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 3rd February (rpt. Sun 7th February)

Truro Cathedral

Live from Truro Cathedral 

Introit: Prevent us O Lord (Byrd) 
Responses: Byrd 
Psalm 18 (Parry, Macpherson, Atkins) 
First Lesson: Isaiah 61 vv.1-9 
Canticles: The Great Service (Parsons) 
Second Lesson: Luke 7 vv.18-30 
Anthems: Simile est regnum caelorum (Guerrero) 
Ave Maria (Josquin) 
Hymn: Now thank we all our God (Nun Danket) 
Organ Voluntary: Ave Maria (Cathedral Windows - Karg-Elert) 

Director of Music: Christopher Gray 
Organist: Luke Bond

Ash Wednesday 10th February (rpt. Sun 14th February)

Temple Church, London

Live from the Temple Church, London, on Ash Wednesday 

Introit: Ach, arme Welt (Brahms) 
Responses: Byrd 
Psalm 51: Miserere mei (Allegri) 
First Lesson: Isaiah 1 vv.10-18 
Canticles: Second Service (Gibbons) 
Second Lesson: Luke 15 vv.11-32 
Anthem: Geistliches Lied (Brahms) 
Hymn: Father, hear the prayer we offer (Cypress Court) 
Organ Voluntary: Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist BWV671 (Bach) 

Director of Music: Roger Sayer 
Associate Organist: Greg Morris

Weds 17th February (rpt. Sun 21st February)

St Bartholomew the Great, London

Sung by Royal Holloway Choir, University of London

Live from the Church of St Bartholomew the Great, London, and sung by the Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London, with Fretwork 

Introit: Lord, grant grace (Gibbons) 
Responses: Tomkins 
Psalm 89 (Boyce, Marsh, Morley) 
First Lesson: Jeremiah 5 vv.20–31 
Canticles: First Service (Morley) 
Second Lesson: John 5 vv.30–47 
Anthem: How long wilt thou forget me? (Ward) 
Hymn: Love of the Father (Song 22) 
Voluntary: In nomine (Byrd) 

Rupert Gough (Director of Choral Music) 
James Kealey (Senior Organ Scholar)

Weds 24th February (rpt. Sun 28th February)

King's College, Cambridge

Live from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Organ Prelude: Vater unser in Himmelreich BWV 683 (Bach)
Introit: Herr, gedenke nicht (Mendelssohn)
Responses: Byrd
Psalm 119 vv.1-32 (Atkins, Hayes)
First Lesson: Job 1 vv.6-22
Deutsches Magnificat (Schütz)
Second Lesson: Luke 21 v.34 - 22 v.6
Nunc Dimittis quarti toni (Palestrina)
Anthem: Denn alles Fleisch (German Requiem - Brahms)
Organ Voluntary: Duetto II BWV 803 (Bach)

Director of Music: Stephen Cleobury
Organ Scholars: Tom Etheridge and Richard Gowers

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

Magdalen College, Oxford

Details to follow.

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

Westminster Abbey

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

Wells Cathedral

Details to follow.

Weds 23rd March (no repeat)

Chelmsford Cathedral

Details to follow.

Easter Sunday 27th March (no repeat)

Worcester Cathedral

Details to follow.


Weds 30th March (repeated Sun 3rd April)

Archive - tbc

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Weds 6th April (repeated Sun 10th April)

Blackburn Cathedral

Details to follow.