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Four weeks into our series of ‘Evensong at Home” services – we reach the feast of Pentecost.
I am Director of Music at St James, and the music in this video is performed live by four members of the choir who also happen to be part of my family!
We set up a little studio in my home office, which is a cabin at the bottom of our garden (I have a digital organ there), and sang everything from there. Mother Katie led the service, and two more choir members read the lessons. One of our basses acted as host of the Zoom meeting.
As the weeks go on, we are discovering lots of hidden gems for unison voices or reduced forces.We hope you enjoy this week’s service!
This was the Order of Service:
- Opening Hymn – Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
- Sung Responses (Disraeli Brown)
- Psalm 133 (Responsorial)
- Old Testament Reading: Joel 2: 21-32
- Magnificat – Durham Service (Christopher Totney)
- New Testament Reading: Acts 2: 14-21
- Nunc Dimittis – Durham Service (Christopher Totney)
- Creed and Sung Responses (Disraeli Brown)
- Anthem – Litany to the Holy Spirit (Peter Hurford)
- Closing Hymn – Shine, Jesus, Shine
- Organ Voluntary – Feria Pentecostes (from 7 Improvisations, by Saint-Saëns)