About Evensong: Based on the services held daily in the medieval Church, Choral Evensong as arranged in the Book of Common Prayer of the Anglican Church has been sung regularly since the Sixteenth Century. Many people who are new to worship at Saint Thomas prefer to come to Choral Evensong because it is relatively contemplative. The service includes readings (just as would occur at Evening Prayer) and prayers led by a priest. An anthem as well as a setting of the Magnificat and the Nunc dimittis are sung by the choir. Read more about Choral Evensong here, or view the Choral Evensong Service Card posted to the bottom of this page, where links to the webcast will be posted during and after the service.
‚ñ∫There is a brief Mass following Choral Evensong. All baptized Christians are welcome to stay on to make their Holy Communion.
|Sung by||The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys|
|Lesson 2||Matthew 6:19-24|
|Introit||Rise up, my love, Healey Willan|
|Service||Magnificat and Nunc dimittis octavi toni|
|Anthem||Exsultate Deo, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)|
|Hymn||181 -- Awake and sing the song of endless praise proclaim -- ST. ETHELWALD|