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Wednesday 10 February 2021 3.30pm

Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3

We’re thrilled to be broadcasting Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3 this week, with a socially-distanced service recorded in November.
 
Graham Ross conducts us in Undine Smith Moore’s ‘We shall walk through the valley in peace’, Herbert Howells’s rarely-performed St Augustine’s Service, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s ‘By the waters of Babylon’, and his own hymn arrangement of ‘Abide with me’. Psalms 53 and 54 are sung to chants by Stanford and Barnby, and the service closes with Junior Organ Scholar Sam Jones playing Howells’ ‘Paean’. The service will be broadcast tomorrow (Wednesday) at 3.30pm UK time, repeated on Sunday at 3pm, and available for 30 days after on BBC Sounds. 
It means a huge amount to all of us to have been able to record this together in the midst of all the current challenges. We hope you enjoy this wonderful music and our performances. 
 
 
From the Chapel of Clare College, Cambridge.
 
Introit: We shall walk through the valley in peace (Trad. spiritual, arr. Undine Smith Moore)
Responses: Rose
Psalms 53, 54 (Stanford, Barnby)
First Lesson: Isaiah 52 v.13 – 53 v.6
Canticles: St Augustine’s Service (Howells)
Second Lesson: Romans 15 vv.14-21
Anthem: By the waters of Babylon (Coleridge-Taylor)
Hymn: Abide with me (Eventide, arr. Graham Ross)
Voluntary: Paean (Howells)
 
Graham Ross (Director of Music)
George Gillow (Sir William McKie Senior Organ Scholar)
Samuel Jones (Junior Organ Scholar)
Recorded 26 November 2020.
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Next Chapel Service

Friday 5 March
ClareCast, 5pm
 
Livestreamed via our YouTube:
 
 
Words, readings and music from the Chapel community and Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, including the 'Nunc dimittis' by Clare alumnus William Denis Browne.
 
Revd Dr Mark Smith - Dean
Graham Ross - Director of Music 
 
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