A New Choral Season Begins

Daniel Hyde begins his tenure as Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue this week, directing the Gentlemen of the Choir in Choral Evensong services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The full choir will return on Sunday, September 11.

Below you’ll find repertoire for services on Tuesday September 6, Wednesday September 7, Thursday September 8, and Sunday September 11. All of these services will be webcast. You can find a complete list of upcoming webcast services here.

Tuesday, September 6

5:30pm Choral Evensong (sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir)

  • Introit: Hear the voice and prayer, Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)
  • Responses: Thomas Tallis
  • Psalm: 34
  • Service: in G, Herbert Sumsion (1899-1995)
  • Anthem: I will lift up mine eyes, Ernest Walker (1870-1949)

Wednesday, September 7

5:30pm Choral Evensong (sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir)

  • Introit: Hear the voice and prayer, Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)
  • Responses: Thomas Tallis
  • Psalm: 37:1-22
  • Magnificat: Magnificat primi toni, Francesco Suriano (1549-1621)
  • Nunc dimittis: Nunc dimittis tertii toni, Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
  • Anthem: In manus tuas (i), John Sheppard (c.1515-1559/60)

Thursday, September 8

5:30pm Choral Evensong (sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir)

  • Introit: Ave Maria, Johannes Ockeghem (c.1410-1497)
  • Responses: Thomas Tallis
  • Psalm: 113, 131
  • Service: in E, Charles Wood (1866-1926)
  • Anthem: Salve Regina, Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)

Sunday, September 11

11am Solemn Eucharist (sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys)

  • Service: in C, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
  • Psalm: 126
  • Anthems:
    • O for a closer walk with God, Charles Villiers Stanford
    • Ave verum corpus, Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    • Holy is the true light, William Harris (1883-1973)