2021 Tour

Another landscape photo

Along with most other summer schools, concerts and choral services, we were prevented by the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic from making music last summer. We were to have celebrated our 30th anniversary but, instead of a joyful five-day summer tour, we managed to sing a single, socially distanced service on 1 November (All Saints’ Day) at Wimborne Minster. This was live-streamed from the Minster, and you can watch the service here.

Update. Our scheduled dates for 2021 were originally 11–18 July, with services of Choral Evensong as in the list below, including  main musical items. However, the extension to the current COVID-19 lockdown obliged us to go back to the drawing board and rearrange the tour for a week in August. Here is the new itinerary:

Tuesday 10 August: S. Mary, Puddletown
Introit – O most merciful (Ernest Bullock)
Canticles – in F Collegium Regale (Charles Wood)
Anthem – O praise God in his holiness (Charles Macpherson)

Wednesday 11 August: S. Mary, Sturminster Newton
Introit – Wash me throughly (S. S. Wesley)
Canticles – Wells Service (Malcolm Archer) in F Collegium Regale (Charles Wood)
Anthem – Like as the hart (Herbert Howells)

Thursday 12 August: Wimborne Minster
Introit – Thou visitest the earth (Maurice Greene)
Canticles – in E minor (Daniel Purcell)
Anthem – Salvator mundi (John Blow)

Friday 13 August: S. Mary & S. Bartholomew, Cranborne
Introit – Hail, gladdening light! (Charles Wood)
Canticles – Fauxbourdon Service I (Jeremy Jackman)
Anthem – Ne irascaris, Domine (William Byrd)

Saturday 14 August: Wimborne Minster
Introit – My beloved spake (Patrick Hadley)
Canticles – Evening Canticles (Rachel Portman)
Anthem – In laudationem Cuthbergae (Jeremy Jackman)

With psalms, readings, hymns and prayers for the day.

Join us for the beautiful, meditative service of Choral Evensong:
Ancient words – Prayers for today – Timeless music 

Click here for a list of churches where we have sung Choral Evensong since 1991

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