Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

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

On radio

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Choral Evensong Schedule

Wed 8th Feb (repeated Sun 12th Feb)

Live from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Introit: Late have I loved thee (Harry Bramma)
Responses: Tomkins
Psalms 42, 43 (Wesley)
First Lesson: 1 Samuel 1 vv.19b-28
Canticles: Blair in B minor
Second Lesson: Luke 2 vv.41-52
Anthem: Give unto the Lord (Elgar)
Hymn: Praise my soul, the King of heaven (Descant: Robinson}
Organ Voluntary: Rhapsody No 3 in C sharp minor (Howells)

Director of Music: Stephen Cleobury
Organ scholars: Richard Gowers, Henry Websdale


Wed 15th Feb (repeated Sun 19th Feb)

Live from the Chapel of The Queen's College, Oxford

Introit: Behold, O God our defender(John Scott)
Response: Humphrey Clucas
Psalm 78 (Howells, Bairstow, Barnby, Walford Davies, Jackson)
First Lesson: Isaiah 58 vv.6–14
Canticles: Noble in B minor
Second Lesson: Matthew 25 vv.31-46
Anthem: Os justi (Bruckner)
Hymn: The duteous day now closeth (Innsbruck)
Organ Voluntary: Sonata No 5 - Finale (Francis Jackson)

Director of Music: Owen Rees
Assistant Organist: David Bednall


Wed 22nd Feb (repeated Sun 26th Feb)

Live from Rochester Cathedral

Introit: Holy is the true light (Peter Futcher)
Responses: Peter Nardone
Psalms 108, 109 (Ferguson, Barnby, Rimbault, Nares, Stainer)
First Lesson: Genesis 31 v.25 - 32 v.2
Canticles: Bairstow in G
Second Lesson: Titus 1
Anthems: Remembrance (Arthur Wills)
Lux Aeterna (John Rutter)
Organ Voluntary: Andante moderato in C minor (Bridge)

Director of Music: Scott Farrell
Assistant Sub Organist: James Norrey


Wed 1st March (repeated Sun 5th March)

Live from the Chapel of St John’s College, Cambridge on Ash Wednesday

Responses: Tomkins
Psalm 51: Miserere mei, Deus (Allegri) 
First Lesson: Isaiah 1 vv.10-18
Canticles: Second Service (Tomkins)
Second Lesson: Luke 15 vv.11-32
Anthem: Tribulationes civitatum (Byrd)
Hymn: Now is the healing time decreed (Jena)
Organ Voluntary: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir BWV 686 (Bach)

Acting Director of Music: John Challenger
Herbert Howells Organ Scholar: Glen Dempsey


Wed 8th March (repeated Sun 12th March)

Live from Truro Cathedral on International Women's Day

Responses: Sasha Johnson Manning (first broadcast)
Office Hymn: Safe in the hands of God (Bunillidh)
Psalms 41, 42, 43 (Manning)
First Lesson: Genesis 11 vv.1-9
Truro Canticles (Dobrinka Tabakova - first broadcast)
Second Lesson: Matthew 24 vv.15-28
Anthem: Deus, Deus meus (Roxanna Panufnik)
Final Hymn: God is working his purpose out (Benson)
Organ Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue on 'O Traurigkeit, O Herzeleid' (Ethel Smyth)

Director of Music: Christopher Gray
Organist: Luke Bond


Wed 15th March (repeated Sun 19th March)

Live from the Chapel of Winchester College

Introit: Come, let us return unto the Lord (OliverTarney) First broadcast 
Responses: Rose
Psalm 78 (Mann, Stanford, Barnby, Atkins, Goss, Cooper)
First Lesson: Job 1 vv.1-22 
Canticles: Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense (Leighton)
Second Lesson: Luke 21 v.34 to 22 v.6 
Anthem: Civitas sancti tui (Byrd)
Hymn: My God, I love thee, not because I hope for heaven thereby (Solomon)
Voluntary: Toccata on Aberystwyth (David Bednall)

Director of Chapel Music: Malcolm Archer
Organist: Jamal Sutton


Wed 22nd March (repeated Sun 26th March)

York Minster - Live


Wed 29th March (repeated Sun 2nd April)

Liverpool Metropolotain Cathedral - Live