Sun 17Sep2023

Whiddon Autumn Festival Compline

Gidleigh Church, Devon



Organiser: Whiddon Autumn Festival /

Festival Compline GIDLEIGH CHURCH Sunday 17th September 2023, 9:00pm Our Festival comes to a contemplative close with a magical choral Compline service by candlelight in Gidleigh Church. Compline is a beautiful church service for the end of the day, characterised by meditative threads of medieval plainchant and prayers for a peaceful night. As well as singing the chant, Corvus Consort also performs choral motets by Jean Mouton, William Byrd and Gabriel Jackson. The service will open with an instrumental prelude composed specially for the service by 2023 Composer-in-Residece Nathan James Dearden, performed by our very own Festival String Quartet. Compline is a church service, so it is free to attend. Donations will be collected on exit, and will be split equally between Gidleigh Church and WAF.

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