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.