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.
 
 
 

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

Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson — Wednesday, February 05, 2014

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Roger Williams And Anne Hutchinson
Prophetic Witnesses, 1683, 1643

Choral Evensong Wednesday, December 11, 2013

OFFICE HYMN #29– O Trinity of Blessed Light by Bromley

PSALM 133

FIRST LESSON – 1 Peter 1:13-16

MAGNIFICAT – Evening Service in F by John Ireland (1879-1962)

SECOND LESSON – Luke 9:51-62

NUNC DIMITTIS — John Ireland

LORD’S PRAYER, RESPONSES,AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY

GREETING AND HOMILY

SPOKEN PRAYERS

CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE

HYMN – Brightest and Best by Morning Star

ORGAN VOLUNTARY

The Rt. Rev. Arthur B. Williams, homilist
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Todd Wilson, choirmaster
Elizabeth Lenti, organist

Karl Barth — Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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Karl Barth
Pastor and Theologian 1968

Choral Evensong Wednesday, December 11, 2013

OFFICE HYMN – Comfort, Comfort O My People
WORDS: Transl. Psalm 42, Catherine Winkworth, 1863; alt.

MUSIC: FREU DICH SEHR; Johannes Olearius, 1671

PSALM 76: 7-12

FIRST LESSON - Jeremiah 30: 23 – 31:6

MAGNIFICAT - Evening Service in E-flat by Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)

SECOND LESSON - John 8: 34-36

NUNC DIMITTIS —  Edward Bairstow

LORD’S PRAYER, RESPONSES,AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY

GREETING AND HOMILY 

ANTHEM – My Lord, What a Morning
Spiritual, arr. R. Lee Gilliam

SPOKEN PRAYERS
CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE 

HYMN – Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates
W: Thomas Williams’ Psalmodia Evangelica, 1789; Transl. Catherine Winkworth, 1865, alt.
M: TRURO L.M.; George Weissel, 1641

ORGAN VOLUNTARY

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

John of Damascus — Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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John of Damascus
Priest, c. 760

Choral Evensong Wednesday, December 4, 2013

INTROIT – The Advent Prose   Plainsong

OPENING PRECES — Bernard Rose (1916-1996)

OFFICE HYMN – Return, My People
WORDS: James F. D. Martin, 1981; alt. 

MUSIC: REPTON; C. Hubert H. Parry, 1888

PSALM 29

FIRST LESSON - ECCLESIASTES 3: 9-14

MAGNIFICAT - Evening Service in G by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

SECOND LESSON - JOHN 5: 24-27

NUNC DIMITTIS — From the Evening Service in G by Charles Villiers Stanford

LORD’S PRAYER, RESPONSES,AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY

GREETING AND HOMILY 

ANTHEM – The Lord Will Surely Come
Words: Philippians 2 and The Benedictus Antiphon for Advent IV– Music: Gerre Hancock (1934 – 2012)

SPOKEN PRAYERS
CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE THE BLESSING 


THE BLESSING

HYMN – Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending
W: Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
M: HELMSLEY; melody Augustine Arne (1710-1778)

ORGAN VOLUNTARY

The Rev. Rosalind Hughes, homilist, homilist
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Todd Wilson, choirmaster 
Elizabeth Lenti, organist
Erin Smith, soprano
Zachary Rusk, baritone 

Cecilia — Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Cecilia
Martyr of Rome, c. 280

Choral Evensong Wednesday, November 20, 2013

OPENING PRECES — Bernard Rose (1916-1996)

OFFICE HYMN – When in Our Music God is Glorified
WORDS: F. Pratt Green (1903-2000)
MUSIC: ENGELBERG, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

PSALM 150

FIRST LESSON - REVELATION 15: 1-4

MAGNIFICAT - Short Service Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

SECOND LESSON - LUKE 10:38-42

NUNC DIMITTIS    Short Service  Orlando Gibbons

LORD’S PRAYER, RESPONSES,AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY

GREETING AND HOMILY 

ANTHEM – Hymn to Saint Cecilia
Music: W. H. Auden (1907-1973) – Music: Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

SPOKEN PRAYERS
CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE THE BLESSING 


THE BLESSING

HYMN – Give Thanks for Music-making Art
W: Brian Wren (b.1936)
M: CANTICUM POPULI, Todd Wilson (b. 1954)

ORGAN VOLUNTARY

The Rev. Dr. Shawnthea Monroe, homilist
The Trinity Chamber Singers
Todd Wilson, choirmaster 
Elizabeth Lenti, organist

Margaret — Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Margaret
Queen of Scotland, 1093

Choral Evensong Wednesday, November 13, 2013

INTROIT — George Dyson (1883-1964)

OPENING PRECES — Iain Quinn

OFFICE HYMN – God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens
WORDS: Gen. 5:1-2, Isa. 42:5-9.; Catherine Cameron, 1967
MUSIC: HOLY MANNA; William Moore, 1825

PSALM 112: 1-9

FIRST LESSON - 2 JOHN 1-9

MAGNIFICAT – Evening Service in A-flat Sarah MacDonald

SECOND LESSON - LUKE 4: 16-22A

NUNC DIMITTIS    Sarah MacDonald

LORD’S PRAYER, RESPONSES,AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY

GREETING AND HOMILY 

ANTHEM – Litany to the Holy Spirit
Music: Peter Hurford (b. 1930) Robert Herrick (1591-1694)

SPOKEN PRAYERS
CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE THE BLESSING 


HYMN – God is My Shepherd 
W: Scottish Psalter, 1650; adapt. Lavon Bayler, 1992
M: BROTHER JAMES’ AIR; James Leith Macbeth Bain, c. 1840-1925, arr. Gordon Jacob, 1934

ORGAN VOLUNTARY

The Rev. Lisa Hackney, homilist
The Choristers of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights
Dr. Richard Nelson, choirmaster

William Temple — Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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William Temple
Archbishop of Canterbury, 1944

Choral Evensong Wednesday, November 6, 2013

OFFICE HYMN – Christ, Mighty Savior
WORDS: Mozarabic, 10th cent.; tr. Alan G. McDougall (1895-1964)
MUSIC: INNISFREE FARM; Richard Wayne Dirksen (1921-2003)

PSALM 119: 97-104

FIRST LESSON - EPHESIANS 3: 7-12

MAGNIFICAT – Second Service Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)

SECOND LESSON - JOHN 1: 9-18

NUNC DIMITTIS    Kenneth Leighton

RESPONSES, LORD’S PRAYER, AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY

GREETING AND HOMILY 

ANTHEM – Let All the World in Every Corner Sing
Music: Kenneth Leighton Text: George Herbert (1593-1633)

SPOKEN PRAYERS
CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE THE BLESSING 


HYMN – The Day Thou GavestW: John Ellerton (1826-1893)
M: ST. CLEMENT; Clement Cottevill Scholefield (1839-1904)

THE BLESSING

The Rev. Kay Rackley, homilist
Trinity Cathedral Choir 
Todd Wilson, choirmaster
Elizabeth Lenti, choirmaster

All Saints — Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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All Saints
Choral Evensong Wednesday, October 30, 2013

INTROIT – Requiem aeternam
Walford Davies (1869-1941)

OFFICE HYMN – All Praise Be Yours, My God, This Night

PSALM 149

FIRST LESSON - DANIEL 7:1-3, 15-18

MAGNIFICAT – Short Service Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)

SECOND LESSON - LUKE 6:20-31

NUNC DIMITTIS - - Short Service    Thomas Weelkes

RESPONSES, LORD’S PRAYER, AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY

GREETING AND HOMILY 

ANTHEM - Justorum animae
Words: Wisdom 3: 1-3 paraphrased in Latin elegiac verse Music: Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

SPOKEN PRAYERS
CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE THE BLESSING 


HYMN Sing Ye Faithful, Sing with Gladness

THE BLESSING

The Rev. Canon Will Mebane, homilist

The Trinity Chamber Singers 
Elizabeth Lenti, choirmaster

St. James Of Jerusalem — Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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St. James Of Jerusalem
Brother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and Martyr, c. 62
Choral Evensong Wednesday, October 23, 2013

OFFICE HYMN – O Gracious Light
Words: Greek, 3rd cent.; tr. F. Bland Tucker (1895-1984) Music: Conditor Alme Siderum; plainsong, Mode 4

PSALM 1

FIRST LESSON 1CORINTHIANS 15:1-11

MAGNIFICAT – Evening Service in E Philip Moore (b. 1943)

SECOND LESSON MATTHEW 13:54-58

NUNC DIMITTIS – Dorian Service Thomas Tallis

RESPONSES, LORD’S PRAYER AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY

GREETING AND HOMILY (Please be seated)

ANTHEM – Ave Maria
Music: Gustav Holst (1874-1934) Text: Traditional Christian prayer

SPOKEN PRAYERS
CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE THE BLESSING 
HYMN Sing Ye Faithful, Sing with Gladness

THE BLESSING

HYMN – Jerusalem, My Happy Home W: F. B. P. (ca. 16th cent.), alt. M: LAND OF REST; American folk hymn; adpt. And harm. Annabel Morris Buchanan (1889-1983)

ORGAN VOLUNTARY

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, homilist
Sopranos and Altos of the Trinity Cathedral Choir
Todd Wilson, choirmaster
Elizabeth Lenti, organist

Teresa Of Avila — Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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TERESA OF AVILA

Nun,1582
Choral Evensong Wednesday, October 16, 2013

OPENING PRECES – Sung by the choir


OFFICE HYMN – Most Holy God, the Lord of Heaven
Words: Latin; tr. Ann K. LeCroy (b. 1930) Music: DUNEDIN, Vernon Griffiths (b. 1894)
Bernard Rose (1916-1996)

PSALM 42:1-7 (Please be seated)

FIRST LESSON ROMANS 8: 22-27

MAGNIFICAT – Dorian Service Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

SECOND LESSON MATTHEW 5:13-16

NUNC DIMITTIS – Dorian Service Thomas Tallis

RESPONSES, LORD’S PRAYER AND COLLECTS COLLECT FOR THE DAY

GREETING AND HOMILY (Please be seated)

ANTHEM – Laudibus in Sanctis
Words: Psalm 150 paraphrased in Latin elegiac verse Music: William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

SPOKEN PRAYERS
CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE THE BLESSING
HYMN Sing Ye Faithful, Sing with Gladness

THE BLESSING

HYMN – Most Holy God, the Lord of Heaven Words: John Ellerton (1826-1893), alt.
Music: FINNIAN, Christopher Dearnley (b. 1930)

ORGAN VOLUNTARY

The Rev. Sarah Harding, homilist
The Trinity Chamber Singers
Todd Wilson, choirmaster

William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale — Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale
Translators of the Bible, 1536, 1568 

Choral Evensong
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

INTROIT – A Grateful Heart
W: – George Herbert (1593-1633)
M: – Mary Plumstead (1905-1980)

OFFICE HYMN O Gracious Light 
W: Greek, 3rd cent.; tr. F. Bland Tucker (1895-1984)
M: THE EIGHTH TUNE; Thomas Tallis

PSALM 119:89-96 Translation: – Miles Coverdale (1488-1569)

FIRST LESSON PROVERBS 8:10-17

MAGNIFICAT Evening Service in C minor George Dyson (1883-1964)

SECOND LESSON JOHN 12:44-50

NUNC DIMITTIS George Dyson

THE LORD’S PRAYER and RESPONSES

COLLECT FOR THE DAY

GREETING AND HOMILY

ANTHEM – Love divine, all love excelling Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) – Text: Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

SPOKEN PRAYERS CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE

HYMN – O Christ, the Word Incarnate
W: William Walsham How (1823-1897) M: MUNICH; melody from Neu-vermehrtes und zu Ubung Christl.Gottseligkeit eingerichtetes Meiningisches Gesangbuch, 1693; adapt. And harm. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
ORGAN VOLUNTARY

The Very Rev. John Downey, homilist
Choristers from the Cathedral of St. Paul, Erie, PA
Sharon Downey, choirmaster
Todd Wilson, organist

St. Francis — Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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ST. FRANCIS
Friar, 1212 

Choral Evensong
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

 

OFFICE HYMN God of the Sparrow, God of the Whale 
WORDS: Jaroslav Vajda
MUSIC: ROEDER; Carl Schalk

PSALM 148:7-14

FIRST LESSON JEREMIAH 12:13-16

MAGNIFICAT Evening Service in D Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)

SECOND LESSON MATTHEW 11:25-30

NUNC DIMITTIS Leo Sowerby

THE LORD’S PRAYER and RESPONSES

COLLECT FOR THE DAY

GREETING AND HOMILY

ANTHEM – Excerpt from Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30 Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) – Text: Christopher Smart (1722-1771)

SPOKEN PRAYERS CONCLUDING VERSICLE AND RESPONSE

THE BLESSING
HYMN – To You O God, All Creatures Sing
W: St. Francis of Assisi, adapt. Miriam Winter M: LASST UNS ERFREUEN; Cologne, 1623
ORGAN VOLUNTARY

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