Holy Week and Easter 2022

Holy Week and Easter 2022


Details for services and events in the lead up to Easter are listed below.

For full details, please refer to the monthly Services and Music List.

 

Palm Sunday, 10 April

10.30am Cathedral Eucharist (Vicars Choral)
including Byrd Mass for three voices and a setting of the St Matthew
Passion by Victoria.
3.00pm ‘Hosanna!’ – A sequence of music and readings for Holy Week (The Great Choir)
Including works by Byrd, Lotti, Finzi, Ireland, and Barnaby Martin
Admission: free; retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

Monday of Holy Week, 11 April

12.30pm Midday Office and Address (Lady Chapel)
5.15pm Evensong (Decani Vicars Choral)
including the first part of Tallis Lamentationes Jeremiae prophetae

Tuesday of Holy Week, 12 April

10.00am Diocesan Eucharist with Blessing of Oils
Preacher: The Rt Revd Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton and Acting Bishop of Bath and Wells
12.30pm Midday Office and Address (Lady Chapel)
5.15pm Evensong (Cantoris Vicars Choral)
including the second part of Tallis Lamentationes Jeremiae prophetae
7.00pm Holy Week Organ Meditation
Dupré Symphonie-Passion, Op. 23
Alexander Hamilton, Assistant Director of Music, Wells Cathedral

Wednesday of Holy Week, 13 April

12.30pm Midday Office and Address (Lady Chapel)
5.15pm Evensong (Vicars Choral)
including Stuart Beer The Lamentations of Jeremiah

Maundy Thursday, 14 April

12.30pm Midday Office and Address (Lady Chapel)
7.30pm Eucharist of the Last Supper with Watch (Senior Choristers and Vicars Choral)
including Joubert Missa Wellensis and Duruflé Ubi Caritas et amor and Tantum ergo sacramentum

Good Friday, 15 April

12.00pm Three Hours Devotion (final hour with The Great Choir)
including Walton A Litany, John VI of Portugal Crux fidelis, and Sanders The Reproaches
Preacher: The Revd Justin White, Senior Provost, Woodard Corporation
7.30pm CONCERT: Bath Camerata – Music for Good Friday
Bath Camerata perform Nystedt Prayers of Kierkegaard alongside works by Gesualdo, Vittoria, Lassus, Howells, and Vaughan Williams
Admission: free; retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music

Easter Eve, Saturday 16 April

9.00pm Easter Vigil with Lighting of the Easter Fire (Schola Cantorum and Vicars Choral)
with music by Beer, Ešenvalds, Stanford, and Tippett

Easter Day, Sunday 17 April

8.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
9.30am Cathedral Eucharist (The Great Choir)
including Briggs Truro Eucharist and Byrd Haec dies
11.30am Choral Matins (The Great Choir)
including Stanford Te Deum and Benedictus in C
and Hadley My beloved spake
3.00pm Choral Evensong (The Great Choir)
including the Howells Gloucester Service and Widor Surrexit a mortuis

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Sunday 22nd May: The Cathedral will be holding a special service of Thanksgiving for the Platinum Jubilee at 3pm to which all are warmly invited. There will be restricted access to visitors from 1.30pm, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.