Choral Evensong

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Sunday 12 November 3pm

Choral Evensong for UK Disability History Month with an acknowledgement of Rememberance Sunday.

Traditional sung Book of Common Prayer service with our Music Scholars and Lay Singers.


  • Choral Evensong services 2023 – Services are held on the second Sunday of the month at 3pm*

    Sunday 12 November (Disability History Month), Sunday 10 December (Advent)

  • Introit: O Virtus Sapientiae (Hildegard of Bingen)

    Responses: Bernard Rose

    Psalm 66 (Elizabeth Roe in G), Psalm 67 (Beethoven)

    Canticles: John Stainer in B flat

    Anthem: To My Humble Supplication (Gustav Holst)


    How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings Fair (words: John Milton)

    Praise The Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him (words J Edward Osier; music Ode To Joy (Beethoven))

    Louis Vierne Organ Voluntaries: Claire De Lune and Carillon De Westminster (tbc)


    Hildegard was Neurodiverse and suffered from debilitating headaches throughout her life

    Beethoven became deaf in his early 30s

    Gustav Holst had poor eyesight and weak chest functions; also suffered from neuritis and he had shaky hands which meant he was barred from attending a prestigious music conservatoire

    John Stainer was visually impaired

    Vierne was blind

    John Milton was blind

    Bernard Rose saw active service in World War 2 and was a prisoner of war in Lower Saxony

    Choral Evensong is celebrated at St James’s on the second Sunday of the month at 3pm using the 1662 BCP (Book of Common Prayer, in Church and on YouTube.