Music List

Details of the choral music to be sung at forthcoming services can be found below.

For details of music performed at previous services see our archive.


Wednesday 24th July 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
6.00pm - Choral Evensong

Service sung by Sherborne Choral Course

Choral director: John Rutter CBE 

Introit: Byrd, Siderum Rector

Responses: Smith

Psalm 84 Havergal
Canticles: Howells Gloucester Servicea

Anthem:Balfour Gardiner, Evening Hymn

Hymn: Light’s abode, celestial Salem (401)


Thursday 25th July 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
6.00pm - Choral Evensong

Service sung by Sherborne Choral Course

Choral director: James Henderson

Responses: Morley

Psalm 119: 89-104 Attwood, Skeats

Canticles: Tomkins Fifth Service

Anthem: Haydn, The heavens are telling

Hymn: All my hope on God is founded (333)


Friday 26th July 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
6.00pm - Choral Evensong

Service sung by Sherborne Choral Course

Choral director: Bob Chilcott

Responses: Smith

Psalm 119: 161-176 Foster, Elvey

Canticles: Stanford in A

Anthem: Chilcott, Thou knowest Lord

Hymn: How shall I sing that majesty (373)


Saturday 27th July 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
6.00pm - Choral Evensong

Service sung by Sherborne Choral Course

Choral director: James Henderson 

Introit: Tallis, If ye love me

Responses: Smith

Psalms 130 & 131 Parratt, Monk

Canticles: Dyson in D

Anthem: Elgar, Give unto the Lord

Hymn: O praise ye the Lord (427)


Sunday 28th July 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
9.30am - Parish Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Service sung by Sherborne Choral Course

Setting: Mass for Four Voices (Byrd)

Motets: Ave verum (Byrd)

If ye love me (Tallis)

Hymns: 338, 499, 271, 436


Saturday 10th August 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
5.30pm - Choral Evensong

Service sung by Royal Memorial Chapel Choir