A Cathedral Choir Residency is a period of time (usually one week, but could be less) when a visiting choir takes over for the regular choir at a Cathedral. The visiting choir will sing all of the services needed for that time period and act as the “Choir in Residency”.
Evensong: a service of scripture readings, psalms, and prayers that takes place most days of the week. On weekdays it is usually between 5 and 6.30pm and slightly earlier at weekends between 3-4.30pm. It lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Holy Eucharist: A service of Communion, with a sung mass setting. Normally sung on Sunday mornings only and lasting between 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
Matins: A morning service, usually on Sunday, before or after Holy Eucharist. It is a short service of readings, prayers, and songs. Not all Cathedrals offer Matins.