Simon Jacobs - Director          Joseph Ripka - Organist

2012-2013 Season Schedule

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

September 23, 2012 - 5:00 PM
Choral Evensong
Pequot Chapel, New London, CT |Directions|
  • Introit: Ned Rorem – Sing, my soul, his wondrous love
    Preces: Bruce Neswick
    Psalm 34, Benedicam Domino chant: Thomas Norris
    Canticles: David Hogan “Washington”
    Anthem: Robert J. Powell – Benedictus es, Domine
|Program Notes|
October 28, 2012 - 5:00 PM
Choral Evensong Cancelled as a result of inclement weather
  • Introit: Charles Wood Hail, Gladdening Light
    Preces: Rob Lehman
    Psalm 84, Benedic anima mea! chant: John Randall
    Canticles: Herbert Howells in b minor
    Anthem: John Rutter “The Lord is My Light and My Salvation”
December 9, 2012 - 5:00 PM
A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent
|A History of The Service of Lessons and Carols|
  • Introit: Thomas Ravenscroft - "Remember O Thou Man"
  • 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:Peter Warlock “Adam lay ybounden”
  • Second Lesson - Book of Isaiah
      The Prophet proclaims good news to a people in exile.
    • Carol: Tomas Luis de Victoria O magnum mysterium
  • Third Lesson - Book of Jeremiah
      The Lord promises to send his people a righteous King.
    • Congregational Carol
  • Fourth Lesson - Book of Isaiah
      The Prophet foretells the glory of the kingdom of God.
    • Carol: John Gardner “Tomorrow shall be my dancing day”
  • Fifth Lesson - Book of Isaiah
      God promises that a child shall be conceived who will be known as ‘God with Us’.
    • Carol: Peter Niedmann: Unto Us a Child is Born *
  • Sixth Lesson - St. Luke
      The Angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary.
    • Carol: Arnold Bax “I sing of a maiden”
    • 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: Hans Leo Hassler Verbum caro factum est
    • Congregational Carol: "Lo! He comes with clouds descending”

* World premiere of a new carol especially commissioned by The Anglican Singers
|Program Notes|

February 3, 2013 - 5:00 PM
Choral Evensong
  • Introit: Leo Sowerby Eternal Light
    Preces: Thomas Tomkins
    Psalm 84, Quam dilecta! chant: C.H.H. Parry
    Canticles: George Dyson in D
    Anthem: Sowerby “Now there lightens upon us”
|Program Notes|
March 3, 2013 - 5:00 PM
Choral Evensong
  • Intoit: William Byrd Miserere mei, Deus
    Preces: Byrd
    Psalm 34, chant: John Goss
    Canticles: Byrd Second Service
    Anthem: Thomas Tallis Salvator mundi
|Program Notes|
April 28, 2013 - 5:00 PM 
Choral EvensonG and Benediction
Christ Church, New Haven CT
  • Introit: Charles Wood Hail gladdening light
    Preces: Robert W. Lehman
    Psalm 8, Domine, Dominus noster  chant: George Thalben-Ball
    Psalm 84, Quam dilecta! chant: C.H.H. Parry
    Canticles: Herbert Brewer in D
    Anthem: Gerald Finzi God is gone up
    Benediction: Marcel Dupré O Salutaris hostia
|Program Notes|
May 12, 2013 - 5:00 PM 
Choral Evensong
  • Introit: Peter Phillips Ascendit Deus
    Preces: Neswick
    Psalm 46, Deus noster refugium  chant: John Fenstermaker
    Canticles: Howells in b minor
    Anthem: Gerald Finzi God is gone up
|Program Notes|
June 8, 2013 -9:30 AM 
Rabbi Carl Astor Retirement Service
Temple Beth El, New London, CT
  • Guest Choir
June 30, 2013 - 5:00 PM 
Choral Evensong
Watch Hill Chapel, Watch Hill, RI
  • Guest choir