Choral Evensong sung by St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church, New Haven
Friday 27th July
17:15 - 18:15
Description:Choral Evensong is held in the Quire of Wells Cathedral and is sung by the Wells Cathedral Choir during term time. This is open to the public and all are welcome.
The Choir of St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church, New Haven is made up of volunteers and professional section leaders, with many members being affiliated with Yale University, as well as the surrounding community. Choristers range in age from 14 to 65, with varying levels of formal musical training. The choir’s repertoire is largely drawn from the rich tradition of Anglican choral music, spanning many centuries.
Substantial works performed in recent years include Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, Wood’s St. Mark Passion, Duruflé's Requiem, and Tallis’ Spem in alium (for 40 voices). The choir regularly collaborates with other Episcopal choirs in the New Haven area, and in recent years, has recorded two CDs.
The St. Thomas’s Choir has a continuing reputation for choral excellence, and has sung at Westminster Abbey, the Chapel Royal, Windsor Castle, Gloucester and Bristol Cathedrals; and at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City and Washington National Cathedral in the USA.