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November 2017

Choral Evensong – Music from York Minster

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 West Roosevelt St.
Phoeinx, AZ 85003 United States
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Choral evensong is the evening service of the Anglican Church and the choir sings much of the service by itself. There has been a tradition of choral singing at York Minster, in England, for a millennium or more. In 2019, the Trinity Cathedral Choir will add their voices to this revered space when they take up residency at York for a week in July. As a preview of the residency, our first Choral Evensong will feature works by musicians who served…

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Messiah Sing V

November 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 West Roosevelt St.
Phoeinx, AZ 85003 United States
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For the first performance of Handel’s Messiah in 1742, advertisements requested that Ladies attend 'without Hoops,'and that 'Gentlemen are desired to come without their swords' to increase the capacity of the hall. Handel’s performance became an instant masterpiece and to this day remains a Music at Trinity seasonal favorite. Throughout the world audiences have sat enthralled by the majestic choruses, and moving solos of this wonderful oratorio. Add your voice to our annual sing-along concert, now in its fifth season!…

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December 2017

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmastide

December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 West Roosevelt St.
Phoeinx, AZ 85003 United States
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This beloved Christmastide service and standing-room-only Trinity Cathedral tradition began in 1918 at King’s College, Cambridge. Nine lessons are read by young and old alike, and the congregation and community are interwoven through the singing of carols by both choir and congregation. Featured works by Bednall, Darke, Chilcote, Willcox and others. The seasonal merriment begins with a harp prelude and guests are invited to a traditional Wassail reception immediately following the service. Paula Provo, principal harpist for the Phoenix Symphony…

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February 2018

Choral Evensong – Lent II

February 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 West Roosevelt St.
Phoeinx, AZ 85003 United States
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The second Choral Evensong is offered during the penitential season of Lent. Music for this service includes the Second Service of Orlando Gibbons, organist to the Chapel Royal and Westminster Abbey, and the Preces and Responses of William Smith, a minor canon at Durham Cathedral in the early 17th century and a near contemporary of Gibbons. The anthem will be “It is a Thing Most Wonderful,” written by Philip Moore for Wakefield Cathedral in 1989.

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April 2018

Choral Evensong – Easter IV

April 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 West Roosevelt St.
Phoeinx, AZ 85003 United States
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The final Choral Evensong is offered during the season of Easter and will feature works of twentieth century English composers. The canticle setting will be the “St. Paul’s Service” of Herbert Howells, written for the St. Pauls Cathedral (London) in 1951. The setting of the Preces and Responses is by Henry Clucus, written for the choir of King’s College Cambridge in 1964. Edgar Bainton’s most notable work, And I saw a New Heaven, rounds out the service music offerings.

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