Music Archive

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

For details of music to be sung at forthcoming services see here.


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)


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)


Sunday 21st July 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
6.30pm - Sung Evensong

Officiant & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Service sung by SW Chamber Choir

Introit:  God so loved the world (John Stainer)

Responses:  Neil Fortin in G

Psalm: 81

Canticles:  Stanford in G

Anthem:  O how glorious is the kingdom (Basil Harwood)

Hymns: 368, 481 (462), 391

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

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Guntars Reboks

Service sung by SW Chamber Choir

Setting: A Minor Mass (Stephen Trahair)

Motet: Ave verum corpus (William Byrd)

Hymns: 486, 483 (77), 378, 393


Saturday 20th July 2019

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

Service sung by SW Chamber Choir

Introit:           Hear my prayer, O Lord (Henry Purcell)
Responses:  Ayleward in Bb
Psalm:            104 (v. 1 – 15)
Canticles:      Walmsley in D minor
Anthem:        Lord, let me know mine end (Maurice Green)
Hymn:            243


Sunday 14th July 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
6.30pm - Choral Evensong

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

Service sung by The Sherborne Singers

Responses: William Byrd

Psalm: 77

Canticles: Purcell in G minor

Anthem: Wash me throughly (SS Wesley)

Hymns: 339, 413