Choral Evensong Podcasts

Since the first Book of Common Prayer in 1549, Choral Evensong has been an evening offering sung in cathedrals and churches of the Anglican Communion. Choral Evensong is followed by community supper ($5) with educational programs at 7:30 p.m.
 
 
 

Vida Dutton Scudder —October 8, 2014

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Choral Evensong
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Vida Dutton Scudder
Educator And Witness For Peace, 1954

Opening Preces – John Barnard (Fl. 1625-1649)

Office Hymn – #25 The Eighth Tune

Psalm 25:1-14 Anglican Chant
First Lesson Romans 12:1-2, 14-21

Magnificat – Evening Service In F George Dyson (1883-1964)

Second Lesson John 6:37-51

Nunc Dimittis – Evening Service In F George Dyson

Responses, Lord’s Prayer And Collects Sung By The Choir.

Collect For The Day

Greeting And Homily

Anthem – Psalm 121 Roland E. Martin

Spoken Prayers

Concluding Versicle And Response

The Blessing
Hymn #593 Dickinson College

Organ Voluntary

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind,, Homilist
The Choristers And Men From St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Akron
Daniel J. Fortune, Director & Garrett Law, Organist

St Michael and All Angels—October 1, 2014

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Opening Preces – Richard Ayleward (1626-1669)

Office Hymn # 618 Lasst Uns Erfreuen

Psalm 103:1-4,19-22 Anglican Chant (F. Ouseley)
First Lesson Revelation 12:7-12

Magnificat Evening Service In F Harold Friedell (1905-1958)

Second Lesson John 1:47-51

Nunc Dimittis Harold Friedell

Responses, Lord’s Prayer And Collects

Greeting And Homily
Anthem – King Of Glory, King Of Peace W: George Herbert; M: Harold Friedell

Spoken Prayers

Concluding Versicle And Response

Hymn #625 Darwall’s 148Th

The Blessing

Organ Voluntary

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind,, homilist
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Todd Wilson, choirmaster & Elizabeth Lenti, organist

Dunstan—May 21, 2014

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Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury
May 21, 2014 
Choristers from St. Paul’s, Cleveland Heights
The Reverend Lisa E. Hackney, Homilist
Todd Wilson organist

Thurgood Marshall — May 14, 2014

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Thurgood Marshall
Lawyer and jurist, 1993

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

OPENING PRECES - James Bounemani (b. 1956)

OFFICE HYMN – #582  SANCTA CIVITAS

PSALM 34:15-22  Anglican Chant

FIRST LESSON    AMOS: 10-15A, 24

MAGNIFICAT – Jesus College Service  William Mathias (1943-1992)

SECOND LESSON    MATTHEW 23: 1-11

NUNC DIMITTIS – Jesus College Service     William Mathias

RESPONSES, LORD’S PRAYER AND COLLECTS Sung by the choir.

COLLECT FOR THE DAY

GREETING AND HOMILY

ANTHEM – Valediction    Music: David Conte (b. 1955) Text: Sir Philip Sydney (1554-1586)

SPOKEN PRAYERS

CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE

THE BLESSING

HYMN HYMN #24   ST. CLEMENT

ORGAN VOLUNTARY

The Rev. Sahra Harding, homilist
Trinity Chamber Singers
Todd Wilson, choirmaster & Elizabeth Lenti, organist

Dame Julian of Norwich—May 7, 2014

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CHORAL EVENSONG
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, homilist

DAME JULIAN OF NORWICH
c. 1417

OPENING PRECES – Richard Ayleward (1626-1669)

OFFICE HYMN – #182 TRURO

PSALM 27: 5-11

FIRST LESSON HEBREWS 10: 19-24

MAGNIFICAT – Collegium Regale Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

SECOND LESSON JOHN 4: 23-26

NUNC DIMITTIS – Collegium Regale Mark Bitikofer, tenor Herbert Howells

RESPONSES, LORD’S PRAYER AND COLLECTS Sung by the choir.

COLLECT FOR THE DAY

GREETING AND HOMILY

ANTHEM – Evening Hymn Henry Balfour Gardiner (1877-1950)

SPOKEN PRAYERS

CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE

THE BLESSING

HYMN #541 ORA LABORA

ORGAN VOLUNTARY

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, homilist
TRINITY CATHEDRAL CHOIR
Todd Wilson, choirmaster & Elizabeth Lenti, organist

Christina Rossetti—April 30, 2014

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CHRISTINA ROSSETTI, POET, 1894
Choral Evensong Wednesday, April 30, 2014

INTROIT — Hildegard of Bingen
OFFICE HYMN #25 – THE EIGHTH TUNE
PSALM 84 — Plainsong
FIRST LESSON – REVELATION 21: 1-4
MAGNIFICAT – Plainsong, Tone 8
SECOND LESSON — MATTHEW 6: 19-23
NUNC DIMITTIS — Plainsong, Tone 7
LORD’S PRAYER, RESPONSES,AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY
GREETING AND HOMILY
ANTHEM — Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem Charles V. Stanford (1852-1924)
SPOKEN PRAYERS
CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE
THE BLESSING
HYMN #209 ST. BOTOLPH
ORGAN VOLUNTARY

The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr., homilist
JUDITH OVERCASH AND ERIN SMITH, SOLOISTS
Elizabeth Lenti, organist

Wednesday of Easter Week—April 23, 2014

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Wednesday of Easter Week
Choral Evensong Wednesday, April 23, 2014

OPENING PRECES — James Buonemani
OFFICE HYMN #204 – NOEL NOUVELET
PSALM PSALM 118: 1,2, 14-24 Anglican Chant (Thalben-Ball)
FIRST LESSON – 1 CORINTHIANS 15: 29-41
MAGNIFICAT – Evening Service in A-flat Charles V. Stanford Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986)
SECOND LESSON — MATTHEW 28: 1-16
NUNC DIMITTIS — Evening Service in A-flat Edmund Rubbra
LORD’S PRAYER, RESPONSES,AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY
GREETING AND HOMILY
ANTHEM — Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem Charles V. Stanford (1852-1924)
SPOKEN PRAYERS
CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE
THE BLESSING
HYMN #194 ST. ALBINUS
ORGAN VOLUNTARY

The Rev. Kay Rackley, homilist
TRINITY CHAMBER SINGERS
Todd Wilson, choirmaster
Elizabeth Lenti, organist

Trinity Cathedral Good Friday Concert – Friday, April 18, 2014

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Trinity Chamber Singers, Trinity Cathedral Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Directed by Todd Wilson

Allegri: Miserere 
Poulenc: Lenten Motets


Durufle: Requiem, Op. 9


 
Durufle’s sublime Requiem is one of deeply moving masterpieces of the 20th century. Poulenc felt that his musical voice was best expressed through his distinctively powerful sacred choral works. Directed by Todd Wilson.

Tenebrae – Wednesday in Holy Week, April 16, 2014

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The name Tenebrae (the Latin word for “darkness” or “shadows”) has for centuries been applied to the ancient monastic night and early morning services (Matins and Lauds) of the last three days of Holy Week, which in medieval times came to be celebrated on the preceding evenings. Apart from the reading or chanting of the Lamentations (in which each verse is introduced by a letter of the Hebrew alphabet), the most conspicuous feature of the service is the gradual extinguishing of candles and other lights in the church until only a single candle, considered a symbol of our Lord, remains. Toward the end of the service this candle is hidden, typifying the apparent victory of the forces of evil. At the very end, the organ plays, symbolizing the earthquake at the time of the resurrection (Matthew 28:2), the hidden candle is restored to its place, and by its light all depart in silence. In the book of Occasional Services, provision is made for Tenebrae on as the principal services of those days. By drawing upon material from each of the former three offices of Tenebrae, this service provides an extended meditation upon, and a prelude to, the events in our Lord’s life between the Last Supper and the Resurrection. Tonight’s service uses only the first of the three Nocturns of Lauds.

First Nocturne of Matins for Maundy Thursday

Psalm 69: 1-23

Lesson I: Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet 1:1-14

Responsory: Timor et Tremor     Francis Poulenc

Lesson II

Responsory: Vinea mea electa     Francis Poulenc

Lesson III

Responsory: Tenebræ factæ sunt    Francis Poulenc

Psalm 90: 1-12

Lesson: The Song of Hezekiah, Isaiah 38:10-20

Responsory: Tristis est anima mea Francis Poulenc

Psalm 51:1-18

Officiant The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, Dean

Musicians Trinity Chamber Singers

Dietrich Bonhoeffer — Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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OFFICE HYMN #571 – CHARLESTOWN
PSALM 119: 89-96 Anglican Chant (H.T. Smart)
FIRST LESSON – ROMANS 6: 3-11
MAGNIFICAT – Charles V. Stanford (1852-1924)
SECOND LESSON
NUNC DIMITTIS — Charles V. Stanford
LORD’S PRAYER, RESPONSES,AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY
GREETING AND HOMILY
ANTHEM — Philip Moore
SPOKEN PRAYERS
CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE
HYMN #695 INTERCESSOR
ORGAN VOLUNTARY
The Rev. Keith Owen, homilist
TRINITY CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND CHOIR OF ST. PETER’S, LAKEWOOD
Elizabeth Lenti, choirmaster

 

Martin Luther King Jr. — Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Choral Evensong Wednesday, April 2, 2014

 

OFFICE HYMN #25– THE EIGHTH TUNE
PSALM 77: 11-20
FIRST LESSON – EPHESIANS 6: 10-20
MAGNIFICAT – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
SECOND LESSON
NUNC DIMITTIS — Herbert Howells
LORD’S PRAYER, RESPONSES,AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY
GREETING AND HOMILY
ANTHEM — Paul Bouman
SPOKEN PRAYERS
CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE
HYMN #529 McKEE
ORGAN VOLUNTARY
Rt. Rev. Arthur B. Williams, Jr., homilist
ST. CATHERINE’S CHOIR OF WOMEN, ST.PAUL’S AKRON

 

The Annunciation of our Lord — Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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The Annunciation of our Lord   
Choral Evensong Wednesday, March 26, 2014

 

OFFICE HYMN #264– Song 34
PSALM 40: 1-11  
FIRST LESSON – Isaiah 7:10-14
MAGNIFICAT – Evening Service in C minor    George Dyson
SECOND LESSON – Luke 1:26-38
NUNC DIMITTIS —    George Dyson
LORD’S PRAYER, RESPONSES,AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY
GREETING AND HOMILY
SPOKEN PRAYERS
CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE
HYMN #265  GABRIEL’S MESSAGE
ORGAN VOLUNTARY

Adam Spencer, homilist
The Men of the Cathedral Choir
Elizabeth Lenti, choirmaster
Timothy Robson, organist

Thomas Ken — Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Thomas Ken
Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1711 
Choral Evensong Wednesday, March 19, 2014

 

OPENING PRECES       John Reading (c. 1645-1692)

OFFICE HYMN #31– Most Holy God, the Lord of Heaven   DUNEDIN
PSALM 145:8-13  Anglican Chant (C. V. Stanford) 
FIRST LESSON – Deuteronomy 26: 16-19
MAGNIFICAT – Tone VIII with fauxbourdons    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
SECOND LESSON – Luke 6:17-23
NUNC DIMITTIS — Tone I with fauxbourdons    Thomas Tallis
LORD’S PRAYER, RESPONSES,AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY
GREETING AND HOMILY
SPOKEN PRAYERS
CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE
HYMN #43  All praise to Thee, my God   THE EIGHTH TUNE
ORGAN VOLUNTARY

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, homilist
Trinity Chamber Singers
Todd Wilson choirmaster
Elizabeth Lenti, organist

Martin Luther — Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Martin Luther
Theologian, 1546
Choral Evensong Wednesday, Feburary 19, 2014

OFFICE HYMN #25– O Gracious Light   The Eighth Tune
PSALM 46
FIRST LESSON – ISAIAH 55: 6-11
MAGNIFICAT – Evening Service in E    Brian Wentzel
SECOND LESSON – JOHN 15: 1-11
NUNC DIMITTIS — Brian Wentzel
LORD’S PRAYER, RESPONSES,AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY
GREETING AND HOMILY
ANTHEM – Rejoice in the Lord Alway       Anonymous (16th century)
SPOKEN PRAYERS
CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE
HYMN #687 – A Mighty Fortress   EIN FESTE BURG
ORGAN VOLUNTARY

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, homilist
Choir Of First Lutheran Church, Lorain, Ohio
Brian Wentzel, choirmaster
Elizabeth Lenti, organist

ABSALOM JONES — Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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ABSALOM JONES    
Priest, 1818

OPENING PRECES                                                         John Reading (c. 1645-1692)
OFFICE HYMN – #529 In Christ There is No East or West                           McKee
PSALM 137:1-6 Anglican Chant (C. S. Lang)
FIRST LESSON ISAIAH 11: 1-5
MAGNIFICAT – ”Westminster” Service      Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
SECOND LESSON JOHN 15: 12-15
NUNC DIMITTIS                                                   Herbert Howells
RESPONSES, LORD’S PRAYER AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY
GREETING AND HOMILY 
ANTHEM – Deep River Spiritual, arr. Gerre Hancock
SPOKEN PRAYERS All join in the concluding Prayer:
CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE THE BLESSING
HYMN – #676              There is a Balm in Gilead
ORGAN VOLUNTARY

The Rev. Canon Will Mebane, homilist
Trinity Chamber Singers

Todd Wilson, choirmaster
Elizabeth Lenti, organist