Featured Evensong Podcast from October 30, 2019

Featured Choral Evensong from Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Trinity Cathedral Choir

The Vigil of All Saints

This week’s featured Evensong is from a year ago at this time. It was sung on Oct. 30, 2019 by the Trinity Chamber Singers as we observed the Vigil for All Saints’. The Very Rev. Bernard J. Owens was officiant.
The Responses were sung to the setting by American organist, church musician and composer Gerre Hancock (1934-2012). The canticles were sung to the “Edington Service” setting by English composer Grayston Ives (b. 1948). The extended anthem was the beautiful and deeply personal Requiem by Herbert Howells (1892-1983). Howells’ son, Michael, died of polio at age nine, and the Requiem was composed in his memory. This work meant so much to Howells that he kept it on a shelf at home until just a few years before his own death, when he allowed it to be published. The unique selection of texts and their atmospheric musical setting make this one of the truly special choral works of the 20th century.  I hope you will find it meaningful as we remember the many saints, past and present, in our lives.

Trinity Chamber Singers
Todd Wilson, director

Nicole Keller, organist

Officiant: The Very Rev. Bernard J. Owens (Dean, Trinity Cathedral)

Preces and Responses: Gerre Hancock (1934-2012)

Service: Edington Service – Grayston Ives (b. 1948)

Anthem: Requiem – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Psalm 34: 1-10, 22 (C.F. South)

Hymns: DELCAMP – Tune by Todd Wilson; text by Theobald Heinrich Schenck (1656-1727); tr. Frances Elizabeth Cox (1812-1897), 253



Evensong Order of Service


Opening Preces

Office Hymn


First Lesson


Second Lesson

Nunc Dimittis                       

Apostle’s Creed

Responses, Lord’s Prayer, and Collects

Collect for the Day




Spoken Prayers

Concluding Versicle and Response




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