Featured Choral Evensong Podcast from April 10, 2019

Featured Choral Evensong from Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

This week’s featured Choral Evensong service took place on April 10, 2019, and was sung by the men of the Cathedral Choir. The Rev. Charlotte Collins Reed, rector of Christ Church, Hudson, provided the homily as we remembered Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the famous French philosopher, priest, paleontologist and geologist.

The canticles are sung to the setting in C minor by Sir George Dyson. Dyson (1883-1964) served in World War I, during which time he authored one of the first training manuals on grenade warfare. He later served as director of the Royal College of Music, guiding that institution through the difficult years of World War II. His son, Freeman Dyson, was a world-renowned physicist and mathematician who just died this past February at the age of 96.

The anthem is the tuneful and sturdy “Vox Ultima Crucis” by Sir William H. Harris (1883-1973). Harris, known affectionately as “Doc H” by his generations of choristers, was organist at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, for nearly 30 years, during which time he played an important role in the musical education of the young princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. He took part in the music for both the 1937 (George VI) and 1953 (Elizabeth II) coronations.

Men of the Trinity Cathedral Choir
Todd Wilson, choirmaster

Nicole Keller, organist

Homilist: The Rev. Charlotte Collins Reed (Christ Church, Hudson)

Preces and Responses: Plainsong

Service: George Dyson in C minor (1883-1964)

Anthem: Vox Ultima Crucis – William H. Harris (1883-1973)

Psalm 65 (Plainsong)

Hymns: 26, 149


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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