Passion Sunday

Hosted by: St Michael's Church and Choir

Sunday 7th April, Sung Mass at 11am and Choral Evensong at 6pm. The Penitential nature of Lent becomes more intense with the Veiling of all the Crosses and Statues in the Church. The Celebrant and Preacher at Mass is Fr Christopher Durrant.

11am Sung Mass. Hymns: 84: 358: 83. Setting: Mass for four voices, Byrd. Motet: Verily, verily I say unto you, Tallis.

6pm Choral Evensong and Benediction. Responses: Byrd. Psalm 22 1-13. Office Hymn: .Canticles: Gibbons Short Service. Anthem: Solus ad victimam, Leighton. O salutaris: 269 Tantum Ergo: 268

In 2018 we sang the Sarum Plainsong Mass, Motet: O große Lieb, from JSBach Johannespassion, and Hymns 379, 445 &: 92.

O große Lieb’, O Lieb’ ohn’ alle Maße, die dich gebracht auf diese Marterstraße, ich lebte mit der Welt in Lust und Freuden, und du musst leiden.
O great love, O love beyond all measure, that has led you on this martyr’s path, I live in the world amidst pleasure and joy, and you have to suffer.

In 2017 we sang the Setting in the Dorian Mode by Tallis, and the modern Motet “Song of Christ’s Glory” by Grayston Ives. Falling on the first Sunday of April we also sang Choral Evensong & Benediction with more Tallis, Responses and Dorian Service, the Anthem “Lord, let me know mine end” by Maurice Greene, Psalm 30 and Hymns 445, 269,  268.

In 2016, Music was “Missa Brevis” by Lotti; “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” by Ogden.

In previous years our Motets have reflected on the Crucifixion of Jesus with Lotti’s poignant 8-part “Crucifixus etiam pro nobis”, and “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” arranged by Ogden.


St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB