The Archive contains a vast treasure house of broadcasts featuring liturgical services, concerts, festivals and recitals of sacred music.
The earliest broadcast in the Archive is from 29 January 1939 with St Nicolas College, Chislehurst, directed by Sir Sydney Nicholson, singing evensong.
You can listen to this and many others radio broadcasts on our Youtube music channel to your left.
BBC Choral Evensong is the longest running outside broadcast in history, when, on 7 October 1926 the first service came from Westminster Abbey.
The Archive has over 1500 broadcasts with the earliest being from Blackburn Cathedral in 1948.
You can listen to this and many other BBC Choral Evensong broadcasts on our Youtube music channel to your right.
To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Choral Evensong in 1996, the BBC produced this television broadcast introduced by Joanna Trollope and sung by the choir of York Minster. Due to time constraints the anthem was not broadcast.