Featured Choral Evensong from Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Gregory the Great
This week’s featured Choral Evensong was sung by the Cathedral Choir on March 11, 2020 – our last “pre-COVID” Evensong service. We commemorated Gregory the Great, and the homilist that evening was The Rev. John Drymon, Rector of Trinity Church in Findlay, Ohio.
The music for the service was drawn from the very heart of the Anglican choral repertoire. The Responses were the famous setting by William Smith (1603-1645), a Canon at Durham Cathedral in the north of England. The canticles and anthem were both by Herbert Howells (1892-1983), one of the most distinctive voices in English church music of the 20th century. The Magnificat and Nunc dimittis were his famous “Collegium Regale” setting, written for King’s College in Cambridge. The anthem that evening was Howells’ exquisite and deeply-felt “Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks,” a setting of the first three verses of Psalm 42.
The Trinity Cathedral Choir
Todd Wilson, director
Organist: Nicole Keller
Homilist: The Rev. John Drymon (Rector, Trinity Church, Findlay, OH)
Preces and Responses: William Smith (1603-1645)
Service: Collegium Regale – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Anthem: Like as a Hart – Herbert Howells
Hymns: 147, 152
Psalm: 57: 6-11 (Chant by John Goss)
Evensong Order of Service
Responses, Lord’s Prayer, and Collects
Collect for the Day
Concluding Versicle and Response
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