Reformation Evensongs

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Temporary closure of Stone and Golden Galleries
7:30am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
12:30pm Eucharist
4:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm Choral Evensong

Reformation Evensongs

As well as being a revolution of ideas, the Reformation saw huge changes to the music of the Church, with new music written by composers whose work remains alive in worship to this day - the likes of William Byrd and Thomas Tallis.

This series of Choral Evensongs across every Sunday in October will explore the music of the Reformation, sung by the St Paul's Cathedral Choir, with sermons looking in more detail about the Reformation and focusing a particular English monarch.

As with every service at St Paul's, there is no charge.

Sunday 1 October
3.15pm Magnificat | Cornysh
Nunc dimittis | Plainsong
Ave Maria | Cornysh

Preacher: Andrew Carwood, Director of Music, on the Reformation and King Henry VII
Sunday 8 October
3.15pm Magnificat [a5], Nunc dimittis | Tallis
Christe Jesu pastor bone | Taverner

Preacher: TBC, on the Reformation and King Henry VIII
Sunday 15 October
3.15pm Evening service | Tye
A new commandment | Mundy
He that hath my commandments | Giles
If ye love me | Tallis

Preacher: The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor, on the Reformation and King Edward VI
Sunday 22 October
3.15pm Second service | Sheppard
Gaude, gaude, gaude | Sheppard

Preacher: The Reverend Canon Charlotte Methuen, University of Glasgow, on the Reformation and Queen Mary
Sunday 29 October
3.15pm Third service | Byrd
See, see the world is incarnate | Gibbons

Preacher: The Reverend Rosemary  Morton,
Minor Canon and Succentor, on the Reformation and Queen Elizabeth I