Stanford – Magnificat in C

I absolutely adore singing choral evensong, and this setting of the Magnificat by Charles Villiers Stanford has always been one of my favourites, so much so that I chose it for the entrance music at our wedding (weddings are SO much fun, it’s the only time you get to choose everything for an entire service!). I lurked at the back of the church enjoying hearing a choir full of our friends singing it and swanned up the aisle during the Gloria. I can’t hear it though without thinking of the wedding rehearsal, when our lovely vicar Robin danced up the aisle, loudly singing the Gloria as he walked us through it.

And I’ve picked this recording for those of you who are missing Durham Cathedral’s organ.