A choral residency is a unique and wonderful opportunity. It unites the purposes we strive to achieve weekly — to become better singers, to become a better liturgical choir, to attempt to produce something beautiful that will honor God and touch people’s souls — and challenges us to do it on a daily basis. Our Anglican heritage is rooted in the daily office of sung prayer. Calvary is scratching the surface of that tradition by offering Evensong once a month. Through our residency at Bristol Cathedral, which has maintained sung services for over 800 years, we will join countless others in carrying on a tradition that has endured for centuries. May this experience uplift and transform us, so that we may bring back a renewed commitment to use our voices to uplift and transform the souls of all those who enter through Calvary’s doors.