Choral Evensong was created in 1549 by Thomas Cranmer, when he combined Vespers and Compline.
I considered the purpose and meaning of Evensong: the words and music, history, location and architecture. There is symbolism within the images, plus motifs found in the cathedral.
It was always my intention to combine modernity with timelessness and to convey the sense of moving through the service.
The organist’s moment to thrill
These contemporary images of a sixteenth century service invite people to see the familiar with a new light, hung in sacred spaces where generations have trod the same stones. They pay tribute to the choir and choristers who bring this service and its music to life.
Painted for and displayed at Rochester Cathedral in 2012/13, each banner is 1.35m x 2.5m, acrylic on canvas.
‘Art for Evensong’ then went ‘on tour’ and visited Peel Cathedral on the Isle of Man in 2013, then Worcester and Bradford Cathedrals in 2014.