In Sacred Spaces
Choral Evensong (Christ Church Cathedral)
Monday 6 January 2020 at 6:00pm
 
 
  Date:  Monday 6 January 2020
  Time: 6.00pm
  Venue:  Christ Church Cathedral, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP
 
Tickets: This is an act of worship and admission is free, though you are encouraged to support the work of the Cathedral by giving generously in the collection. There will be a collection during one of the hymns sung in the service.
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The choir are delighted to have been invited to sing Choral Evensong on the Feast of the Epiphany, Monday 6 January 2020. Please note that the advertised service time is 6:00pm, but the service does not begin until 6:05pm because the Cathedral keeps old ‘Oxford’ time (i.e. five minute west of Greenwich).

The Responses and Canticles are taken from our Evensong repertoire, and the anthem, from William Crotch’s (1775-1847) oratorio Palestine, is especially appropriate for The Epiphany (the twelfth day of Christmas, when Christ was manifested to the Gentiles as represented by the Wise Men), and for Christ Church, where Crotch was organist:

The choir are also delighted to have been invited by The Revd Canon Nicholas Setterfield to sing the same same programme of music at our “home” church of St Matthew’s, Northampton. So if you are not able to join us in Oxford, why not come to St Matthew’s on Sunday 5 January 2020 at 5:30pm?
 
Lo! star-led chiefs Assyrian odours bring,
And bending Magi seek their infant King!
Marked ye, where, hovering o'er His head,
The dove's white wings celestial glory shed?

Programme:

Northampton Bach Choir
Organist
- Ivan Linford
Conductor - Lee Dunleavy

Dunleavy - Preces and Responses
Psalms 98 and 100
Smart - Evening Service in Bb
Crotch - Lo! star-led chiefs
Buxtehude - Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BuxWV 223
 

 
Image of Christ Church Cathedral and Dining Hall by Meraj Chhaya - www.flickr.com - CC BY 2.0