Singing at Winchester Cathedral next weekend

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We’ll be singing the services at Winchester on Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th October. We’ve just had the second of our rehearsals and the music is all sounding lovely. As well as plenty of English music in the fine Anglican tradition (Sumsion in G, Howells’ Jubilate etc) we’re enjoying learning a new piece for us, Jonathan Dove’s ‘Seek Him that Maketh the Seven Stars’ – beautiful and ‘moderately challenging’, as it says on the back of the score!

We’ll also be singing Andrew Carter’s ‘Wakefield Service’ which we sang at Westminster Abbey a few years ago. Another wonderful 20th century piece, one that doesn’t get a lot of outings, for some reason. Also we’ll of course have Nick’s responses and some lovely psalm chants. I think we do a good job of the psalms, and we always sing some of them a cappella which I think adds to the mystery.

It’s great to have our organist Clive Osgood with us too!

Saturday 29th October, 5.30pm Evensong:

Responses: Houghton (throughout the weekend)
Canticles: Sumsion in G
Anthem: Weelkes, When David heard (hear a snippet of us singing this here)

Sunday 30th October

9.45am Mattins:

Jubilate: Howells, Collegium Regale
Anthem: Victoria, O quam gloriosum

11am Sung Eucharist:

Setting: Darke in F
Motet: Bairstow, Let all mortal flesh keep silence

3.30pm Evensong:

Canticles: Carter, Wakefield Service
Anthem: Dove, Seek him that maketh the seven stars

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