St. Paul’s Choir and Choral Scholars offer the first Evensong of the fall on Sunday, September 13, at 4 p.m.
Evensong always includes the singing of two Canticles (biblical hymns other than the Psalms), usually the Magnificat (Song of Mary) and Nunc Dimittis (Song of Simeon). These will be sung in Charles Villiers Stanford’s setting in A Major.
Other repertoire in the September 13 service will include Charles Wood’s resplendent anthem for double choir, “Hail, Gladdening Light.” Wood’s anthem, from 1912, is a masterpiece of a cappella writing and sets one of the earliest hymns of the church still in regular use, the third-century Phos Hilaron.
Please see the St. Paul's Choir section for music samples and this year's schedule.