Choral Evensong to mark the 90th birthday of HM The Queen
A special service of Choral Evensong will take place on Thursday 21st April 2016 at 17.30 to mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Cathedral Choir, directed by Timothy Noon, will open the service with music composed by William Byrd for Queen Elizabeth I, setting the text "O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen to rejoice in thy strength". The anthem will be Hubert Parry's anthem "I was glad" which was sung at Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953.
The service will be attended by, David Fursdon, Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Devon, and members of the public are warmly welcome.
Heavenly Father, who hast brought our gracious sovereign Queen Elizabeth to the completion of her ninetieth year, and dost gather her people in celebration of the same: grant that we, rejoicing before thee with thankful hearts, may ever be united in love and service to one another, and her kingdom flourish in prosperity and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.