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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) 1st 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 - 1st movement (Vaughan Williams arr. Greg Morris)

Director of Music: Roger Sayer
Organist: Greg Morris
Baritone: Andrew Rupp


Weds 15th Apr  (rpt. Sun 19th Apr)

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

Introit: Erforsche mich, Gott (Krebs)
Responses: Reading
Psalms 142, 143 (Bach arr. Marlow)
First Lesson: Isaiah 25 vv 6-9
Canticles: Greene in C
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 15 vv 51-end
Anthem: Jesu meine Freude BWV 227 (Bach)
Hymn: O Love How Deep (Eisenach)
Organ Voluntary: Erstanden ist der heil'ge Christ BWV 628 (Bach)

Organ Scholars: Silas Standage and Philip Rushforth
Director of Music: Richard Marlow


Weds 22nd Apr  (rpt. Sun 26th Apr)

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Introit: My Beloved Spake (Julian Anderson)
Responses: Guy Turner
Psalms 108, 109 (Cordingley, Symonds, Pott)
First Lesson: Exodus 24
Canticles: Wood in D
Second Lesson: Luke 1 vv 39-56
Anthem: The Wilderness (S S Wesley)
Organ Voluntary: Sortie (Robin Holloway)

Precentor: Geoffrey Webber
Organ Scholars: Liam Crangle & James Leitch


Weds 29th Apr  (rpt. Sun 3 May)

Exeter Cathedral

Introit: My Beloved Spake (Hadley)
Responses: Ayleward
Psalms 142, 143 (Flintoft, Keeton)
First Lesson: Exodus 33
Canticles: Collegium Regale (Howells)
Second Lesson: Luke 3 vv15-22
Anthem: Hear my Words (Parry)
Hymn: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem (St. Fulbert)
Organ Voluntary: Sonata in G - 1st movement (Elgar)

Director of Music: Andrew Millington
Assistant Director of Music: David Davies


Weds 6th May  (rpt. Sun 10th May)

The Queen's College, Oxford

Introit: View me, Lord (Lloyd)
Responses: Sumsion
Psalms 32, 33, 34 (Turle, Marsh, Davy, Buck)
First Lesson: Numbers 12
Office Hymn: Thine Arm, O Lord, In Days of Old (St Matthew)
Canticles: Stanford in A
Second Lesson: Luke 5 vv12-26
Anthem: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth (Cecilia McDowall)
Final Hymn: Jesu, Lover of my Soul (Aberystwyth)
Organ Voluntary: Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne (Buxtehude)

Director of Music: Owen Rees
Organ Scholar: Harry Meehan


Weds 13th May  (rpt. Sun 17th May)

London Festival of Contemporary Church Music at St Pancras Church

Introit: Rex Gloriae: O God the King of Glory (Richard Pantcheff - 2015 Festival Commission)
Responses: Paul Burke (2015 Festival Commission)
Psalms 15, 24 (Christopher Batchelor)
First Lesson: 2 Samuel 23 vv 1-5
Office Hymn: O Christ, our Joy, to Whom Is Giv’n (Saward)
St Pancras Canticles (Toby Young - 2015 Festival Commission)
Second Lesson: Colossians 2 vv20 - 3 v4
Anthem: The Dream of The Rood (Kerry Andrew - 2015 Festival Commission)
Final Hymn: Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendour (Rhuddlan)
Organ Voluntary: Toccata (Gregory Rose - 2015 Festival Commission)

Director of Music: Christopher Batchelor
Assistant Organist: Robert Smith


Weds 20th May   (rpt. Sun 24th May)

Lichfield Cathedral

Introit: Antiphon for Ascension (Richard Lloyd) first broadcast
Responses: Rose
Office Hymn: Christ is the King (Gelobt sei Gott)
Psalm 104 (Parratt, Ben Lamb)
First Lesson: 1 Kings 19 vv 1-18
Canticles: The Lichfield Service (Grayston Ives) first broadcast
Second Lesson: Matthew 3 vv 13-end
Anthem: See, See, the Word is Incarnate (Gibbons)
Final Hymn: The Lord Ascendeth up on High (Palace Green)
Organ Voluntary: Psalm Prelude Set 2 No 3 'Sing Unto the Lord a New Song' (Howells)

Directors of Music: Ben and Cathy Lamb
Organist: Martyn Rawles


Weds 27th May  (rpt. Sun 31st May)

St Davids Cathedral

Details to follow.


Weds 3rd June  (rpt. Sun 7th June)

Truro Cathedral

Details to follow.


Weds 10th June  (rpt. Sun 14th June)

Wells Cathedral

Details to follow.


Weds 17th June  (rpt. Sun 21st June)

King's College, London

Details to follow.


Weds 24th June  (rpt. Sun 28th June)

The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban

Details to follow.


Weds 1st July  (rpt. Sun 5th July)

Westminster Cathedral

Details to follow.

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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