In Sacred Spaces
Choral Evensong (Winchester Cathedral)
Wednesday 29 May 2019 at 5:30pm
  Date:  Wednesday 29 May 2019
  Time: 5.30pm
  Venue:  Winchester Cathedral, SO23 9LS
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The music selected for the service of Choral Evensong at Winchester Cathedral is, in the majority, the same programme as will be sung at Westminster Abbey, later in the year. In keeping with the church calendar, the appointed Psalm is 24, as the service is held on the eve of Ascension Day, and will be sung to a chant by S. S. Wesley (1810-76), a former organist of Winchester Cathedral.

The canticles sung at the service are Henry Smart's (1813-79) dramatic Evening Service in Bb with its fanfare introduction, the Preces and Responses by Richard Ayleward (1626-69), and the anthem - in a change from originally listed programme - is Francis Jackson’s vivid setting of Sing praise to God who reigns above, composed for Exeter Cathedral Voluntary Choir in 1981. Dr Jackson was organist of York Minster from 1946 to 1983, and continues to compose as he approaches his 102nd birthday later this year.


Northampton Bach Choir

Organist - Ivan Linford
Conductor - Lee Dunleavy
Ayleward - Preces and Responses
Wesley - Psalm 24
Smart - Evening Service in Bb
Jackson - Sing praise to God who reigns above