Choral Evensong Schedule
Wed 9th December (repeated Sun 13th Dec)
Live from Durham Cathedral.
Introit: Hail gladdening light (Wood)
Responses: Matthew Martin
Psalms 47, 48, 49 (Marsh, Armstrong, Shephard, Walmisley)
First Lesson: Amos 9 vv.11-15
Canticles: Gloucester Service (Howells)
Second Lesson: Romans 13 vv.8-14
Anthem: Kindle a light to lighten the darkness (Lloyd)
Voluntary: Toccata – Prelude on ‘Wachet auf’ (Francis Jackson)
Daniel Cook (Master of the Choristers and Organist)
Joseph Beech (Sub-Organist)
Wed 16th December (repeated Sun 20th Dec)
Live from Hereford Cathedral.
Introit: Rorate coeli (Byrd)
Psalms 82, 84, 85 (Turle, Bairstow, Hopkins)
First Lesson: Isaiah 39 vv.1-8
Canticles: Second Service (Leighton)
Second Lesson: Matthew 17 vv.14-21
Anthem: Alma redemptoris mater (Victoria)
Voluntary: Toccata (Gowers)
Geraint Bowen (Director of Music)
Peter Dyke (Assistant Director of Music)
Wed 23rd December (repeated Sun 27th Dec)
From the Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London.
Introit: O Emmanuel (Bob Chilcott)
Psalms 114, 115 (Bairstow, Hylton Stewart)
First Lesson: Isaiah 7 vv.10-15
Magnificat (Arvo Pärt)
Second Lesson: Matthew 1 vv.18-23
Nunc dimittis (Paweł Łukaszewski)
Anthem: Hymn à la Vierge (Villette)
Hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel)
Voluntary: Trivium (Arvo Pärt)
Rupert Gough (Director of Music)
George Nicholls (Organ Scholar)
Recorded 15 September 2020.
Wed 30th December (repeated Sun 3rd Jan)
From Canterbury Cathedral, marking the 850th anniversary of the martyrdom of St Thomas à Becket, and the retirement this week of Dr David Flood, after 32 years as Organist and Master of the Choristers.
Introit: Gaudeamus omnes (Philips)
Office hymn: O little one sweet (O Jesulein Süss)
Psalms 147, 148, 149, 150 (Cutler, Smart, Marshall)
First Lesson: Isaiah 9 vv.2-7
Canticles: Darke in F
Second Lesson: John 8 vv.12-20
Anthem: The Burning Babe (Jonathan Wikeley)
Hymn: It came upon the midnight clear (Noel)
Voluntary: Symphony No 1 (Finale) (Vierne)
David Flood (Organist and Master of the Choristers)
David Newsholme (Assistant Organist)
Recorded 13 October 2020.
Wed 6th January (repeated Sun 10th Jan)
From Ely Cathedral for the Feast of the Epiphany.
Introit: Bethlehem Down (Warlock)
Psalms 98, 100 (Robinson, Stanford)
First Lesson: Baruch 4 v.36 – 5 v. 9
Office hymn: Why, impious Herod, shouldst thou fear? (Veni redemptor)
Canticles: Sumsion in G
Second Lesson: John 2 vv.1-11
Anthem: Christus (When Jesus our Lord) (Mendelssohn)
Hymn: From the Eastern Mountains (King’s Weston)
Voluntary: Sonata No. 6 (Allegro risoluto) (Merkel)
Edmund Aldhouse (Director of Music)
Glen Dempsey (Assistant Director of Music)
Recorded 10 November.
Wed 13th January (repeated Sun 17th Jan)
From the Chapel of Merton College, Oxford.
Prelude: In dir ist Freude (Bach)
Introit: Ecce sacerdos magnus (Elgar)
Psalms 47, 48 (Nares, Walmisley)
First Lesson: Exodus 15 vv.1-19
Office hymn: Jesus, our master and our only saviour (Iste Confessor)
Magnificat: Stanford in B flat
Second Lesson: Colossians 2 vv.8-15
Nunc dimittis: Wood in B flat
Anthem: Tribus miraculis (Hassler)
Hymn: O what their joy and glory must be (Regnator orbis)
Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in A, BWV 536 (Bach)
Benjamin Nicholas (Director of Music)
Simon Hogan (Organist)
Kentaro Machida (Organ Scholar)
Recorded 27 October.
Wed 20th January (repeated Sun 14th Jan)
Choral Vespers from the Church of the London Oratory.
Prelude: Intonatio del ottavo tono (Andrea Gabrieli)
Invitatory: Anon (17th century)
Psalms 128, 129, 130, 131, 132 (Gregorian chant and falsi-bordoni)
Office Hymn: Sanctorum meritis (Gregorian chant and Palestrina)
Magnificat sexti toni (Lassus)
Antiphon of Our Lady: Alma Redemptoris Mater (L'Héritier)
Voluntary: Praeludium in D minor, BuxWV140 (Buxtehude)
The Revd Father Michael Lang (Celebrant)
Patrick Russill (Director of Music)
Ben Bloor (Organist)
First broadcast 20 January 2016.