18th April 2016
Derby Cathedral will mark HM Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday on Thursday 21 April with a special Choral Evensong at which all are welcome.
Choral Evensong will be sung by the Boys and Lay Clerks of the Cathedral Choir with music by Barry Rose, Bryan Kelly and an anthem by Johann Sebastian Bach. Evensong will be led by the Dean of Derby, the Very Revd Dr. John Davies DL, and will include special prayers for the Queen’s 90th birthday. The service begins at 6.30 pm. The flag will be flown and, after the service, the Cathedral’s ring of ten bells will be rung in further celebration. Civic guests will be in attendance and the service is open to all.
Queen Elizabeth is the first reigning British monarch to celebrate her 90th birthday. Further celebrations will take place in June 2016 when the Queen’s birthday is officially celebrated. A special civic service will be held at Derby Cathedral on 12th June 2016 at 3.00 pm.
The Dean of Derby said: “Throughout her life the Queen has given a magnificent example of public service and personal dedication. All are welcome to join in celebrating her birthday at Evensong at Derby Cathedral on 21st April.”