Featured Evensong Podcast from December 5, 2018

Featured Choral Evensong from Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Clement of Alexandria, Priest, c. 210

This week’s featured Choral Evensong was sung by the men of the Cathedral Choir on Dec. 5, 2018 (the men usually sing Evensong on the Wednesday in December when the sopranos and altos sing the Britten Ceremony of Carols for the noon Brownbag). We commemorated Clement of Alexandria, theologian and philosopher who lived from 150-215 AD. The Rev. Sarah Shoftstall was homilist.

The service begins with the traditional Advent Prose (Drop down, ye heavens) sung from the east transept. The Responses and the psalm were sung to plainsong tones. The evening canticles (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis) were sung to the unison setting in E-flat by Edward Bairstow (1874-1946), the longtime Organist of England’s York Minster. The anthem is the traditional Spiritual “My Lord, what a morning” in a marvelous arrangement for men’s voices by R. Lee Gilliam (1902-1984).

The Men of the Trinity Cathedral Choir
Todd Wilson, choirmaster; Nicole Keller, organist
Homilist: The Rev. Sarah Shofstall, Trinity Cathedral


Introit –– The Advent Prose                                       Plainsong

Opening Preces                                                           Plainsong

Office Hymn #58                                                          ST. THOMAS

Psalm 34:9-14                                                               Plainsong

First Lesson — Colossians 1:11-20

Magnificat        Service in E-Flat                                 Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)

Second Lesson — John 6: 57-63

Nunc Dimittis        Service in E-Flat                            Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)

Apostle’s Creed

Responses, Lord’s Prayer, and Collects                      Plainsong

Collect for the Day



Anthem — My Lord, What a Morning                           arr. R. Lee Gilliam (1902-1984)

Spoken Prayers

Concluding Versicle and Response


Hymn  #54                                                                      NUN KOMM, DER HEIDEN HEILAND

Organ Voluntary

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