THE choir of Hereford Cathedral will be singing the rarely performed Stabat mater, by John Browne, from the historic Eton choirbook, during Evensong on Saturday.

"This is a rare opportunity to listen to a dramatic and sumptuous late-15th century work being offered in our worship of God," said Canon Andrew Piper, Precentor and head of music at liturgy at the cathedral.

"It is especially appropriate for this piece to be sung at Hereford because only a few feet away from the stalls where the choir will be singing is the tomb of Bishop John Stanbury, who played a leading role in the foundation of Eton College in the 1440s."

All are welcome to join the congregation of choral evensong, which is sung at 5.30pm daily, except Wednesdays, and at 3.30pm on Sundays.