Radio 3’s Choral Evensong to be broadcast from Ely Cathedral
On Wednesday 30th January BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong will be broadcast live from Ely Cathedral.
The music will be performed by the Cathedral Choir consisting of the boy choristers and the lower voices and conducted by Paul Trepte, Director of Music at Ely Cathedral. Edmund Aldhouse, the Assistant Organist, will accompany the Choir on the Cathedral’s famous 1908 Harrison & Harrison organ.
The service will include music by Donald Hunt, former organist at Worcester Cathedral, who died last year. This will be particularly poignant for Paul Trepte who had worked under the composer and musician at Worcester and who will be conducting this live broadcast of choral evensong from Ely for the last time as he steps down as Director of Music in the Spring. Paul adds “It is always an honour to be invited to host Radio 3’s Choral Evensong which reaches a global audience and is a great ambassador for choral music around the world. The music chosen for the broadcast is both inspiring and beautiful and it promises to be a wonderful service”.
Everyone is welcome to attend but we request that the congregation must be seated by 3.10pm. The service will be broadcast live at 3.30pm on BBC Radio 3 and repeated at 4.00pm on Sunday 3rd February.
Order of Service:
Introit: Lux (Ola Gjeilo)
Responses: (Philip Moore)
Psalms 147, 148 (Murrill, Bairstow)
First Lesson: Nehemiah 2 vv.1-10
Office hymn: See how the age-long promise of a Saviour (Iste Confessor)
Canticles: The Second Service (Hunt)
Second Lesson: Romans 12 vv.1-8
Anthem: Vast Ocean of Light (Dove)
Voluntary: Te Deum (Demessieux)