Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

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

On radio

All upcoming (2 new and 1 repeat)

Future Choral Evensong Schedule

Weds 29th June (repeated Sun 3rd July)

Sheffield Cathedral on the feast of St Peter and St Paul

Introit: Tu es Petrus (Duruflé)
Responses: Rose
Psalms 124, 138 (Camidge, Day)
First Lesson: Ezekiel 34 vv.11-16
Canticles: Stanford in C
Second Lesson: John 21 vv.15-22
Anthem: Hymn to St Peter (Britten)
Te Deum: Stanford in C
Organ Voluntary: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564 (Bach)

Joshua Hales (Acting Director of Music)
Joshua Stephens (Acting Assistant Director of Music)


Weds 6th July (repeated Sun 10th July)

Live from Durham Cathedral

Responses: Reading
Office Hymn: O Jesu, King most wonderful (King's Norton)
Psalms 32, 33, 34 (Wesley, Camidge, Knight)
First Lesson: Isaiah 33 vv.2-10
Canticles: Walmisley in D
Second Lesson: Philippians 1 vv.1-11
Anthem: The Lord is King (Boyce)
Final Hymn: The head that once was crowned with thorns (St Magnus)
Organ Voluntary: Voluntary in D minor Op. 5 No. 8 (Stanley)

Director of Music: James Lancelot
Organist: Francesca Massey


Weds 13th July (repeated Sun 17th July)

Live from the Chapel of Eton College with the first 2016 Eton Choral Course

Introit: A new song (James MacMillan)
Responses: Rose
Office Hymn: Come down, O Love divine (Down Ampney)
Psalms 69, 70 (Chard, Attwood, Morley)
First Lesson: Isaiah 49 vv.8-13
Canticles: Solihull Service (Ben Parry)
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 8 vv.1-11
Anthem: Joy at the sound (Roxanna Panufnik)
Final Hymn: Tell out my soul (Woodlands)
Organ Voluntary: Pentolaccia (Edward Picton-Turbervill) - first performance

Director of Music: Ben Parry
Organist: Christopher Whitton


Weds 20th July (repeated Sun 24th July)

Live from Derby Cathedral

Introit: Cantate Domino (Monteverdi)
Responses: Sanders
Office Hymn: There's a wideness in God's mercy (Corvedale)
Psalm 104 (Hopkins, How, Hanforth)
First Lesson: Isaiah 55 vv.8-13
Canticles: Murrill in E
Second Lesson: 2 Timothy 2 vv.8-19
Anthem: All wisdom cometh from the Lord (Philip Moore)
Final Hymn: Ye that know the Lord is gracious (Rustington)
Organ Voluntary: Sonata No 5 - Allegro maestoso (Rheinberger)

Director of Music: Hugh Morris
Assistant Organist: Tom Corfield


Weds 27th July (repeated Sun 31st July)

Live from Gloucester Cathedral during the Three Choirs Festival

Sung by the Cathedral Choirs of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester

Introit: The spacious firmament on high (Bernard Rose)
Responses: Rose
Psalms 59, 60 (Clarke, Partington)
First Lesson: Ezekiel 39 vv.21-29
Office Hymn: Be thou my guardian and my guide (Abridge) 
Canticles: The Gloucester Service (Ian King) - first performance
Second Lesson: Mark 1 vv.21-28
Anthem: For lo, I raise up (Stanford)
Final Hymn: O God of earth and altar (King’s Lynn)
Organ Voluntary: Passacaglia (Bernard Rose)

Director of Music: Adrian Partington
Organist and Assistant Director of Music: Jonathan Hope


Weds 3rd August (repeated Sun 7th August)

Southern Cathedrals Festival at Chichester Cathedral 

Pre-recorded in Chichester Cathedral on 21st July during the Southern Cathedrals Festival with the girls of Winchester and Salisbury Cathedral Choirs, and the men of Salisbury, Winchester and Chichester

Introit: Nachtlied (Reger)
Responses: Rose
Office Hymn: O God, by whose almighty plan (Surrey)
Psalm 119 vv.81-104 (Cooke, Pye, Attwood)
First Lesson: Isaiah 45 vv.1-7
Canticles: Collegium Regale (Wood)
Second Lesson: Ephesians 4 vv.1-16
Anthem: In exitu Israel (S Wesley)
Final Hymn: All my hope on God is founded (Michael)
Organ Voluntary: Symphony No 3 - first movement (Vierne)

Charles Harrison: Organist and Master of the Choristers (at Chichester)
Timothy Ravalde: Assistant Organist


Weds 10th August (repeated Sun 14th August)

Choral Evening Prayer live from Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral sung by the Royal School of Church Music Millennium Youth Choir 

Introit: Sing joyfully (Byrd)
Responses: Andrew Reid
Office Hymn: O glorious King of martyr hosts (Plainsong)
Psalm 116 (Rogers)
Canticle: Worthy are you, our Lord and God (Gelineau)
Reading: 1 Peter 4
Motet: Geistliches Lied (Brahms)
Magnificat: St Paul's Service (Howells)
Final Hymn: Give me the wings of faith (San Rocco)
Motet: Totus Tuus (Gorecki)
Organ Voluntary: Fantaisie-Improvisation sur L’Ave Maris Stella (Tournemire)

Director of Music: Adrian Lucas
Organist: Daniel Cook


Weds 17th August (repeated Sun 21st August)

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

Introit: Assumpta est Maria (Gesualdo completed by Stravinsky)
Responses: Smith
Office Hymn: The Lord whom earth and sea and sky (Gonfalon Royal)
Psalms 113, 122 (Knight, Parratt)
First Lesson: Genesis 3 vv.9-15, 20
Latin Canticles (Tallis)
Second Lesson: Luke 1 vv.39-47
Anthem: Ave Maria (Parsons)
Final Hymn: Sing we of the blessed Mother (Abbot’s Leigh)
Organ Voluntary: Allegro from Sonata No 5 BWV 529 (Bach)

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


Weds 24th August (repeated Sun 28th August)

Live from Edington Priory during the Edington Festival of Music within the Liturgy on the Feast of St Bartholomew

Introit: Mihi autem nimis (Plainchant)
Responses: Matthew Martin
Psalms 91, 116 (Plainchant)
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 18 vv.15-19
Office Hymn: Exsultet caelum laudibus (Plainchant)
Canticles: Andrews in D
Second Lesson: Matthew 10 vv.1-22
Anthems: The Twelve (Walton)
Mihi autem nimis (Francis Pott) - new commission
Final Hymn: Saints of God! Lo, Jesu’s people (Sussex)
Organ Voluntary: Rhapsody No.1 in D flat (Howells)

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


Weds 31st August (repeated Sun 4th September)

Charles Wood Summer School at St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh

Pre-recorded TBC 

Details to follow.


Weds 7th September (repeated Sun 11th September)

Genesis Sixteen at St Clement Danes Church, London

Pre-recorded on 14 July

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Weds 14th September (repeated Sun 18th September)

Danilov Monastery, Moscow

Archive 2005

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Weds 21st September (repeated Sun 25th September)

Canterbury Cathedral

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Weds 28th September (repeated Sun 2nd October)

Westminster Abbey

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Weds 5th October (repeated Sun 9th October)

Celebrating 90 years of Choral Evensong Broadcasts

Archive TBC

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Weds 12th October (repeated Sun 16th October)

St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

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Weds 19th October (repeated Sun 23th October)

Birmingham Cathedral

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Weds 26th October (repeated Sun 30th October)

St Mary the Virgin, Oxford 

With Schola Cantorum, Oxford and Roderick Wiiliams

Archive 2006


Weds 2nd November (repeated Sun 6th November) All Souls

New College, Oxford - Mozart Requiem

Archive 2011

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Weds 9th November (repeated Sun 13th November)

Ely Cathedral

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Weds 16th November (repeated Sun 20th November)

Bristol Cathedral

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Weds 23rd November 

Wakefield Cathedral (no repeat)

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Sunday 27th November (Advent Sunday)

St John's College, Cambridge

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Weds 30th November (repeated Sun 4th December)

Portsmouth Cathedral

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Weds 7th December (repeated Sun 11th December)

St Paul's Cathedral

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Weds 14th December (repeated Sun 18th December)


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Weds 21st December 


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Weds 28th December (repeated Sun 1st January)

Rodolfus Choir at St Gabriel's Church, Pimlico

Details to follow.