Choral Evensong Schedule
Wed 20th May (repeated Sun 24th May)
From Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, on the Eve of the Ascension.
Introit: Non vos relinquam (Byrd)
Psalms 15, 24 (Jones, Barnby)
First Lesson: 2 Samuel 23 vv.1-5
Canticles: Darke in F
Second Lesson: Colossians 2 v.20 - 3 v.4
Anthem: Coronation Te Deum (Walton)
Hymn: The Head that once was crowned with thorns (St. Magnus)
Organ Voluntary: Toccata in F major BuxWV157 (Buxtehude)
Stephen Darlington (Director of Music)
Clive Driskill-Smith (Sub-Organist)
First broadcast 4 May 2016.
Wed 27th May (repeated Sun 31st May)
From St Davids Cathedral.
Introit: Lift up your heads (Mathias)
Psalms: 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131 (Garrett, Goss, Purcell, Knight)
First Lesson: Numbers 23 vv.13-30
Canticles: St Davids Service (David Briggs)
Second Lesson: Luke 8 vv.16-25
Anthem: O clap your hands (Vaughan Williams)
Hymn: Sing praise to God who reigns above (Palace Green)
Organ Voluntary: Final (Symphonie en Improvisation) (Cochereau trans. Scott Whiteley)
Simon Pearce (Assistant Organist)
Alexander Mason (Organist and Master of the Choristers)
First broadcast 27 May 2009.
Wed 3rd June (repeated Sun 7th June)
From St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick.
Introit: My eyes for beauty pine (Howells)
Office Hymn: Come down, O Love divine (Down Ampney)
Psalm 136 (Bielby)
First Lesson: Genesis 15
Canticles: Philip Moore in A
Second Lesson: Romans 4 vv.1-8
Anthem: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me (Elgar)
Final Hymn: Angel voices ever singing (Angel Voices)
Organ Voluntary: Choral varié sur le thème du 'Veni Creator', Op 4 (Duruflé)
Thomas Corns (Director of Music)
Mark Swinton (Assistant Director of Music)
First broadcast 7 June 2017.
Wed 10th June (repeated Sun 14th June)
From York Minster.
Introit: Alleluia, laudate pueri (Jackson)
Responses: Francis Jackson
Office Hymn: Creator of the Earth and Sky (Deus creator)
Psalms: 53, 54, 55 (Macpherson, Crotch, Clark, Atkins)
First Lesson: Joshua 8 vv.1-29
Canticles: Jackson in G minor
Second Lesson: Luke 9 vv.11-17
Anthem: O All Ye Works of the Lord (Jackson)
Final Hymn: How Shall I Sing That Majesty (Coe Fen)
Voluntary: Diversion for Mixtures (Jackson).
Robert Sharpe (Director of Music)
John Scott Whiteley (Organist)
First broadcast 10 June 2009.
Wed 17th June (repeated Sun 21st June)
From the Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Introit: Hymn to St Cecilia (Howells)
Psalms: 148, 150 (Stanford)
First Lesson: Psalm 90 vv.1-6, 12-17
Canticles: St Paul's Service (Howells)
Second Lesson: John 14 vv.1-7
Anthem: Take him, earth, for cherishing (Howells)
Hymn: All my hope on God is founded (Michael)
Organ Voluntary: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 (Bach)
Stephen Layton (Director of Music)
Michael Waldron, Simon Bland (Organ Scholars)
First broadcast 30 June 2010.
Wed 24th June (repeated Sun 28th June)
From Manchester Cathedral on the feast of the Birth of John the Baptist.
Prelude: Meditation (Pasfield)
Introit: The Fair Chivalry (Ashfield)
Psalm 119 vv.1-32 (Walford Davies, Flintoft, Bairstow, Day)
First Lesson: Malachi 4 vv.1-6
Canticles: Jackson in G
Second Lesson: Matthew 11 vv.2-19
Anthem: Benedictus (Elgar)
Hymn: On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (Winchester New)
Voluntary: Carillon, Plaint and Paean (Ashfield)
Christopher Stokes (Organist & Master of the Choristers)
Geoffrey Woollatt (Sub-Organist)
Recorded 10 March 2020.
Wed 1st July (repeated Sun 5th July)
From Sheffield Cathedral.
Introit: O for a closer walk with God (Grayston Ives)
Responses: Matthew Martin
Psalm: 119 vv.73-104 (Gauntlett, Sidwell)
First Lesson: 2 Chronicles 34 vv.19-end
Office Hymn: Eternal light, shine in my heart (Herongate)
Canticles: Short Service (Orr)
Second Lesson: Romans 8 vv.1-11
Anthem: Hear my words, ye people (Parry)
Hymn: Holy Spirit, come, confirm us (All for Jesus)
Voluntary: Paean (Leighton)
Neil Taylor (Director of Music)
Joshua Hales (Assistant Director of Music).
First broadcast 25 June 2014.
Wed 8th July (repeated Sun 12th July)
From the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, with the choirs of King's and St John's Colleges.
Introit: A Prayer of King Henry VI (Ley)
Psalms 42, 43 (S. Wesley, Anon)
First Lesson: Judges 16 vv.4-22
Canticles: Collegium Regale (Howells)
Second Lesson: Luke 18 vv.31-43
Anthem: I was glad (Parry)
Hymn: Glorious things of thee are spoken (Abbot's Leigh)
Te Deum: Collegium Regale (Howells)
Voluntary: Psalm Prelude Set 2 No 3 (Howells)
Stephen Cleobury (Director of Music)
Tom Etheridge, Richard Gowers, Joseph Wicks (Organ Scholars)
First broadcast 8 July 2015.
Wed 15th July (repeated Sun 19th July)
From Chichester Cathedral during the 2010 Southern Cathedrals Festival, with the choirs of Chichester, Salisbury, and Winchester Cathedrals.
Introit: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace (SS Wesley)
Office Hymn: O thou who camest from above (Hereford)
Psalm: 108 (SS Wesley)
First Lesson: 2 Kings 4 vv.1-7
Canticles: Wesley in E
Second Lesson: John 2 vv.1-12
Anthem: Faire is the heaven (Harris)
Final Hymn: God is love (Alleluia)
Voluntary: Choral Song and Fugue (SS Wesley)
Sarah Baldock (Organist and Master of the Choristers)
Simon Lawford (Assistant Organist)
First broadcast 22 September 2010.
Wed 22nd July (repeated Sun 26th July)
From St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, with Genesis Sixteen.
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)
First broadcast 18 July 2018.
Wed 29th July (repeated Sun 2nd Aug)
From Hereford Cathedral during the 2015 Three Choirs Festival, with the choirs of Hereford, Gloucester, and Worcester Cathedrals.
Introit: Keep me as the apple of an eye (Neil Cox)
Responses: Philip Moore
Psalms 142, 143 (Smart, Walmisley)
First Lesson: Isaiah 55 vv.1-11
Office Hymn: Christ Jesus, to this house (St Cecilia)
Canticles: Three Choirs Service (Bob Chilcott)
Second Lesson: 2 Timothy 2 vv.8-19
Anthem: Veni Sancte Spiritus (Malcolm Archer)
Hymn: Lord Jesu, who at Lazarus' tomb (Cornwall)
Voluntary: The Dancing Pipes (Jonathan Dove)
Geraint Bowen (Director of Music)
Peter Dyke (Organist)
First broadcast 29 July 2015.
Wed 5th August (repeated Sun 9th Aug)
Choral Evening Prayer from Buckfast Abbey, Devon during the 2013 Exon Singers' Festival.
Introit: Te lucis ante terminum (Matthew Martin)
Office Hymn: Creator of the earth and sky (Deus Creator)
Psalm: 119 vv.1-38 (Plainsong)
First Lesson: Colossians 2 vv.12-14
Anthem: A Song of the New Jerusalem (Matthew Martin)
Second Lesson: Luke 11 vv.1-13
Homily: The Rt Revd David Charlesworth, Abbot of Buckfast
Canticle: Magnificat primi toni (Agricola)
Lord's Prayer (Richard Bates)
Motet: O nata lux (Richard Wilberforce)
Final Hymn: Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go (Song 34 - Angels' Song)
Voluntary: Fugue sur le thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathédrale de Soissons, Op. 12 (Duruflé)
Richard Wilberforce (Conductor)
Jeffrey Makinson (Organist)
First broadcast 24 July 2013.
Wed 12th August (repeated Sun 16th Aug)
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)
First broadcast 29 August 2018.
Wed 19th August (repeated Sun 23rd Aug)
From St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, during the 2009 Edinburgh International Festival.
Introit: Sing joyfully (Byrd)
Office Hymn: Glory to thee my God this night (Tallis's Canon)
Psalms: 98, 99, 100, 101 (Garrett, Russell, Ouseley, Brewer)
First Lesson: 1 Samuel 28 vv.3-25
Magnificat quinti toni (Praetorius)
Second Lesson: Acts 4 vv.13-31
Nunc Dimittis (Victoria)
Anthem: Jubilate Deo (Giovanni Gabrieli)
Final Hymn: Ye that know the Lord is gracious (Rustington)
Voluntary: Praeludium in D, BuxWV 139 (Buxtehude)
Duncan Ferguson (Organist and Master of the Music)
Nicholas Wearne (Assistant Organist)
First broadcast 19 August 2009.
Wed 26th August (repeated Sun 30th Aug)
From Edington Priory Church during the 2015 Edington Festival of Music within the Liturgy.
Introit: Tantum ergo (Marco Galvani)
Psalm 145 (Turle)
First Lesson: Jeremiah 31 vv.7-14
Office Hymn: Sol, ecce, lentus occidens (plainsong)
Canticles: Edington Service (Grayston Ives)
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11 vv.23-34
Anthem: Sancte Pater Benedicte (Elena Vorotko)
Final Antiphon: Salve Regina (plainsong)
Final Hymn: Lord of beauty, thine the splendour (Wood Green)
Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in C minor (Mendelssohn)
Jeremy Summerly, Matthew Martin, Peter Stevens (Conductors)
Simon Bell (Organist)
First broadcast 26 August 2015.