Featured Choral Evensong from Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Dame Julian of Norwich
This week’s featured Choral Evensong was sung by the Trinity Cathedral Choir on May 8, 2019. On that day we commemorated Dame Julian of Norwich (1343-c.1416), a leading Christian mystic and theologian. The Rev. Dr. Paul Gaston, former Acting Dean of Trinity Cathedral, returned to Trinity as homilist.
The Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis were sung to the lively setting “incorporating Latin American rhythms” by Bryan Kelley (b. 1934). The anthem is the thrilling and sonorous Kyrie from the Messe Solennelle by Louis Vierne (1870-1937). Vierne was organist of Notre Dame de Paris from 1900 until his death (while giving an organ concert at Notre Dame) in 1937. He composed his Messe Solennelle (Solemn Mass) in 1899 just prior to his appointment at Notre Dame, and its songful and solid structure have made it a favorite ever since.
The Trinity Cathedral Choir
Todd Wilson, choirmaster
Nicole Keller, organist
Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Paul Gaston
Preces and Responses: Richard Ayleward (1626-1669)
Service: Bryan Kelly in C (b. 1934)
Anthem: Kyrie (from Messe Solennelle, Op. 16) – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Psalm 27: 5-11 (Wolstenholme)
Hymns: 469, 24
Evensong Order of Service
Responses, Lord’s Prayer, and Collects
Collect for the Day
Concluding Versicle and Response
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