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A Service of Commemoration

to mark the 40th Anniversary of the 1984 Fire

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To mark the 40th anniversary of the 1984 fire, York Minster will be hosting a special service of Choral Evensong, remembering the devastation caused and giving thanks for the dedicated and talented individuals who helped to rebuild and restore the magnificent cathedral we see today.

The service will include special prayers and readings, as well as a sermon by the Archbishop of York.

The Choir of York Minster, led by Robert Sharpe, Director of Music, will perform a selection of reflective music including Bernard Rose’s responses; Psalms 47, 48, 49 for the 9th evening; Herbert Sumsion’s Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A; and Hymn to the Creator of Light by John Rutter. Ben Morris, Assistant Director of Music, will play Cecilia McDowall’s Sacred and Hallowed Fire on the cathedral’s Grand Organ.

All are welcome, no booking required.

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