Category Archives: Evensong

It’s Claire J. Hodge Day!

At tonight’s Homecoming Evensong, Canon Musician Ben Lane read a proclamation from Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer proclaiming today — June 1, 2014 — as Claire J. Hodge Day in the City of Orlando, to honor her nearly 16 years of … Continue reading

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Song of the Beloved

Song of the Beloved from Orlando Deanery Choirs on Vimeo. One of our favorite songs to sing is the anthem “Song of the Beloved” by our own Benjamin Lane. The text is based on a beautiful poem by St. Teresa … Continue reading

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We’re Done!

We’re done! After more than two weeks of rehearsals and services in London and here in Oxford, we finished up our tour tonight by singing Evensong to a congregation of more than 200. We took this picture as the choristers … Continue reading

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Audio Recording: Saturday Evensong

We had nearly 100 people in attendance tonight at our Evensong service at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford. Here are five recorded clips from the service:

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Saturday Evensong Photos

We just wrapped up a two-hour rehearsal for tonight’s Evensong, and to review the music we’ll be singing at three services tomorrow at Christ Church Cathedral. The choristers have become quite the celebrities here at Christ Church. During rehearsals, hundreds … Continue reading

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Friday Evensong Photos

Here are a few photos from tonight’s Evensong. Tonight’s service featured responses by Benjamin Lane, canticles by Hogan, and the anthem “Sing to the Lord a New Song” by Orlando composer Robert Kerr.

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Audio Recording: Simple Gifts

Here’s a recording of Donald Moore’s “Simple Gifts” which combines the traditional Shaker tune “Simple Gifts” with Pachelbel’s Canon in D, performed by the choirs at last night’s Evensong service at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford.

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Wednesday Evensong

We sang our second Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford tonight, with about 100 people in attendance. Tonight’s service featured responses by Benjamin Lane, canticles by Orlando composer Peter Mathews, and the anthem “Simple Gifts,” arranged by Donald Moore. … Continue reading

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Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral

We sang our first Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford tonight, with more than 200 people in attendance. Unlike the electric lamps we used at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, the choir stalls in Christ Church Cathedral are lit … Continue reading

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Audio Recording: Come, Let Us Sing To the Lord

Here’s “Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord” by Steven Rickards, sung as the anthem by the Orlando Deanery Choirs during Evensong on August 18, 2012 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

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Evensong Rehearsal and Service Photos

We sang a beautiful Evensong tonight in St. Paul’s Cathedral, featuring canticles by Orlando composer Andrew Walker and “Song of the Beloved” by our own Benjamin Lane as our anthem. Immediately after tonight’s service, we received a very nice compliment … Continue reading

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Magnificat

Here is the Magnificat from tonight’s Evensong at St. Paul’s, written by David Hogan. The Magnificat (Latin: [My soul] magnifies) — also known as the Song of Mary or the Canticle of Mary — is a canticle frequently sung (or … Continue reading

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Evensong Photos – Day 2

Here are a few photos from today’s rehearsal and Evensong at St. Paul’s Cathedral, our second service of the week.

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Eastertide Solemn Evensong

Our Eastertide Solemn Evensong at the Cathedral on Sunday evening was a rousing success! Several new musical settings and anthems were introduced by the choir, including Canon Benjamin Lane’s beautiful setting of a poem by St. Teresa of Avila, Song … Continue reading

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Chili, and Chocolate, and Choristers! Oh, My!

This Sunday, April 29, the Orlando Deanery Boychoir and Orlando Deanery Girls Choir have a special evening planned at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in downtown Orlando. We’ll kick things off at 5 p.m. with a mouthwatering chili cookoff in the … Continue reading

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Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Annunciation

The Orlando Deanery Boychoir and Girls Choir will offer Choral Evensong this afternoon to mark the Feast of the Annunciation. The service will begin at 5 pm at St. George Anglican Cathedral, 5646 SE 28th Street, in Ocala. This traditional Anglican service will feature … Continue reading

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Photos, Video from Lenten Evensong

Here are a few photos and a video from last Sunday’s Lenten Evensong and rehearsal at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in downtown Orlando.

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Lenten Evensong Set for March 11

The Orlando Deanery Boychoir and Girls Choir will present Lenten Evensong at 6pm on Sunday, March 11 at the Cathedral. The service will feature anthems, canticles, hymns, readings and prayers. Evensong is a choral liturgy in use in the Anglican Church and celebrated in … Continue reading

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