Playing: 12 Songs Op.48 for voice and piano [words: Humbert Wolfe] by Gustav Holst
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Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

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

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Weds 25th Mar (rpt. Sun 29th Mar)

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Organ Prelude: Pièce Modale (Langlais)
Introit: Ne timeas, Maria (Victoria)
Hymn: Ave maris stella (Monteverdi)
Psalms 110, 130 and Canticle (Duffy, Bévenot, Mawby)
Reading: Luke 1 vv 26-38
Motet: A Hymn to the Virgin (Britten)
Homily (Canon Anthony O’Brien)
Magnificat (Andriessen)
Hymn: For Mary, Mother of the Lord (St Botolph)
Antiphon: Ave Regina caelorum (Victoria)
Organ Voluntary: Toccata Magnificat (Nicholas Davies)

Director of Music: Christopher McElroy
Assistant Director of Music: James Luxton
Organist: Richard Lea 

Weds 1st Apr  (No rpt.)

St Edmundsbury Cathedral 

Introit: When I survey the wondrous cross (Malcolm Archer)
Office Hymn: Nature with open volume stands (Nürnberg)
Responses: Tomkins
Psalm 88 (Howells)
First Lesson: Isaiah 63 vv 1-9
Canticles: Heathcote Statham in E minor
Second Lesson: Revelation 14 v 18 - 15 v 4
Anthems: The Lamentation (Bairstow)
Plangent eum (Judith Bingham)
Homily: The Very Revd Christopher Lewis
Final Hymn: At the Name of Jesus (King's Weston)
Organ Voluntary: Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir, BWV 686 (Bach)

Assistant Director of Music: Dan Soper
Director of Music: James Thomas


Sun 5th Apr – Easter Day  (No rpt.)

Ely Cathedral

Introit: Jesus Christ is risen (Trepte)
Responses: Leighton
Psalms 114, 118 (Garrett, South)
First Lesson: Ezekiel 37 vv 1-4
Office Hymn: The Lamb's high banquet we await (Ad Cenam Agni)
Canticles: Murrill in E
Second Lesson: Luke 24 vv 13-35
Anthem: Death be not proud (Francis Grier) first broadcast
Final Hymn: Jesus lives! thy terrors now (St Albinus)
Festival Te Deum (Britten)
Organ Voluntary: Résurrection (Dupré)
Assistant Organist: Edmund Aldhouse
Director of Music: Paul Trepte 

Weds 8th Apr (rpt. Sun 12th Apr)

A Sequence for Easter recorded at the Temple Church, London

Introit: Since by Man came Death (Handel)
Lesson: Genesis 1 v 26; 2 vv 15-17, 19-22
Bidding Prayer
Hymn: Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn)
Lesson: John 20 vv 1-10
Anthem: Easter (Vaughan Williams)
Lesson: John 20 vv 11-18
Anthem: I got me flowers (Vaughan Williams)
Hymn: Love's redeeming work is done (Savannah)
Anthem: Love bade me welcome (Vaughan Williams)
Lesson: Luke 24 vv 13-35
Anthem: The Call (Vaughan Williams)
Lesson: John 20 vv 19-31
Hymn: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (St Fulbert)
Lesson: Matthew 28 vv 16-20
Anthem: Antiphon (Vaughan Williams)
Easter Collect
Te Deum (Collegium Regale - Howells)
Organ Voluntary: Folk Song Suite - first movement (Vaughan Williams arr. Greg Morris)

Andrew Rupp (Baritone), Greg Morris (Organist), Roger Sayer (Director of Music) 


Weds 15th Apr  (rpt. Sun 19th Apr)

1992 archive broadcast from Trinity College, Cambridge directed by Richard Marlow


Weds 22nd Apr  (rpt. Sun 26th Apr)

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge


Weds 29th Apr  (rpt. Sun 3 May)

Exeter Cathedral


Weds 6th May  (rpt. Sun 10th May)

The Queen's College, Oxford


Weds 13th May  (rpt. Sun 17th May)

London Festival of Contemporary Church Music at St Pancras Church


Weds 20th May   (rpt. Sun 24th May)

Lichfield Cathedral


Weds 27th May  (rpt. Sun 31st May)

St Davids Cathedral


Weds 3rd June  (rpt. Sun 7th June)

Truro Cathedral


Weds 10th June  (rpt. Sun 14th June)

Wells Cathedral


Weds 17th June  (rpt. Sun 21st June)

King's College, London


Weds 24th June  (rpt. Sun 28th June)

The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban


Weds 1st July  (rpt. Sun 5th July)

Westminster Cathedral

Sally Beamish: Be Still (first performance)

Sally Beamish: Be Still (first performance)

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, gives the premiere of Sally Beamish's Be Still.

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