Choral Evensong Schedule
Wed 11th July (repeated Sun 15th July)
Live from Truro Cathedral.
Introit: Libera nos (i) (Sheppard)
Responses: Gabriel Jackson
Psalms 59, 60, 61 (Battishill, Garrett, Weldon, Attwood)
First Lesson: Proverbs 2 vv.1-11
Canticles: Howells in G
Second Lesson: Matthew 19 vv.23-30
Anthem: Omnes gentes (Tye)
Prayer Anthem: O Lord, support us (Moran)
Hymn: All my hope on God is founded (Michael)
Voluntary: Rhapsody in C sharp minor, Op 17 No 3 (Howells)
Christopher Gray (Director of Music)
Joseph Wicks (Organist)
Wed 18th July (repeated Sun 22nd July)
From St Alban’s Church, Holborn, London, with Genesis Sixteen (recorded 12 July).
Introit: Salve Regina (Poulenc)
Psalms 93, 94 (Macfarren, Clark)
First Lesson: Isaiah 49 vv.8-13
Magnificat octavi toni (Vivanco)
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 8 vv.1-11
Nunc dimittis (Plainsong)
Anthem: Maria Magdalena (Guerrero)
Hymn: Love’s redeeming work is done (Savannah)
Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541 (Bach)
Harry Christophers, Justin Doyle, Benedict Preece (Conductors)
Timothy Wakerell (Organist)
Wed 25th July (repeated Sun 29th July)
From Salisbury Cathedral during the Southern Cathedrals Festival (recorded 19 July).
Introit: Behold, the tabernacle of God (Harris)
Psalm 119 vv.73-104 (Hopkins, Atkins, Luard-Selby, Hanforth)
First Lesson: Jeremiah 26 vv.1-15
Canticles: Blair in B minor
Second Lesson: Mark 1 vv.14-20
Anthem: Seek him that maketh the seven stars (Dove)
Hymn: O Jesus, I have promised (Wolvercote)
Voluntary: Symphony No 3 in F sharp minor, Op 28 (Allegro maestoso) (Vierne)
David Halls (Director of Music)
John Challenger (Organist)
Wed 1st August (repeated Sun 5th August)
Live from Hereford Cathedral during the 2018 Three Choirs Festival, sung by the choirs of Hereford, Gloucester, and Worcester Cathedrals.
Introit: Set me as a seal (Kerensa Briggs) – Festival Commission; first broadcast performance
Responses: Janet Wheeler
Psalms 7, 8 (Barnby, Garrett, Corfe)
First Lesson: Jeremiah 38 vv.1-13
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis (Judith Weir)
Second Lesson: Mark 1 vv.21-28
Anthem: The Transfiguration (Ina Boyle)
Hymn: Healing river of the Spirit (Blaenwern)
Voluntary: Symphony No 1 (Finale) (Rachel Laurin)
Geraint Bowen (Director)
Peter Dyke (Organist)
Wed 8th August (repeated Sun 12th August)
An archive recording from Trinity Cathedral, Trenton, New Jersey, USA (first broadcast 8 April 1992).
Introit: Silent Devotion and Response (Bloch)
Responses: Gerald Near
Phos Hilaron: Christ, Mighty Saviour (David Hurd)
Psalms: 42, 43 (Bertalot)
First Lesson: 2 Ezra 2 vv.42-48
Canticles: Gerald Near
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 2 v.14 - 3 v.16
Anthems: Psalm 67 (Charles Ives); Brazilian Psalm (Jean Berger)
Hymn: Rejoice ye pure in heart
Organ Postlude: The People Respond - Amen! (Dan Locklair)
John Bertalot (Director)
Tom Goeman (Organist)
Wed 15th August (repeated Sun 19th August)
Live from St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh, during the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival.
Introit: Hymn to the Mother of God (Tavener)
Psalm 78 (Oakley, Turle, Crotch, Goss, Soaper)
First Lesson: Jeremiah 31 vv.1-14
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis, Op 69 (Mendelssohn)
Second Lesson: Acts 1 vv.6-14
Anthem: Jauchzet dem Herrn alle welt (Mendelssohn)
Hymn: Sing we of the blessed Mother (Abbots Leigh)
Voluntary: Messe de la Toussaint (Postlude Alléluiatique) (Litaize)
Duncan Ferguson (Master of the Music)
Rupert Jeffcoat (Organist)
Wed 22nd August (repeated Sun 26th August)
Live from Edington Priory during the 2018 Festival of Music within the Liturgy.
Introit: Jubilate (Simon Preston)
Psalms 108, 109 (Plainsong)
First Lesson: Jeremiah 5 vv.20-31
Office hymn: Caeli Deus sanctissime (Plainsong)
Canticles: The New College Service (Drayton)
Second Lesson: 2 Peter 3 vv.8-18
Anthem: For lo, I raise up (Stanford)
Hymn: He who would valiant be (Monks Gate)
Voluntary: Chorale Fantasia on ‘O God our Help’ (Parry)
Matthew Martin, Paul Brough, Peter Stevens (Conductors)
Simon Bell (Organist)
Wed 29th August (repeated Sun 2nd August)
Live from Salisbury Cathedral with the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir.
Introit: Morning Thoughts (Matthew Kelley)
Psalms 142, 143 (Wesley, Day)
First Lesson: Judges 4 vv.1-10
Canticles: Second Service (Leighton)
Second Lesson: Romans 1 vv.8-17
Anthem: Give unto the Lord (Elgar)
Voluntary: Flourish for an Occasion (Harris)
Adrian Lucas (Director of Music)
Daniel Cook (Organist)
Wed 5th September (repeated Sun 9th September)
From Armagh Cathedral during the 2018 Charles Wood Summer School (recorded 16 August).
Introit: Hail! gladdening light (Wood)
Responses: Dibble (based on Parry)
Psalm 27 (Smart, Hemmings)
First Lesson: Song of Solomon 8 vv.5-7
Canticles: Stanford in C
Second Lesson: Mark 7 vv.9-23
Anthem: God is Our Hope (Parry) – first broadcast performance
Hymn: All Praise to Thee, for Thou, O King Divine (Engelberg)
Voluntary: Chorale Prelude on ‘The Old 104th’ (Parry)
David Hill (Director of the Choir)
Philip Scriven (Organist)
Wed 12th September (repeated Sun 16th September)
Live from the Chapel of Merton College, Oxford.
Wed 19th September (repeated Sun 23rd September)
Live from Tewkesbury Abbey with Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum.
Wed 26th September (repeated Sun 30th September)
Live from Chester Cathedral.
Wed 3rd October (repeated Sun 7th October)
Choral Vespers from the Porziuncola in Santa Maria degli Angeli, Assisi, Italy with Kantos Chamber Choir (recorded 18 July).
Wed 10th October (repeated Sun 14th October)
Live from Gloucester Cathedral, marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Sir Hubert Parry.
Wed 17th October (repeated Sun 21st October)
Live from Durham Cathedral.
Wed 24th October (repeated Sun 28th October)
Live from Blackburn Cathedral.
Wed 31st October (repeated Sun 4th November)
From the Chapel of St John’s College, Cambridge, during the 2018 Cambridge Choral Course (recorded 31 August).