South Africa
St Peter & St Paul, Lingfield, Surrey.
St Peter and St Paul church Rustington
St Peter Mancroft, Norwich
St Peter's Choir Filton
St Peter's church Roydon
St Peter's Church, Leckhampton, Cheltenham
St Peter's Heysham
St Peter's Weston Favell
St Peter's, Petersfield
St Philip and St James Alderley Edge
St Remigius, Hethersett
St Richard Singers, Chichester
St Robert of Knarsborough, Pannal, Harrogate
St Saviour’s Oxton
St Saviour's Scottish Episcopal Church, Bridge of Allan
St Saviour's, Coalpt Heath, Bristol
St Stephen's Church, Canterbury
St Stephen's Tivoli, Cheltenham
St Thomas' Church, Woolton Hill
St Thomas Episcopal-Nassau Bay TX
St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring-on-Thames
St Thomas the Apostle Episcopal
St Thomas's Augmented Choir
St Wilfrid's, Alford, Lincs
St. Andrews
St. Andrew's Church, Fulham Fields
St. Decuman's
St. Etheldreda's Church, Bishops Hatfield
St. Georges RC Church
St. Laurence, Winslow
St. Leonard's Choir, Wollaton, Nottingham
St. Mary, Holy Island
St. Mary's Swansea
St. Mary's, Moseley
St. Paul's Clapham, London SW4
St. Peter’s Bournemouth
St. Peter’s Shorwell Isle of Wight
St. Peter's choir Filton
St. Peter's Church Choir Irthlingborough
St. Peter's Church, Bexhill-on-Sea
St. Peter's Petersfield
St. Thomas the Apostle
St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, Nassau Bay, Texas
St.Bartholomew, Crewkerne
St.John the Baptist, Ripe, East Sussex
St.Neots, St. Mary’s
Stanwick Group of Churches Benefice Choir
Stoke Minster
Stour Vale Benefice Choir
Stratford-upon-Avon Chamber choir
Tarvin parish church
Team Ministry Choir (Rame Peninsula)
teme Spirit choir Clee Hill Salop
the Amity Singers (Jersey)
The Choir of St. Mary’s, Bowdon
The Choir of the Church of the Ascension with All Saints
The Collegiate Church of St. Mary in Stafford
The Gransdens Church Choir
The Lowry Singers
The United Benefice of Standon and the Mundens with Sacombe
Trinity Church Sutton
Trinity Methodist Choir Sutton Surrey
Uplyme Festival Choir
Uppingham PC
Watlington
West Buckrose Parish Choir
Wheatsheaf consort
Wilton Church Choir, Salisbury
Winchester Cathedral Choirs
Windmill United Benefice
Wivelsfield St Peter and St John Baptist
Wroughton and Wichelstowe Parish Church
Wroughton: St John the Baptist and St Helen

Order of Service and Music

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Rehearsal Files

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Virtual Choir Backing Tracks

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