In Sacred Spaces
Choral Evensong (Southwell Minster)
Saturday 29 May 2021 at 5:30pm
  Date:  Saturday 29 May 2021
  Time: 5:30pm
  Venue:  Southwell Minster, Church St, Southwell NG25 0HD
Tickets: This is an act of worship and admission is free, though you are encouraged to support the work of Southwell Minster by giving generously in the collection. There will be a collection during one of the hymns sung in the service.
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The choir were due to sing Choral Evensong in Southwell Minster in Autumn 2020, but the Covid-19 situation led to the booked date being rescheduled to May 2021. We will be singing on the eve of Trinity Sunday, and the choir are proposing to sing the same programme as they will sing at Lincoln Cathedral just a few days later.

The programme is principally drawn from their Spring 2021 programme of music by Haydn, Mozart, and their contemporaries. The Magnificat is sung to the rarely-heard setting dating from 1774. Based on the eighth mode it is vibrant and uplifting and matches well with the Nunc dimittis setting from 1784 by J. Michael Haydn. The music of J. Michael Haydn’s more famous older brother is heard in the anthem, the chorus The Heavens are telling from his 1798 oratorio The Creation.

The Responses will be sung to one of our own Musical Director’s settings of the Preces and Responses, written for the Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival in 2016, and - as is our custom - the Psalms will be sung to chants by composers with a connection to Southwell.

Please note that this proposed music list is subject to approval by the cathedral, which will be around Easter 2021.


Northampton Bach Choir
- Ivan Linford
Conductor - Lee Dunleavy

Dunleavy - Preces and Responses
Psalms 142 and 143
Mozart - Magnificat, K. 193
J. M. Haydn - Nunc dimittis, MH 355
F. J. Haydn - The Heavens are telling from The Creation