NEW St Lawrence Evensong Singers

We are delighted to be able to introduce a new choir at St Lawrence. The new St Lawrence Singers are co-directed by Messrs Joel Starkie and Jonty Ward, and is looking for new choir members to sing Evensong for four weeks starting from the week of the 22nd of May.

Building on St Lawrence's long choral tradition and established pattern of Evensong worship, the aim is for a musically ambitious student-led choir to sing Evensong every week during academic term time, and these four Evensongs are a pilot for this.

The choir will welcome anyone (irrespective of age or experience) keen to sing in a choir concentrating on excellence in liturgical choral music by composers Howells, Stanford, Bairstow, Lotti and Byrd. The draft musical programme (except for the psalm chants and hymns) is given below.

Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 19:30-21:30 ; and for an hour before 18:00 evensong on Sunday. If you are interested, please email Joel at so he can provide more information and ask a few questions about previous experience.

The choir are especially keen to look for tenors, but depending on the interest will accept as many requests as possible that doesn't disrupt balance too much!

Sunday 28th May (University of York week 6):
Responses: Radcliffe
Canticles: Wood in Eb
Anthem: Wash Me Throughly (Wesley)
Naylor's final responses

Sunday 4th June (University of York week 7):
Responses: Radcliffe
Canticles: Stanford in C
Anthem: Thou The Central Orb (Wood)

Sunday 11th June (University of York week 8):
Responses: Smith
Canticles: Purcell in G minor
Anthem: Ave Verum Corpus (Byrd)

Sunday 18th June (University of York week 9):
Responses: Radcliffe
Canticles: Howells - Collegium Regale

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