Monday, 21 January 2013

Catholic Evensong

Much has been said this week about Catholic Evensong in the 'Deep South' and also at Oxford, so I thought it was about time to shed a little Northern Light on the subject.

The Ordinary himself, Mgr Keith Newton, is visiting the church of St. Osmund, Gainford, which now hosts the Darlington Ordinariate Community,  on Sunday 3rd February.  I shall be singing there that day and may yet be able to persuade a couple of other Rudgates to come and join me.

Details are as follows:

Sunday 3rd February - Solemn Mass at 11.15 am – Mgr. Newton
Setting: Little Organ Mass by F J Haydn

Anthem: When to the temple Mary went by Eccard

Voluntary: Dialogue sur les grand jeux by Louis Marchand 

Evensong & Benediction at 4 pm

Hymns: For Mary Mother of the Lord

Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate born

We hail thy presence glorious

The duteous day now closeth

Psalm: 42

Preces & Reponses: Reading

Canticles: Noble in B minor

Anthem: Evening Hymn by H Balfour Gardiner

Benediction: Saint-Saens and Henschel

Voluntary: Sonata No 2 in C by Felix Mendelssohn

Do come along! A very warm welcome will be given to new singers too, especially, but not exclusively, tenors. ;-)

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