2024 Tour


For our 2023 tour we were blessed with larger congregations than ever before. The churches we will visit this coming summer (6–10 August 2024) are shown below, with details of the music to be sung. Everyone is welcome to join the congregation for our services, which begin at 6 pm (18:00 hours) each day.

After evensong at Wimborne Minster on Saturday 10 August, there will be a presentation to the winners of our Composition Competition.

Tuesday 6 August, St Mary, Stalbridge
Introit – Surely the Lord is in this place (Burnell)
Canticles – Evening Service in G (Gray)
Anthem – There is a land of pure delight (Ives)

Wednesday 7 August: St Mary the Virgin, Swanage
Introit – My beloved is mine (Lole)
Canticles – Evening Service in B flat (Stanford)
Anthem – Light of the world (Elgar)

Thursday 8 August: Gussage All Saints
Introit – Out of the deep (Aldrich)
Canticles – Evening Service in B flat (H. Purcell)
Anthem –  Lord, let me know mine end (Greene)

Friday 9 August: St John the Baptist, Symondsbury
Introit – Hosanna to the Son of David (Weelkes)
Canticles – Third Fauxbourdon Service (Jackman)
Anthem –  Ave Maria (Parsons)

Saturday 10 August: Minster Church of St Cuthburga, Wimborne
Introit – Te lucis ante terminum* (Sturt)
Canticles – Marlborough Canticles (Goodall)
Anthem – Hail, gladdening light* (Harris)

∗First performance of the winning works in our Composition Competition.

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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