Howells Requiem - Evensong

Saturday, 15 June 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
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The Choir of St John's sings Howells' seminal work - Requiem - in its entirety at a service of Evensong in St John's College Chapel. Join us on 15 June to experience one of the most important choral works of the 20th century.

Responses and Preces: Lloyd (Set 2)
Psalm 78 vv. 1–17 (Oakley)
Antiphon: Benedictus es
Sumsion in G
Howells: Requiem
   i. Salvator mundi
   ii. Psalm 23
   iii. Requiem aeternam I
   iv. Psalm 121
   v. Requiem aeternam II
   vi. I heard a voice from heaven

Hymn 440 (omit vv. 4, 5)
Voluntary: Howells Psalm Prelude (Set 1, no. 3)

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St John's College Chapel
St John's Street
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  • Responses: Tomkins (Peterhouse)
  • Psalm 109 (omit vv. 5-19) (Barnby, Hylton Stewart)
  • Stanford in B flat
  • MacMillan: O give thanks unto the Lord
  • Hymns 341, 461 (tune: Corvedale)
  • Preacher: Professor Deborah Howard - Professors Professing: The Human search for God - Architecture
  • Voluntary: Allegro Maestoso (Sonata in G) - Elgar

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