The 13th Renaissance Choral Evensong at St Paul’s
The 13th Choral Evensong will take place on Sunday 1st April 2018
Preces • William Byrd (1538–1623)
Respons • Thomas Tallis (c. 1505–1585)
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis • Byrd; John Merbecke (c. 1510 – c. 1585)
Psalm :: 114 • Byrd; Edward Blanks (fl. ca. 1600)
Anthem :: Christ rising again • Thomas Tomkins (1572–1656)
Sung by the Collegium & Cappella Sancti Pauli under the direction of Iason Marmaras,
leading the Worship Revd. Canon Leonard Doolan
The Renaissance Choral Evensong services at St Paul’s are organised jointly by the Schola Cantorum Sancti Pauli, the Athens Centre for Early Music, and St Paul’s Anglican Church.
Under the direction of its musical director Iason Marmaras, the Schola’s renaissance choir, Cappella, as well as the students of the Collegium, sing a series of Choral Evensong services that aim to revive the musical and liturgical practice at Anglican Cathedrals and Chapels during the Renaissance, but also the experience that musicians had of this music at those times, looking at compositions as functional parts of the liturgy, rather than as building blocks for concerts.