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Radio broadcasts

The Archive contains a vast treasure house of radio broadcasts featuring liturgical services, concerts, festivals, recitals, documentaries and radio plays.

The earliest radio broadcast in the Archive is from 29 January 1939 with St Nicolas College, Chislehurst, directed by Sir Sydney Nicholson, singing an evening service.

You can listen to this and many others radio broadcasts on our Youtube music channel to your left.
BBC Choral Evensong

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.​​

To your right and below are the two playlists of BBC Choral Evensong broadcasts featured on our Youtube Music Channel with more being added each month.

Playlist 1  :  1948 - 1979

Playlist 2  :  1980 onwards


A  Chronological survey of BBC Choral Evensong broadcasts
          
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. Unfortunately, due to time constraints the anthem was not broadcast.

Radio documentaries
It would be difficult to overstate the importance of the hundreds of documentary which have been broadcast over the years.

These have feature individual choirs, choristers, Directors of Music, choir schools, composers and many other topics relating to church music.



A small selection of radio documentaries are featured on our Youtube Music Channel which you can select from these playlists.

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Radio documentary exclusive to the website
'CHOIR WORKS' 
29 June 1997


Introduced by Brian Wright, who talks with Harry Bramma on his role as Director of the Royal School of Church Music and also about Parish Church choirs; the broadcast features St Barnabas, Dulwich and Chingford Parish Church

Broadcasting on radio  

Click on a photo to open the slide-show

  1. New College, Oxford.  1942
    New College, Oxford. 1942
  2. Bradford Cathedral, 1975
    Bradford Cathedral, 1975
  3. St Woolo's Cathedral, 2005
    St Woolo's Cathedral, 2005
  4. Westminster Cathedral.  1931
    Westminster Cathedral. 1931
  5. St John's College, Cambridge.  2016
    St John's College, Cambridge. 2016
  6. Hereford Cathedral.  2016
    Hereford Cathedral. 2016
  7. BBC Forces Evensong, 1943
    BBC Forces Evensong, 1943
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