Featured Choral Evensong Podcast from November 28, 2018

Featured Choral Evensong Podcast
from November 28, 2018

Isaac Watts, Hymnwriter, 1748

This week’s featured Choral Evensong was sung by the Trinity Chamber Singers on November 28, 2018. The Rev. Gregory Stark (former Curate at Christ Church, Oberlin) was the homilist as we commemorated Isaac Watts, one of the greatest hymn writers of any era.

The canticles are sung to the famous setting in G by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924). Kristine Caswelch was the soprano soloist in the Magnificat, and Daniel Fridley was the bass soloist in the Nunc Dimittis. The anthem, “See, see the Word is Incarnate,” is one of the most vivid and powerful works by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625). Its remarkable text, by Bishop Godfrey Goodman, traces Christ’s life from birth to Ascension in a series of distinct yet connected tableaux.

Trinity Chamber Singers
Todd Wilson, choirmaster; Nicole Keller, organist
The Rev. Gregory Stark, Curate, Christ Church, Oberlin


Opening Preces                                                           Philip Radcliffe (1905-1986)

Office Hymn #392                                                      VINEYARD HAVEN

Psalm 108:1-6                                                             Anglican Chant (Hurford)

First Lesson — I Chronicles 16:1-6

Magnificat        Service in G                                       Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Kristine Caswelch, soprano

Second Lesson — Luke 18:35-43

Magnificat        Service in G                                       Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Daniel Fridley, bass

Apostle’s Creed

Responses, Lord’s Prayer, and Collects                      Philip Radcliffe (1905-1986)

Collect for the Day



Anthem — See, see, the Word is incarnate                Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Spoken Prayers

Concluding Versicle and Response


Hymn  #544                                                                     DUKE STREET

Organ Voluntary

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