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Digital Choral Evensong marking 75th Anniversary of VE Day

VE Day, Friday 8 May, marks 75 years since the end of war in Europe, a celebration of peace and hope for the future...

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Digital Choral Evensong marking 75th Anniversary of VE Day

Posted By : Anna Macham Saturday 2nd May 2020
VE Day, Friday 8 May, marks 75 years since the end of war in Europe, a celebration of peace and hope for the future after years of destruction.  On this day when the sounds of war fell silent, we will broadcast a special service of Choral Evensong at 1730 on the Cathedral’s Youtube channel, coming together virtually to pray for an end to conflict and to remember those who gave their lives, as well as to give thanks for the gift of peace.  The preacher is the Ven Alan Jeans, Archdeacon of Sarum, and the service contains readings and prayers as well musical items from recordings of the Cathedral Choir.
 
Preces (Ayleward)- Salisbury Cathedral Choir
Welcome and Introduction- Canon Anna Macham
Psalm 121- Salisbury Cathedral Choir
Reading: Isaiah 40:27-31- Lizzie Bowman
Poems: “Vergissmeinnicht” and “Hats, Demob Depot, York” read by Canon Robert Titley and “Now as then” Sonia Woolley
Magnificat (Alcock in A)- Salisbury Cathedral Choir
Reading: Romans 8:31-39- Colin Smith
Nunc dimittis (Alcock in A)- Salisbury Cathedral Choir
Creed 
Responses (Ayleward) including Lord’s Prayer- Salisbury Cathedral Choir
Collects- Canon Anna Macham
Anthem, Edward Elgar, “Light of the World”- Salisbury Cathedral Choir
Sermon- The Ven Alan Jeans, Archdeacon of Sarum
Act of Commitment and Intercessions- Canon Anna Macham
Hymn- “Dear Lord and Father of mankind”- Salisbury Cathedral Choir
Blessing- The Dean
The National Anthem- played by John Challenger on the Salisbury Cathedral School Chapel organ
Voluntary: Cesar Franck Pièce Heroïque 
 
Music: 
-Preces, Magnificat, Nunc, Responses, Lord’s Prayer, Responses and “Light of the World” , text: Edward Capel-Cure ; music:  Edward Elgar (1810-76), all from “Choral Evensong from Salisbury Cathedral” TRACK 3,7,911,12,13 up to 1 min 32- cut the rest,14 
-Psalm 121, from “The Complete Psalms of David Volume 9” TRACK 7
-“Dear Lord and Father of mankind,” text: John Whittier (1807-92); music: Repton, Hubert C Parry (1848-1918), from “Great Hymns from Salisbury” TRACK 7
All sung by the Choir of Salisbury Cathedral Choir directed by David Halls (with kind permission of Priory Records).  
Voluntary from “Cesar Franck: John Challenger plays the 1876 Father Willis Organ of Salisbury Cathedral,” recording by John Challenger.  TRACK 1
 
Material in this recording is taken from the Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England and Common Worship: Times and Seasons. © copyright The Archbishops’ Council 2000 and 2006. Photos by Ash Mills.