Choral Evensong Schedule
Wed 1st May (repeated Sun 5th May)
An archive recording from Hereford Cathedral with the Choir of the 1990 Royal School of Church Music Summer Course (first broadcast 29 August 1990).
Psalms 142, 143 (Battishill, How)
First Lesson: 2 Samuel 18 v.19 – 19 v.8a
Second Lesson: Acts 4 vv.23-31
Canticles: Atkins in G
Anthem: The Lord Is My Shepherd (Stanford)
Hymn: Light's abode, celestial Salem (Regent Square)
Voluntary: Toccata in D minor (Buxtehude)
Martin How (Director)
Peter King (Organist)
Wed 8th May (repeated Sun 12th May)
Live from the Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford.
Introit: Vox dei (Philip Wilby)
Psalms 41, 42, 43 (Parratt, Wesley, Martin)
First Lesson: Genesis 3 vv.8-21
Canticles: Magnificat octavi toni (Bevan); Nunc dimittis (Tye)
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 15 vv.12-28
Anthem: As truly as God is our father (Mathias)
Hymn: Light’s abode, celestial salem (Regent Square)
Voluntary: Alleluyas (Simon Preston)
Mark Williams (Informator Choristarum)
Alexander Pott (Assistant Organist)
Rupert Jackson (Organ Scholar)
Wed 15th May (repeated Sun 19th May)
Live from St Pancras Church, London, during the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.
Introit: Seek the peace of the city (Bernard Hughes)
Responses: Sarah Cattley
Psalms 59, 60 (Christopher Batchelor)
First Lesson: Exodus 33 vv.1-23
Office hymn: O praise our great and glorious Lord (St Matthew)
Magnificat: St Pancras Canticles (Joshua Ballance)
Second Lesson: Luke 3 vv.15-22
Nunc dimittis: St Pancras Canticles (Roxanna Panufnik)
Anthem: The heavens declare the glory of God (Deborah Pritchard)
Hymn: Praise to the holiest in the height (Chorus Angelorum)
Voluntary: The word was made flesh (Alex Woolf)
Christopher Batchelor (Director of Music)
Leon Charles (Organist)
Wed 22nd May (repeated Sun 26th May)
An archive recording from Ripon Cathedral (first broadcast 6 May 2007).
Introit: Behold, My Servant (Christopher Rathbone)
Psalms: 32, 33, 34 (Perrin, Eden, Mitchell, Maw, How)
First Lesson: Daniel 6 vv.1-23
Canticles: Ripon Service (Stanley Vann)
Second Lesson: Mark 15 v.46 – 16 v.8
Anthem: My Beloved Spake (Hadley)
Final Hymn: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem (St Fulbert)
Organ Voluntary: Rhapsody No 4 (Howells)
Andrew Bryden (Director of Music)
Thomas Leech (Assistant Director of Music)
Wed 29th May (repeated Sun 2nd Jun)
Live from St Davids Cathedral on the Eve of the Ascension.
Introit: O clap your hands (Vaughan Williams)
Office hymn: The head that once was crowned with thorns (St Magnus)
Psalms 15, 24 (Hurford, Thalben-Ball)
First Lesson: 2 Samuel 23 vv.1-5
Canticles: St Paul’s Service (Howells)
Second Lesson: Colossians 2 v.20 – 3 v.4
Anthem: God is gone up (Owain Park)
Hymn: Hail the day that sees him rise (Llanfair)
Voluntary: Ricercar on ‘Llanfair’ (David Briggs)
Oliver Waterer (Director of Music)
Simon Pearce (Organist)
Wed 5th June (repeated Sun 9th June)
From Portsmouth Cathedral, marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings (recorded 2nd June).
Introit: Fair Chivalry (Ashfield)
Psalms 36, 46 (Stafford Smith, After Luther)
First Lesson: 1 Kings 19 vv.1-18
Canticles: Sumsion in G
Second Lesson: Matthew 3 vv.13-17
Anthem: Viri Galilaei (Gowers)
Hymn: Rejoice the Lord is King (Gopsal)
Voluntary: Carillon-Sortie (Mulet)
David Price (Organist and Master of the Choristers)
Sachin Gunga (Sub-Organist)
James Furniss-Roe (Organ Scholar)
Wed 12th June (repeated Sun 16th June)
Choral Vespers for Wednesday in Whitsun week, live from the Church of the London Oratory.
Prelude: Plein jeu (Tone VIII) (Nivers)
Invitatory: Deus in adjutorium meum intende (Russill)
Psalms 109, 110, 111, 112, 113 (Plainsong)
Hymn: Veni Creator Spiritus (Washington)
Canticle: Magnificat primi toni à 8 (Palestrina)
Antiphon of Our Lady: Regina caeli à 8 (Guerrero)
Voluntary: Variations on Veni Creator (Duruflé)
Patrick Russill (Director of Music)
Ben Bloor (Organist)
Wed 19th June (repeated Sun 23rd June)
An archive recording from Truro Cathedral (first broadcast 17 June 1998).
Introit: Prevent Us, O Lord (Byrd)
Psalm 119 vv.41-56 (Hopkins)
First Lesson: Joshua 9 vv.3-27
Office Hymn: O Lux Beata Trinitas (Plainsong)
Canticles: Stanford in A
Second Lesson: Luke 9 vv.51-62
Anthem: Steal Away (Trad spiritual, arr Adelmann)
Hymn: Fill Thou My Life (Richmond)
Voluntary: Psalm Prelude, Set 1 No 1 (Howells)
Andrew Nethsingha (Organist and Master of the Choristers)
Simon Morley (Assistant Organist)
Wed 26th June (repeated Sun 30th June)
An archive recording from St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York, USA (first broadcast 24 July 1987).
Introit: I sat down under his shadow (Bairstow)
Psalm vv.1-32 (Thalben-Ball)
First Lesson: Isaiah 52 vv.7-10
Office hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation (Westminster Abbey)
Canticles: Service No 2 in E flat (Wood)
Second Lesson: Revelations 21 vv.1-4, 9-14
Anthem: Blessed city, heavenly Salem (Bairstow)
Voluntary: Sinfonia (Wir danken dir Gott) (Bach, transc. Dupre)
Gerre Hancock (Organist and Master of the Choristers)
Judith Hancock (Associate Organist)
Wed 3rd July (repeated Sun 7th July)
Live from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, marking the retirement of Stephen Cleobury as Director of Music.
Wed 10th July (repeated Sun 14th July)
Live from Southwark Cathedral, marking the retirement of Peter Wright as Director of Music.
Wed 17th July (repeated Sun 21st July)
Live from York Minster.
Wed 24th July (repeated Sun 28th July)
From Chichester Cathedral during the Southern Cathedrals Festival (recorded 19th July).
Wed 31st July (repeated Sun 4th Aug)
Live from Gloucester Cathedral during the Three Choirs Festival.
Wed 7th August (repeated Sun 11th Aug)
A recording from the Choral Evensong archives.
Wed 14th August (repeated Sun 18th Aug)
Live from St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh.
Wed 21st August (repeated Sun 25th Aug)
Live from Edington Priory during the Edington Festival of Music within the Liturgy.
Wed 28th August (repeated Sun 1st Sept)
From St Albans Church. Holborn, London with Genesis Sixteen (recorded 18th July).