Featured Choral Evensong from Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Kamehameha & Emma
King and Queen of Hawaii, 1864, 1885
This week’s featured Choral Evensong was sung a few days after Thanksgiving, on Nov. 29, 2017. On that evening we commemorated Kamehameha and Emma, King and Queen of Hawaii, both of whom contributed greatly to the spread of Christianity among the Hawaiian people. (The King personally translated the Book of Common Prayer and much of the Hymnal into Hawaiian). The Rev. Rosalind Hughes, Rector of the Church of the Epiphany in Euclid, was homilist for this service.
The Trinity Chamber Singers sang the Responses as set by American organist and church musician, Gerre Hancock (1934-2012). The Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis were sung to C.V. Stanford’s iconic setting in G major (Kristine Caswelch was soloist in the Magnificat, and Jose Gotera in the Nunc Dimittis).
The anthem was C. H. H. Parry’s beautiful setting of “Never weather-beaten sail.” This poem by Thomas Campion with its refrain “O come quickly, sweetest Lord, and take my soul to rest,” is admirably suited to this Evensong at the beginning of Advent.
Trinity Chamber Singers
Todd Wilson, choirmaster & Nicole Keller, organist
Homilist: The Rev. Rosalind Hughes, Church of the Epiphany, Euclid, Ohio
Opening Preces Gerre Hancock (1934-2012)
Office Hymn # 477 ENGELBERG
Psalm 97: 1-2, 7-12 Anglican Chant (Hanforth)
First Lesson – Acts 17:22-31
Magnificat Service in G Major Charles Villiers Standford (1852-1924)
Kristine Caswelch, Soprano
Second Lesson — Matthew 25:31-40
Nunc Dimittis C.V. Stanford
José Gotera, Baritone
Responses, Lord’s Prayer, and Collects
Collect For the Day
Greeting and Homily
Anthem Never Weather-Beaten Sail Hubert Parry(1848-1918)
Concluding Versicle and Response
Hymn #432 LAUDATE DOMINUM
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