BBC Radio 3 broadcast of Ash Wednesday service

Posted on: 6 March 2019

The Choir processing in to St John’s College Chapel

The Ash Wednesday service in the Chapel of St John's was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 on 6 March 2019.

The service marks the start of Lent, and featured Byrd's 'Ne irascaris, Domine' as the anthem, with Weelke's Short Service. The Choir also performed Allegri's 'Miserere', without which no service on Ash Wednesday could be complete.

The broadcast is available to listen to online until early April.

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Responses: Byrd
Psalm 51: Miserere Mei, Deus (Allegri)
First Lesson: Isaiah 1 vv.10-18
Canticles: The Short Service (Weelkes)
Second Lesson: Luke 15 vv.11-32
Anthem: Ne irascaris, Domine (Byrd)
Voluntary: Prelude in E minor, BWV 548i (Bach)

Andrew Nethsingha (Director of Music)
James Anderson-Besant (Junior Organ Scholar)

 

 

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  • Responses and Preces: Leighton
  • Psalm 148 (Robinson)
  • Fayrfax: Magnificat Regale
  • Nunc Dimittis primi toni
  • Weir: Vertue
  • Hymns 383 (omit v. 3), 401 (omit v. 3)
  • Voluntary: J.S. Bach Fugue in E flat major (BWV 552ii)​
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