Choral Evensong with Diocesan Mass Choir: In Celebration of Christ Church Cathedral’s 125th Anniversary
Date(s) - September 28, 2014
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral
Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Christ Church Cathedral
September 28, 2014 at 3:30pm
Join in the 125th anniversary of Christ Church Cathedral at Choral Evensong to celebrate the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. Choristers from across the diocese will lead the service under the direction of Brigid Coult, Director of Music for St. Mary’s Kerrisdale. Bishop Melissa Skelton will preach. Music and words to celebrate the angels, archangels and all the company of heaven! All are welcome!
The music for the Diocesan Evensong service on September 28 will mostly be the richly romantic music of the late 19th century. It began with my choice of the iconic anthem by Stainer, I Saw the Lord, depicting a vision of heaven and the angels. It’s a double-choir anthem, so I decided to match it with the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis of the Collegium Regale service in F by Charles Wood (written for Kings College Cambridge).
We will open the service with an introit written by the Dean of Hereford Cathedral, Michael Tavinor, using the words of Jacob after his ladder dream. Our responses will be from an earlier period – by 17th century composer Richard Ayleward, which will be familiar to many people. It’s going to be a wonderful afternoon of angel-music!