Featured Choral Evensong Podcast from October 3, 2018

Featured Choral Evensong Podcast from
October 3, 2018

Trinity Cathedral Choir

George Kennedy Allen Bell, Bishop of Chichester, and Ecumenist, 1958

This week’s featured Choral Evensong was sung by the Trinity Chamber Singers on Oct. 3, 2018. The Rev. Dr. Paul Gaston, former Acting Dean of Trinity Cathedral, was homilist as we commemorated George Kennedy Allen Bell, Bishop of Chichester and a leader in the Ecumenical movement.

The Preces and Responses are sung to the sprightly setting by John Reading (c. 1645-1692). The canticles and anthem are by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625). Though Gibbons lived only 37 years he is regarded as a towering figure in English music, and an important transitional figure between the Renaissance and Baroque eras. The Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis are from Gibbons’ Short Service, and the anthem is his elegantly simple setting of “O thou, the central orb of Righteous love”.

Trinity Chamber Singers
Todd Wilson, choirmaster; Nicole Keller, organist

Homilist:  The Rev. Dr. Paul Gaston, Acting Dean, Trinity Cathedral

Opening Preces                                                                             John Reading (1645-1692)

Office Hymn #35                                                                           MIGHTY SAVIOR

Psalm 46                                                                                         Anglican Chant (from M. Luther)

First Lesson — Amos 7:10-15

Magnificat        Short Service                                                      Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Second Lesson — Mark 13:1-13

Nunc Dimittis        Short Service                                                Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Apostle’s Creed

Responses, Lord’s Prayer, and Collects                                   John Reading (1645-1692)

Collect for the Day



Anthem — O Thou the Central Orb                                         Orlando Gibbons

Spoken Prayers

Concluding Versicle and Response


Hymn  #541                                                                                 ORA LABORA

Organ Voluntary


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