Choral Evensong

On Saturday evenings, the Service of Choral Evensong is celebrated in preparation for Sunday Eucharist. This traditional service of evening prayer dates back to the 16th century, and is based on the service from the Book of Common Prayer. It comprises scripture readings and prayers, sung Canticles (the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis), anthems, Anglican chanted Psalms, and prayers sung by Gloriae Dei Cantores at the Church of the Transfiguration.


Satuday, December 3 5:15 PM
Preces & Responses—Responses in A sharpe, Reading
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis—from the Service in G minor, Patrick
Psalm—130, 25
Anthem—Hodie Christus Natus est, Gabrieli

Saturday, December 10 5:15 PM
Preces & Responses—in A-flat, Wallace
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis—in C, Op. 115, Stanford
Psalm—24, 33
Anthem—O Magnum Mysterium,Byrd

Saturday, December 17 5:15 PM
Preces & Responses—Westminster Abbey, Buonemani
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis—Pärt
Psalm—80, 96
Anthem—Alma Redemptoris, Lassus

Satuday, December 24 9:00 PM
Introit—What Sweeter Music, Bennett
Mass—Missa O Magnum Mysterium, de Victoria
Offertory—Wide, Wide in the Rose’s Side, Martinson
Communion—Ecce Concipies, Handl

Saturday, January 7, 2023, 5:00 PM
In-person and LIVESTREAMED

Join Gloriæ Dei Cantores and the Gaudete Baroque Ensemble for a special Epiphany Choral Evensong at the Church for the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans, featuring J. S. Bach’s cantata, Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36. The service will be both in-person and livestreamed.
No tickets required. 

Introit—Reges Terrae, Mouton (F for 4, pg.31 )
Preces & Responses—Hancock  
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis— Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense, Leighton
Psalm—46, 97
Anthem—Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36, J.S. Bach

For more information, call 508-240-2400.