Saint Mark’s Music Series 2011–2012

Saint Mark's Choir at Worcester Cathedral in 2012Saint Mark’s maintains an active series of special services and concerts, including services of Choral Evensong and our annual Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols.

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Solemn Choral Evensong for the Feast of All Saints
Saint Mark’s Choir
Sunday, November 6, 2011, 4 p.m.
(Organ Voluntary begins at 3:45 p.m.)

Canticles by Orlando Gibbons
Responses by Richard Ayleward
Anthems by Tomás Luis de Victoria and Edgar Bainton

Choral Eucharist for the Feast of Christ the King
Saint Mark’s Choir
Sunday, November 20, 2011, 10 a.m.

Office of Holy Communion (Collegium Regale) by Herbert Howells
Anthems by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and John Goss

A Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols
Saint Mark’s Choir and Canterbury Choir
Sunday, December 4, 2011, 4 p.m.

Music by Malcolm Archer, Adrian Batten, George Frideric Handel, Jacob Handl, Gustav Holst, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and Conrad Susa

Holy Eucharist and Children’s Pageant for the Feast of the Nativity
Canterbury Choir
Saturday, December 24, 2011, 5 p.m.

Solemn Holy Eucharist for the Feast of the Nativity
Saint Mark’s Choir
Saturday, December 24, 2011, 11 p.m.
Preceded by Carols for Choir and Congregation at 10:30 p.m.

Music by Harold Darke, Giovanni Bernardino Nanino, Tomás Luis de Victoria, and Charles Wood

Concert: Choral Masterpieces of the English Renaissance
Cappella San Marco (Soloists of the Saint Mark’s Choir)
Sunday, February 19, 2012, 4 p.m.

Mass for Five Voices by William Byrd
Motets by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis

Choral Evensong for the Second Sunday of Lent
Saint Mark’s Choir
Sunday, March 4, 2012, 4 p.m.
(Organ Voluntary begins at 3:45 p.m.)

Canticles and Responses by Herbert Sumsion
Anthems by Johannes Brahms and John Stainer

Holy Week at Saint Mark’s
Palm Sunday: April 1, 2012, 10 a.m. (Saint Mark’s Choir and Canterbury Choir)
Maundy Thursday: April 5, 2012, 7:30 p.m. (Saint Mark’s Choir)
Good Friday: April 6, 2012, 7:30 p.m. (Saint Mark’s Choir)
Great Vigil of Easter: April 7, 2012, 7:30 p.m. (Saint Mark’s Choir)
Easter Sunday: April 8, 2012, 9 a.m. (Canterbury Choir)
Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, 11 a.m. (Saint Mark’s Choir)

Choral Evensong to Benefit Fred Drew
Saint Mark’s Choir
Sunday, May 6, 2012, 4 p.m.
(Organ Voluntary begins at 3:45 p.m.)

Canticles by David Hogan
Responses by Philip Radcliffe
Anthems by Richard Proulx and Charles Villiers Stanford

Choral Evensong and Celebration of Gary Garber’s Retirement
Canterbury Choir
Sunday, May 20, 2012, 4 p.m.
(Organ Voluntary begins at 3:50 p.m.)

Canticles by George Dyson
Anthems by Nancy Hill Cobb, Simon Lindley, and
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Choral Eucharist for the Feast of the Trinity
Saint Mark’s Choir
Sunday, June 3, 2012, 10 a.m.

Communion Service in E (Collegium Regale) by Harold Darke
O sacrum convivium by Thomas Tallis

Choral Evensong for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Saint Mark’s Choir
Sunday, July 1, 2012, 4 p.m.
(Organ Voluntary begins at 3:45 p.m.)

Canticles by Richard Ayleward
Responses by John Reading
Anthems by Anthony Piccolo and Samuel S. Wesley

Farewell Concert for Residency at Worcester Cathedral, England
Saint Mark’s Choir
Sunday, August 5, 2012, 4 p.m.