Featured Choral Evensong from Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Samuel Seabury, First American Bishop, 1796
This week’s featured Choral Evensong was sung on Nov. 14, 2018 by the Choristers of St. Paul’s, Cleveland Heights under the direction of Dr. Richard Nelson.
We commemorated Samuel Seabury, the first American Bishop (1796), and the homilist that evening was the Rev. Jeanne Leinbach, Rector of St. Paul’s, Cleveland Heights.
The Preces and Responses were sung to a traditional plainsong setting. The canticles (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis) were the St. David’s Service (written for the Cathedral of St. David’s, on the west coast of Wales) by Simon Lole (b. 1957). The introit and anthem were two famous excerpts from Felix Mendelssohn’s great oratorio Elijah: the introit was the alto aria “O rest in the Lord” and the anthem was the famous tenor aria “If with all your hearts”.
Choristers of St. Paul’s, Cleveland Heights
Dr. Richard Nelson, choirmaster; Todd Wilson, organist
Homilist: The Rev. Jeanne Leinbach, St. Paul’s, Cleveland Heights
Introit — O Rest in the Lord (From Elijah) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Opening Preces Plainsong
Office Hymn #35 MIGHTY SAVIOR
Psalm 133 Anglican Chant (Mossman)
First Lesson — Isaiah 63:7-9
Magnificat St. David Simon Lole (b. 1957)
Second Lesson — Matthew 9:35-38
Nunc Dimittis St. David Simon Lole (b. 1957)
Responses, Lord’s Prayer, and Collects Plainsong
Collect for the Day
Anthem — If with all your Hearts (from Elijah) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Concluding Versicle and Response
Hymn #24 ST. CLEMENT
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