Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Long-running programme presenting live broadcasts of Evensong from around the country

On radio

All upcoming (1 new and 2 repeats)

Future Choral Evensong Schedule

Weds 28th Jan

(rpt. Sun 31st Jan)

King’s College, London

An Archive Recording of a Service for Epiphany, first broadcast in January 2009 from All Hallows' Church, Gospel Oak, London.  The choir was directed by David Trendell who died last October.

Hymn: Why, impious Herod (Veni redemptor)

Bidding Prayer

Reading: Matthew 1 vv.18-25

A boy was born (Britten)

Reading: Yet if His Majesty our Sovereign Lord (Thomas Ford)

Lullay, Jesu (Britten)

Reading: Bethlehem Down (Bruce Blunt)

Herod (Britten)

Reading: Hymn on the Morning of Christ's Nativity (John Milton)

Jesu, as thou art our Saviour (Britten)

Reading: Matthew 2 vv.1-12

The three kings (Britten)

Reading: Journey of the Magi (T S Eliot)

In the bleak midwinter (Britten)

Reading: Colossians 1 vv.15-20


Noel! (Britten)


Hymn: O worship the Lord (Was lebet)

Organ Voluntary: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 739 (Bach)

David Trendell, Director of Music

Ashley Marshfield, Organ Scholar


Weds 4th Feb

(rpt. Sun 8th Feb)

St Paul’s Cathedral, London

Introit:  My lovely one (Finzi)

Responses:  Leighton

Psalm 88 (Flintoft)

First Lesson:  Isaiah 61 vv1-9

Magnificat:   Giles Swayne

Second Lesson:  Luke 7 vv18-30

Nunc Dimittis:  Holst

Anthem:  Benedictus (Elgar)

Hymn:  Hail to the Lord’s Anointed! (Crüger)

Organ Voluntary:  Offrande et Alléluia final from Livre du Saint Sacrement (Messiaen)

Andrew Carrwood, Director of Music

Simon Johnson, Organist


Weds 11th Feb

(rpt. Sun 15th Feb)

St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Introit:  Exsultate Deo (Palestrina)

Responses:  Tomkins

Psalm:  119 vv 33-56 (Turle;  Colborne)

Lessons:               Isaiah 52 vv 13 - 53 v6

                              Romans 15 vv 14-21

Canticles:  Evening Service  in E minor (Daniel Purcell)

Anthem:  My beloved spake (Purcell)

Hymn:  Come down, O love divine (Down Ampney)

Final responses:  Campbell

Organ voluntary:  Prelude and Fugue in E, BWV 566 (J S Bach)

James Vivian, Director of Music

Richard Pinel, Assistant Director of Music


Weds 18th Feb – Ash Wednesday

(rpt. Sun 22nd Feb)

St John’s College, Cambridge

Responses: Smith

Psalm 51 (Allegri)

First Lesson:  Isaiah 1 vv 10-18

Canticles: Sixth Service (Weelkes)

Second Lesson: Luke 15 vv 11-end

Anthem: Afflicti pro peccatis nostris (Byrd)

Hymn: Lord Jesus, think on me (Southwell)

Organ Voluntary: Fantasia in C minor BWV 562 (Bach)

Joseph Wicks, Junior Organ Scholar

Andrew Nethsingha, Director of Music


Weds 25th Feb

(rpt. Sun 1st Mar)

St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire

An archive recording first heard 27th May, 1998

Introit: Behold the tabernacle of God (Harris)

Responses: Smith

Psalms 126-131 (Garrett, Goss, Buck, Walmisley, Hylton Stewart, Rogers)

First lesson: Isaiah 30 vv 1-5,8-17

Office hymn: Eternal Monarch King most high (Gonfalon Royal)

Magnificat: Noble in B minor

Second lesson: Hebrews 11 vv 17-31,39 - 40

Nunc dimittis: Noble in B minor

Anthems: A song of wisdom (Charles Villiers Stanford)

O for a closer walk with God (Charles Villiers Stanford)

Hymn: Sing praise to God who reigns above (Mit Freuden Zart)

Organ voluntary: Jubilate (Mathias)

Geraint Bowen, Organist and Master of the Choristers

Michael Slaney, Assistant Organist


Weds 4th Mar

(rpt. Sun 8th Mar)

King’s College, Cambridge


International Women's Day, celebrating female composers: A service live from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge.

Organ Prelude: The Gift (Judith Bingham)
Introit: Be still (Sally Beamish) - first performance, new commission
Responses: Leighton
Psalms 22, 23 (S Wesley, Smart, Goss)
First Lesson: Genesis 44 vv 18-34
Canticles: Collegium Regale (Judith Bingham)
Second Lesson: Hebrews 2 vv 10-18
Anthem: Vertue (Judith Weir)
Hymn: Thine for ever! God of love (Newington)
Organ Voluntary: Ettrick Banks (Judith Weir)

Tom Etheridge and Richard Gowers, Organ Scholars
Stephen Cleobury, Director of Music<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Weds 11th Mar

(rpt. Sun 15th Mar)

Salisbury Cathedral


Weds 18th Mar

(rpt. Sun 22nd Mar)

York Minster


Weds 25th Mar

(rpt. Sun 29th Mar)

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral


Weds 1st Apr

St Edmundsbury Cathedral


Sun 5th Apr – Easter Day

Ely Cathedral


Weds 8th Apr

(rpt Sun 9th Apr)

Temple Church, London



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