Featured Choral Evensong Podcast from November 29, 2017

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

Apostle’s Creed

Responses, Lord’s Prayer, and Collects

Collect For the Day

Greeting and Homily

Anthem    Never Weather-Beaten Sail        Hubert Parry(1848-1918)

Spoken Prayers

Concluding Versicle and Response



Organ Voluntary


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