Featured Choral Evensong from February 5, 2020

Featured Choral Evensong from Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Trinity Cathedral Choir

Roger Williams & Anne Hutchinson

This week’s Choral Evensong service is from Feb. 5, 2020 and was sung by the Trinity Cathedral Choir. The Very Rev. Bernard J. Owens is homilist, as we commemorated Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson, two prominent figures in the founding of the state of Rhode Island. Fittingly, most of the choral music is by American composers. The Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis are sung to Harold Friedell’s setting in F. Friedell (1905-1958) was organist at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Park Avenue, in New York City until his death from a heart attack at the age of only 52. The anthem is Leo Sowerby’s Epiphany classic, “Now there lightens upon us a holy daybreak.” Sowerby (1895-1968) was known as the dean of American church musicians, spending most of his life in Chicago, and then ending his career as the first director at the College of Church Musicians at Washington Cathedral.

The Trinity Cathedral Choir
Todd Wilson, director

Nicole Keller, organist

Homilist: The Very Rev. Bernard J. Owens (Dean, Trinity Cathedral)

Preces and Responses: Richard Ayleward (1626-1669)

Service: Harold Friedell in F (1905-1958)

Anthem: Now there lightens upon us – Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)

Hymns: 277, 117

Psalm: 133 (D. Mossman)


Evensong Order of Service


Opening Preces

Office Hymn


First Lesson


Second Lesson

Nunc Dimittis                       

Apostle’s Creed

Responses, Lord’s Prayer, and Collects

Collect for the Day



Spoken Prayers


Concluding Versicle and Response




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