Laudemus! (Latin for ‘let us praise!’) has been singing cathedral-style choral evensong in Dorset country churches annually since 1991.
During that time we have visited over 65 village churches and a few suburban ones, sung nearly 150 services of choral evensong and had an amazingly good time. There’s a list here of all the places we’ve visited, and you can follow the other links at the top of this page to learn more about us.
Our 2019 tour took in Weymouth, Eype (St Peter’s doubles as an art gallery) Fontmell Magna, the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Cecilia in Blandford Forum (our first Choral Vespers) and Wimborne Minster. 2020 will be the 30th year Laudemus! has visited Dorset; it will also be the 900th anniversary of the founding of the Minster in Wimborne, but Covid-19 has put paid to any plans to celebrate in style. Instead, we will sing one al fresco evensong outside Wimborne Minster at a date to be announced when we are a little more certain of the weather! Details on the 2020 Tour page.
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