Choral Evensong with Prelude Organ Recital

Event details

  • Sunday | November 4, 2018
  • 5:00 pm
  • St. Paul's Nave

On Sunday, November 4, at 5 p.m., the Senior Choir will lead choral evensong for the Octave of All Saints. The music will include Herbert Sumsion’s “Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A”  and a moving arrangement of the spiritual, “Deep River” by Norman Luboff.  Sumsion was a native of Gloucester, and began his musical life as a chorister in the cathedral, a place he would return as an adult to take over the position of Organist in 1928. His A-major Service shares a close kinship with the music of Vaughan Williams, who was also a close friend.

The service will be preceded at 4 p.m. by an organ recital by Karel Paukert, who will perform works by J.S. Bach and his son C.P.E. Bach. In observance of the festive day of All Saints and All Souls, he will also perform Requiescat in pace by Leo Sowerby and Vision of the Eternal Church by Olivier Messiaen.