Featured Choral Evensong Podcast from February 13, 2019

Featured Choral Evensong from Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Absalom Jones

This week’s featured Choral Evensong was sung by the Trinity Chamber Singers on February 13, 2019. On that evening we commemorated Absalom Jones (1746-1818), the first African-American to be ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in the United States. The homilist for the service was the Rev. Dr. Shawnthea Monroe, former Pastor of Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights.

The Preces & Responses were sung to the setting by Desmond Ratcliffe (1917-2001). The Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis are the setting written for Trinity Cathedral by Cleveland-born composer David Conte (b. 1955).  The anthem is the African-American Spiritual “Deep River” in the deeply moving arrangement by the late American organist, composer and church musician, Gerre Hancock (1934-2012).

Trinity Chamber Singers
Todd Wilson, choirmaster; Nicole Keller, organist
Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Shawnthea Monroe (Plymouth Church, Shaker Heights)

Preces and Responses: Philip Radcliffe

Service: David Conte “Trinity Service”

Anthem: Deep River – Spiritual, arr. Gerre Hancock

Psalm 137: 1-6

Hymns: 676, 671


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



Organ Voluntary

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