Tuesday July 31, 2012
5:30 pm - Saint Thomas Church
Priest, Monastic and Founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
Almighty God, from whom all good things come: Thou didst call Ignatius of Loyola to the service of thy Divine Majesty and to find thee in all things. Inspired by his example and strengthened by his companionship, may we labor without counting the cost and seek no reward other than knowing that we do thy will; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Choral Evensong this evening is sung by members of the Saint Thomas Girls' Course.
In 2005, music directors in the New York area expressed interest in joining together to form a chorister experience of the highest caliber for girls. The Choir School was delighted to offer space, resources and experience to the endeavor. Since then, the Choir School has proudly taken full ownership of the course and developed a schedule and musical standard parallel to that of the boys during the academic terms. In 2008, the course expanded to nine days. In 2012, the Course began on Saturday, July 28th and concludes on Sunday, August 5th. In addition to singing this evening, the girls sing on Thursday and alongside the Gentlemen of the Choir on Sunday.
►Over the years, two distinguished female organists & directors of music have shared the musical direction of the course: Sarah Baldock, who directs the girls this year, and Sarah MacDonald, who directed last year, and whose choir from Selwyn College sang at Saint Thomas (under her direction) two weeks ago. Both Sarahs hold prestigious positions in the United Kingdom and are mentors and role models in every way for the young women who participate in the course.
|Lesson:||2 Samuel 3:6-21|
|Lesson 2:||Matthew 27:32-44|
|Sung by:||Members of The Saint Thomas Girls’ Course, Ms. Sarah Baldock, Director|
|Prelude:||Herzlich tut mich erfreuen, from ‘Elf Choralvorspiele’, Op. 122, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)|
The prelude is played by Ms. Käthe Wright Kaufman, Organ Scholar
|Introit:||Litany to the Holy Spirit, Peter Hurford b. 1930)|
|Psalm:||49, Anglican Chant (Stanford)|
|Service:||Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D, Herbert W. Sumsion (1899-1995)|
|Anthem:||The Lord is my Shepherd, Franz Schubert (1797-1828)|
|Voluntary:||Prelude on St. Clement, Gerald Near (b. 1942)|
The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended