2022 – Newcastle Cathedral/Hexham Abbey

On 15-21 August 2022 we will be based in Newcastle for a week, including Evensong at Hexham Abbey on 17th August. This page will collect useful information about this visit.

Newcastle Cathedral is at the heart of one of England’s liveliest cities, and Hexham Abbey is a glorious building in a charming market town. ‘Dumb day’ options are numerous: Hadrian’s Wall, Northumbria….

The music list and timetable is as follows:

MONDAY 15 AUGUST The Blessèd Virgin Mary

  • from 1300 Arrival At Newcastle Cathedral
  • 1330-1530 Rehearsal in Song School
  • 1530-1600 Break
  • 1600-1715 Rehearsal in the Cathedral (inc. processional rehearsal)

1730 CHORAL EVENSONG (CP/AB)

  • Responses: Joanna Forbes L’Estrange
  • Psalm: 78
  • M&ND: Brewer in E flat
  • Parsons: Ave Maria

TUESDAY 16 AUGUST Feria

  • 1000-1230 Rehearsal in Song School
  • 1230-1600 Long Lunch Break
  • (1515-1600 Soloists’ Rehearsal for Buxtehude Magnificat)
  • 1600-1715 Rehearsal in the Cathedral

1730 CHORAL EVENSONG (AB/CP)

  • Joanna Forbes L’Estrange Responses
  • Psalms: 82, 83, 84, 85
  • Roth: Hatfield Service
  • Parry: There is an old Belief

WEDNESDAY 17 AUGUST Feria

  • 1000-1230 Rehearsal in Song School
  • 1600 TBC Rehearsal in Hexham Abbey

1700 CHORAL EVENSONG at Hexham Abbey (CP/AB)

  • Introit: Parsons, Ave Maria
  • Responses: Joanna Forbes L’Estrange
  • Psalm: 89
  • Magnificat: Buxtehude
  • Nunc dimittis: Short Service Gibbons
  • Anthem: ‘The Call of Wisdom’ Will Todd

THURSDAY 18 AUGUST Feria

  • DUMB DAY

FRIDAY 19 AUGUST Feria

  • 1000-1300 Rehearsal in the Song School
  • 1300-1600 Break
  • 1600-1715 Rehearsal in the Cathedral

1730 CHORAL EVENSONG (AB/CP)

  • Responses: Joanna Forbes L’Estrange
  • Psalms: 98, 99, 100, 101
  • M&ND: Jackson in G
  • Stanford: Beati quorum via

SATURDAY 20 AUGUST

Bernard of Clairvaux, 1153; William and Catherine Booth, Founders of the Salvation Army, 1912 and 1890

  • 1000-1200 Rehearsal in the Song School
  • 1430-1645 Rehearsal in the Cathedral

1600 CHORAL EVENSONG (AB/CP or CP/AB)

  • Responses: Joanna Forbes L’Estrange
  • Psalm: 104
  • Howells: Gloucester Service
  • Will Todd: The Call of Wisdom
  • Hymn: 206 Christ is our cornerstone

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST TRINITY X

  • 0845 Warm-up in the Song School
  • 0900-0945 Rehearsal in the Cathedral

1000 SUNG EUCHARIST (CP/AB)

  • Vierne: Messe Solennelle
  • Psalm: TBA
  • Malcolm Archer: Tantum ergo
  • Hymns:
    AM518 O Christ the Healer, we have come
    AM630 Father Lord of all Creation
    413 Now thank we all our God
  • 1430-1545 Rehearsal in the Cathedral

1600 CHORAL EVENSONG (CP/AB)

  • Responses: Joanna Forbes L’Estrange
  • Psalm: TBA
  • M&ND: Stanford in A
  • Wesley: Blessèd be the God and Father
  • Hymns:
    414 O for a closer walk
    439 Praise to the Holiest

We have arranged accommodation for those who wish it in Northumbria University’s hall of residence in New Bridge St.

Newcastle Cathedral
Hexham Abbey
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