Choral Evensong Schedule
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 & Donal McCann (Organists)
Wed 12th September (repeated Sun 16th September)
Live from the Chapel of Merton College, Oxford.
Introit: Libera nos (Tallis)
Office Hymn: Christ, mighty Saviour (Christe Sanctorum)
Psalms 65, 66, 67 (Hopkins, Atkins, Bairstow)
First Lesson: Proverbs 2 vv.1-15
Canticles: Merton College Service (Eriks Esenvalds)
Second Lesson: Colossians 1 vv.9-20
Anthem: Geistliches Lied (Brahms)
Hymn: Your voice, O God, outsings the stars of morning (Highwood)
Voluntary: Paean (Howells)
Benjamin Nicholas (Director of Music)
Alex Little & Tom Fetherstonhaugh (Organists)
Wed 19th September (repeated Sun 23rd September)
Live from Tewkesbury Abbey with Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum.
Introit: Exultate Deo (Palestrina)
Responses: Philip Moore
Psalms 98, 99, 100, 101 (Garrett, Lang, Ouseley, Nicholson)
First Lesson: Ezekiel 2 v.3 – 3 v.3
Canticles: Edington Service (Grayston Ives)
Second Lesson: Mark 13 vv.1-13
Anthem: Blessed city, heavenly Salem (Bairstow)
Hymn: Beyond all mortal praise (Marlborough Gate)
Voluntary: Chorale Fantasia on the ‘Old 100th’ (Parry)
Simon Bell (Director of Music)
Carleton Etherington (Organist)
Wed 26th September (repeated Sun 30th September)
Live from Chester Cathedral.
Introit: A new commandment (Tallis)
Psalm 119 vv.145-176 (Crotch, Battishill, Wesley, Foster)
First Lesson: 1 Chronicles 29 vv.10-19
Office hymn: Almighty Lord, whose sovereign right (Golden Sheaves)
Canticles: Stanford in E flat
Second Lesson: Colossians 3 vv.12-17
Anthem: If the Lord had not helped me (Bairstow)
Hymn: All my hope on God is founded (Michael)
Voluntary: Plymouth Suite (Allegro risoluto) (Whitlock)
Philip Rushforth (Director of Music)
Andrew Wyatt (Assistant Director of Music)
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).
Introit: Beatus Franciscus (Aliseda)
Hymn: In caelesti collegio Franciscus (Plainchant)
Psalms 113, 146 (Plainchant)
Anthem: Justorum animae (Byrd)
Antiphon: Sicut cervus (Palestrina)
Magnificat quinti toni a 4 (Palestrina)
Pater noster (Plainchant)
Marian Antiphon: Salve Regina (Palestrina)
Hymn: All creatures of our God and King (Lasst uns Erfreuen)
Voluntary: Ave Maris stella (Rodio)
Ellie Slorach (Conductor)
Andrew Earis (Organist)
Wed 10th October (repeated Sun 14th October)
Live from Gloucester Cathedral, marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Sir Hubert Parry.
Introit: My soul, there is a country (Parry)
Responses: Dibble (based on Parry)
Psalm 132 (Parry)
First Lesson: Isaiah 51 vv.1-6
Office Hymn: Before the ending of the day (Eton)
Canticles: Parry in D ‘Great Service’
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 1 vv.1-11
Anthem: Hear my words, ye people (Parry)
Hymn: Through the night of doubt and sorrow (Rustington)
Voluntary: Chorale Prelude on Croft’s 136th (Parry)
Adrian Partington (Director of Music)
Jonathan Hope (Assistant Director of Music)
Wed 17th October (repeated Sun 21st October)
Live from Durham Cathedral.
Introit: View me, Lord (Lloyd)
Office Hymn: Give me the wings of faith (San Rocco)
Psalm 33 (Howells, Camidge)
First Lesson: Hosea 6 vv.1-3
Canticles: Collegium Regale (Howells)
Second Lesson: 2 Timothy 3 vv.10-17
Anthem: Strengthen ye the weak hands (Harris)
Hymn: Light’s abode, celestial Salem (Regent Square)
Voluntary: Sonata in G major, Op 28 (Allegro Maestoso) (Elgar)
Daniel Cook (Master of the Choristers and Organist)
Francesca Massey (Sub-Organist)
Wed 24th October (repeated Sun 28th October)
Live from Blackburn Cathedral.
Introit: Lighten our darkness (Ed Jones)
Office Hymn: Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton)
Psalms 119 vv.1-32
First Lesson: Hosea 14 vv.1-7
Magnificat: Kelly in C
Second Lesson: 2 Timothy 4 vv.1-8
Nunc dimittis (Holst)
Anthem: Ave Maria (Parsons)
Prayer Anthem: Te lucis ante terminum (Francis Jackson)
Voluntary: Prélude, Fugue and Variation, Op 18 (Franck)
Samuel Hudson (Director of Music)
Shaun Turnbull (Organist)
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).
Introit: Justorum animae (Stanford)
Office Hymn: Christe Redemptor omnium (Christe Redemptor omnium)
Psalms 1, 5 (Elgar, Walford Davies)
First Lesson: Ecclesiasticus 44 vv.1-15
Canticles: Murrill in E
Second Lesson: Revelation 19 vv.6-10
Anthem: Os justi (Bruckner)
Hymn: For all the Saints (Engelberg)
Voluntary: Fantasia (In festo omnium sanctorum), Op 121 (Stanford)
Ralph Allwood (Director of Music)
Tom Winpenny (Organist)
Wed 7th November (repeated Sun 11th November)
Live from St Paul’s Cathedral, London, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Wed 14th November (repeated Sun 18th November)
Live from Croydon Minster.
Wed 21st November (repeated Sun 25th November)
From Manchester Cathedral with the BBC Philharmonic (recorded 7 November).
Wed 28th November (no repeat)
A recording from the Choral Evensong archives.
Sun 2nd December (no repeat)
A Service for Advent with Carols from the Chapel of St John's College, Cambridge.
Wed 5th December (repeated Sun 9th December)
Live from Bristol Cathedral.
Wed 12th December (repeated Sun 16th December)
Live from St Stephen Walbrook, London with the Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
Wed 19th December (repeated Sun 23th December)
Live from Bath Abbey.
Wed 26th December (repeated Sun 30th December)
From the Chapel of Merton College, Oxford.