Alexandra Coghlan

Divinely reticent

The distinctive tone of the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge depends on self-effacement: the uniformity of 30 voices singing as one

Earlier this year The Spectator published an article in celebration of Evensong — the nightly sung service of the Anglican Church. Attendance, it seems, is not just up but dramatically so. While church visitor figures across the UK have fallen steadily and substantially since the 1960s, congregations at sung services have swollen up to ten times over, often rising to three figures.

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