2011-2012 Season

Unless otherwise noted services are held at:
St. James Episcopal Church |Directions|
76 Federal Street
New London, CT 06320-6601

September 25, 2011 - 5:00 PM
Choral Evensong
Pequot Chapel, New London, CT |Directions|
  • Introit: Loosemore “O Lord, increase our faith”
    Preces: Neary
    Psalm 19, Caeli enarrant chant: S.S. Wesley
    Canticles: Brewer in D
    Anthem: Wood “O Thou the Central Orb"
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October 30, 2011 - 5:00 PM
Choral Evensong
  • Introit: Batten “Lord, we beseech thee”
    Preces: Jones Chichester
    Psalm 84, Quam dilecta! Chant: Edward John Hopkins
    Canticles: Tippett
    Anthem: Rudoi “Give us light”
    A new work commissioned by The Anglican Singers for their Summer 2012
    Residency at Bristol Cathedral, UK
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November 13, 2011 - 4:00 PM
Choral Evensong
Trinity Church, Copley Square,Boston, MA|Directions|
  • Introit: Batten “Lord, we beseech thee”
    Preces: Jones Chichester
    Psalm 46, Deus noster refugium chant: Benjamin Hutto
    Canticles: Tippett
    Anthem: Hoiby “At the round earth's imagined corners”
December 11, 2011 - 5:00 PM
A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent
|A History of The Service of Lessons and Carols|
  • Introit: Alfred Burt - Some children see him
    • Opening Carol: "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
  • First Lesson - Book of Genesis
      God announces in the Garden of Eden that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpent’s head.
    • Carol: Conrad Susa – “Adam lay in bondage”
  • Second Lesson - Book of Isaiah
      The Prophet proclaims good news to a people in exile.
    • Carol: Heinrich von Herzogenberg – “Comest thou, light of gladness?”
  • Third Lesson - Book of Jeremiah
      The Lord promises to send his people a righteous King.
    • Carol: Britten – “A Boy Was Born”
  • Fourth Lesson - Book of Isaiah
      The Prophet foretells the glory of the kingdom of God.
    • Carol: Handel – “And the glory of the Lord” (from Messiah)
  • Fifth Lesson - Book of Isaiah
      God promises that a child shall be conceived who will be known as ‘God with Us’.
    • Carol: Walton – “All this time”
  • Sixth Lesson - St. Luke
      The Angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary.
    • Carol: Joubert – “There is no rose”
    • Congregational Carol: “The Angel Gabriel from heaven came”
  • Seventh Lesson - St. Mark
      Jesus is baptized by John and proclaims the coming of the kingdom of God.
    • Congregational Carol: “Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding”
    • Closing Carol: Stephen Jackson “Noël Nouvelet”
    • Congregational Carol: "Lo! He comes with clouds descending”
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February 5, 2012 - 5:00 PM
Choral Evensong
  • Introit: Palestrina “Surge, illuminare”
    Preces: Neswick
    Psalm 34 Chant: Thomas Norris
    Canticles: David Hogan Washington Service
    Anthem: Craig Phillips “Morning Glory, Starlit Sky”
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March 11, 2012 - 5:00 PM
Choral Evensong
  • Intoit: Tallis – “O Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit”
    Preces: Tomkins
    Psalm 103, Benedic anima mea chant: John Randall
    Canticles: Hoiby
    Anthem: Hoiby “Hear Us, O Hear Us, Lord
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April 22, 2012 - 5:00 PM 
Choral Evensong
St. John's Episcopal Church, West Hartford, CT |Directions|
  • Introit: Rorem “Sing, my soul, his wondrous love”
    Preces: Neary
    Psalm 114, 115 Chant: George Mursell Garrett/Gerald Knight
    Canticles: Howells Sarum
    Anthem: Ireland “Greater love hath no man”
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May 13, 2012 - 5:00 PM 
Choral Evensong
  • Introit: Rorem “Sing, my soul, his wondrous love”
    Preces: Neary
    Psalm 34 Chant: Thomas Norris
    Canticles: Howells Sarum
    Anthem: Ireland “Greater love hath no man”
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July 24, 2012 - 7:30 PM 
Choral Evensong
  • Introit: Craig Phillips “Morning Glory, Starlit Sky”
    Preces: Neswick
    Psalm 47, 48 Chant: John Davy/William Crotch
    Canticles: David Hogan Washington Service
    Anthem: Robert Powell “Benedictus es, Domine”
July 29, 2012
Choral Eucharist 9:30 AM
Matins 11:15 AM
Choral Evensong 6:30 PM
St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, England
July 30 to August 4, 2012 - 5:15 PM
Choral Evensong
Bristol Cathedral, Bristol, England