5.00pm Choral Evensong for 900 years of the City of Utrecht
9 October 2022
A wonderful English traditional service which this month celebrates 900 years of the City of Utrecht.
The music reflects the past 900 years of Christian worship in song.
Procession: O pastor animarum Hildergard (plainsong) - 12/13th cent.
Introit: Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts (Purcell) - 17th century
Opening hymn: 487 Jesus, good above all other - 14th century
Psalm 47: Fr. Elbers - 21st century
Preces/responses In A: John Reading -18th century
Office hymn 367: All glory be to God on high - 15th century
Canticles Murrill in E - 20th century
Anthem: Ave verum W. Byrd - 16th century
Closing hymn: 514 Lord, the church on earth is seeking - 19th century
Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep.
For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.