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 29th July (rpt. Sun 2nd August)

Three Choirs Festival at Hereford Cathedral

Live from Hereford Cathedral during the 300th Three Choirs Festival - sung by the Choirs of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester Cathedrals

Introit: Keep me as the apple of an eye (Neil Cox)
Responses: Philip Moore
Psalms 142, 143 (Smart, Walmisley)
First Lesson: Isaiah 55 vv1-11
Office Hymn: Christ Jesus, to this house (St Cecilia)
Canticles: Three Choirs Service (Bob Chilcott) - Festival commission, first broadcast
Second Lesson: 2 Timothy 2 vv8-19
Anthem: Veni Sancte Spiritus (Malcolm Archer)
Final Hymn: Lord Jesu, who at Lazarus' tomb (Cornwall)
Organ Voluntary: The Dancing Pipes (Jonathan Dove) - first broadcast

Director of Music: Geraint Bowen
Organist: Peter Dyke


Weds 5th August (rpt. Sun 9th August)

Southern Cathedrals Festival at Salisbury Cathedral (Recorded Friday 17th July)

Recorded at the Southern Cathedrals Festival in Salisbury Cathedral and sung by the choirs of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals

Introit: They that put their trust in the Lord (Robin Orr)
Responses: Leighton
Psalms 27, 29 (Woodward, Naylor, Mann, Ouseley, Garrett)
First Lesson: Isaiah 49 vv1-7
Canticles: Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense (Leighton)
Second Lesson: 1 John 1 vv1-9
Anthem: In the hand of God (Howard Moody) Festival Commission - first broadcast
Final Hymn: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (Praise my soul)
Organ Voluntary: Paean (Howells)

David Halls (Director of Music)
John Challenger (Assistant Director of Music)


Weds 12th August (rpt. Sun 16th August)

Eton Choral Course at Cheltenham College Chapel

Live from Cheltenham College Chapel with the fourth of this summer's Eton Choral Courses 

Introit: These Hours (Adrian Cruft) 
Responses: Ralph Allwood 
Psalms 65, 66, 67 (Hopkins, Parry, Camidge) 
First Lesson: Isaiah 45 vv1-7 
Office Hymn: Creator of the earth and sky (Deus Creator omnium) 
Canticles: Rubbra in A flat 
Second Lesson: Ephesians 4 vv1-16 
Anthem: Take him, earth, for cherishing (Howells) 
Final Hymn: Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton) 
Organ Voluntary: Final from 'Hommage à Igor Stravinsky' (Naji Hakim) 

Director of Music: Ralph Allwood 
Organist: Alexander Ffinch 


Weds 19th August (rpt. Sun 23rd August)

St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh

Live from St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh, during the Edinburgh International Festival

Introit: Ave Maria (Stravinsky)
Responses: Leighton
Office Hymn: Come ye faithful, raise the anthem (Neander)
Psalms 98, 99, 100, 101 (Garrett, Russell, Ouseley, Brewer)
First Lesson: 2 Samuel 18 vv19-33
Canticles (Paul Patterson)
Second Lesson: Acts 23 vv23-35
Anthem: Tremunt videntes angeli (James MacMillan)
Final Hymn: How shall I sing that majesty? (Coe Fen)
Organ Voluntary: Church bells beyond the stars (Cecilia McDowall) first broadcast

Organist and Master of the Music: Duncan Ferguson
Assistant Organist: Donald Hunt


Weds 26th August (rpt. Sun 30th August)

Edington Festival of Music within the Liturgy

Live from Edington Priory during the Festival of Music within the Liturgy

Introit: Tantum ergo (Marco Galvani) first broadcast
Responses: Radcliffe
Psalm 145 (Turle)
First Lesson: Jeremiah 31 vv7-14
Office Hymn: Sol, ecce, lentus occidens (plainsong) 
Canticles: Edington Service (Grayston Ives)
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11 vv23-34
Anthem: Sancte Pater Benedicte (Elena Vorotko) first broadcast
Final Antiphon: Salve Regina (plainsong)
Final Hymn: Lord of beauty, thine the splendour (Wood Green)
Organ Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in C minor (Mendelssohn)

Conductors: Jeremy Summerly, Matthew Martin, Peter Stevens
Organist: Simon Bell


Weds 2nd September (rpt. Sun 6th September)

Charles Wood Summer School, Armagh (Recorded Friday 21st August)

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Weds 9th September (rpt. Sun 13th September)

King's College, Cambridge (Recorded Tuesday 3rd March)

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Weds 16th September (rpt. Sun 20th September)

Old Royal Naval College Chapel

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Weds 23rd September (rpt. Sun 27th September)

Portsmouth Cathedral

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Weds 30th Spetember (rpt. Sun 4th October)

Lincoln Cathedral

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Weds 7th October (rpt. Sun 11th October)

Norwich Cathedral

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Weds 14th October (rpt. Sun 18th October)

Merton College, Oxford

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Weds 21st October (rpt. Sun 25th October)

Rochester Cathedral

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Weds 28th October (rpt. Sun 1st November)

Archive episode - TBA

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Weds 4th November (rpt. Sun 8th November)

Southwell Minster

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Weds 11th November (rpt. Sun 15th November)

Winchester Cathedral

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Weds 18th November (rpt. Sun 22nd November)

New College, Oxford

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Weds 25th November (no repeat)

Chichester Cathedral

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Sun 29th November (Advent Sunday) (no repeat)

St John's, Cambridge

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Weds 2nd December (rpt. Sun 6th December)

Peterborough Cathedral

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Weds 9th December (rpt. Sun 13th December)

Gloucester Cathedral

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Weds 16th December (rpt. Sun 20th December)

Chester Cathedral

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Weds 23rd December (rpt. Sun 27th December)

Archive episode - TBA

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Weds 30th December (rpt. Sun 3rd January)

Rodolfus Choir at St Gabriel's, Pimlico

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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.