Please join us on Sunday 3rd June at 6pm for Choral Evensong & Benediction.
Reading Responses; Psalm 35; Hymn 247; Gibbons Short Service Mag & Nunc; Anthem, Almighty & everlasting God, also by Orlando Gibbons. Led by Rev Alison Whiting. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be led by Fr Christopher Durrant, and we sing the Hymns written by St Thomas Aquinas, O salutaris set by Rossini, Tantum ergo to plainsong.
“Choral Evensong” is not a tautology but indicates that most of the music will be sung by the choir and shared aurally with the congregation. “Evensong” has simpler music that choir and congregation can mostly sing together, while Evensong is “Said” if there are not the resources to sing it. The Choir practises from 4.45pm and experienced singers are welcome to join us.
In 2017 we sang Radcliffe Responses – written for the Edington Festival; Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D minor by Thomas Attwood Walmisley (1814-1856); Anthem, God is a Spirit, by William Sterndale Bennett (1816-1875) from his Oratorio ‘The Woman of Samaria’.
St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB