2022 Tour

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Although our dates for this summer are known (14–21 August 2022), we have no tour details to share with you at this stage. Please check back in a few months when we hope to have some idea of the churches we might visit. In the meantime, this is what we managed in 2021, in between waves of Covid restrictions!

Our scheduled dates for 2021 were originally 11–18 July, with services of Choral Evensong in five different churches including Milton Abbey. 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; Milton Abbey proved unable to accommodate the revised dates, so this was our revised 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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