Featured Choral Evensong Podcast from November 14, 2018

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)

Apostle’s Creed

Responses, Lord’s Prayer, and Collects                          Plainsong

Collect for the Day



Anthem — If with all your Hearts (from Elijah)              Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Spoken Prayers

Concluding Versicle and Response


Hymn  #24                                                                           ST. CLEMENT

Organ Voluntary

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