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Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Choral Evensong celebrates 90th anniversary

4:40, 6th October 2016

Choral Evensong will celebrate its 90th anniversary on 7 October.

The programme, which is the longest-running outside broadcast in the BBC’s history, has presented live weekly broadcasts of Evensongs from around the country since October 1926, initially on the National Programme, before moving to Radio 3 in 1970.

Last week, Choral Evensong broadcast live from Westminster Abbey, marking the first ever broadcast of Choral Evensong (also from the Abbey, on 7 October 1926). The programme is still available on iPlayer Radio.

Radio 3 controller Alan Davey said he had ‘no doubt’ that the programme would continue for many more years to come.

Click here to find out more about the history of the programme.

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