The daily office sung by our choir as it might be “in quires and places where they sing.” The recitation of the daily offices of matins and vespers mark time, and thereby sanctify it. So too, does this daily offering of Evensong in Holy Week mark Jesus’ inexorable progress toward the Cross. A simple service centred around the psalms sung to ancient melodies.
2023 marks the 400th anniversary of English Renaissance composer William Byrd’s death. On Monday and Tuesday, we hear his sorrowful meditations on poetry from Isaiah prophesying the destruction and desolation of Jerusalem.
On Wednesday, Choral Evensong will be sung by the Young Choristers.