3 June: Trinity Sunday Sung Eucharist, 10am (Girls’ Choir) Halls: God the Holy TrinityWhitlock: Toccata (Plymouth Suite) Evensong, 6.30pm (Mens’ voices) Walker: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills 10 June: Second Sunday after Trinity Sung Eucharist, 10am Darke in F Oldroyd: Prayer to Jesus Choral Evensong, 6.30pm Vaughan Williams: Antiphon (Five Mystical Songs) 17 June: Third Sunday after Trinity Sung Eucharist, 10am Darke in F Oldroyd: Prayer to Jesus Choral Evensong and farewell to the Vicar, 6.30pm Fielding: Keep me as the apple Responses: Clucas Murrill in E Wood: O thou the central orb 24 May: Fourth Sunday after Trinity Sung Eucharist,More »

Sherborne Abbey’s fine organ – an 1856 Gray & Davidson instrument – underpinned an enjoyable and imposing Evensong, jointly sung by the Abbey Choirs of Sherborne and Romsey on Sunday 6 May. Played by Peter Bray, it provided a sonorous introduction to both Henry Balfour Gardiner’s Evening Hymn and the passage ‘And to be the glory’ in the Nunc Dimittis from Herbert Murrill’s Evening Service in E, not to mention a rousing concluding voluntary. The choirs were led by the Director of Music at Sherborne Abbey, Paul Ellis. He placed particular emphasis on dynamics and articulation in the unaccompanied parts of the service: the ResponsesMore »