vasari singers services at durham cathedral

19-21 april 2013 Vasari Singers visit Durham Cathedral

Visiting the UK’s Cathedrals to sing services is a core part of the Vasari Singers ethos, (read about our evensong mission) and the choir is delighted to be invited to visit Durham Cathedral for the first time to sing the weekend of Anglican Cathedral services.

For this April trip, the choir will bring a wide and varied repertoire featuring familiar works across 400 years and large array of contemporary music, including two World Premieres  and the Mass setting that won the  Liturgical prize in the 2012 British Composer Awards

The music list and service timings are detailed below. The choir would be delighted to see our friends in the congregation.

Friday 19 April – Evensong – 5.15pm
Responses:                         Herbert Howells 
Psalm:                                   101
Canticles:                            Will Todd: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Op.8
Anthem:                               Daniel Burges: Open to me the gates of righteousness (World Premiere)

Saturday 20 April – Evensong – 5.15pm
Responses:                         Herbert Howells
Psalm:                                   104 (omit 14-23)
Canticles:                             Thomas Weelkes: Ninth Service
Anthem:                              John Sheppard: Sacris solemniis

Sunday 21 April – Matins – 10.00am
Responses:                         Herbert Howells
Psalm:                                   113, 114
Canticles:                             Jeremy Filsell: The Windsor Service (Te Deum & Jubilate) (2001
Anthem:                              Cecilia McDowall: The Lord is Good
(Runner-up in the Liturgical section of the British Composer Awards, 2012)

Sunday 21 April – Sung Eucharist – 11.15am
Mass:                                    Francis Grier: Missa brevis (Gloria, Sanctus/Benedictus, Agnus Dei)
                                                (Winner of the Liturgical section of the British Composer Awards, 2012)                                 
Anthem:                              David Briggs: Pange lingua gloriosi (Vasari Singers’ commission, World Premiere)

Sunday 21 April – Evensong – 3.30pm
Responses:                         Herbert Howells
Psalm:                                   146
Canticles:                             Charles Wood in F (Coll. Reg.)
Anthem:                              Henry Balfour Gardiner: Evening Hymn


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