BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong with RSCM Millennium Youth Choir


Wednesday 29 October at 3.30pm, BBC Radio 3 repeated on Sunday 2nd November at 3pm 

The music was chosen on an All Saints’ theme, with particular connections to Gloucester and the choir itself. The ‘Gloucester Service’ canticles were written especially by the broadcast by Millennium Youth Choir singer and Assistant Conductor Owain Park, and the Responses are by another member of the choir, Kerensa Briggs. A recent graduate of Bristol University, Kerensa is the daughter of David Briggs who is a former Organist of Gloucester Cathedral. The anthem We love the place, O God was written by Herbert Sumsion, who was also Organist of Gloucester Cathedral, but the piece was actually written for the choir of Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church in Bristol where David is now Director of Music. The final hymn is David Ogden’s arrangement of Vaughan Williams’ Sine nomine setting of For all the saints, which David wrote originally for the Millennium Youth Choir to sing on a BBC Songs of Praise programme in 2009. Daniel Moult’s thrilling and virtuosic organ voluntary was written for him by Ronald Corp.

The music list is as follows:

Introit: Holy is the true light (Harris)
Responses:  Kerensa Briggs
Psalms 148, 150 (Stanford)
First lesson:  Isaiah 65.17-25
Canticles: Gloucester Service (Owain Park)
Second lesson:  Hebrews 11.32-12.2
Anthems:  We love the place, O God (Sumsion)
Justorum animae (Stanford)
Hymn:  For all the saints (Sine nomine, arr David Ogden)
Organ Voluntary:  Festivo (Ronald Corp)

David Ogden (Director of Music)
Daniel Moult (Organist)