Choral Evensong exploring the music of Basil Harwood
Evensong is at 6:00 on 1st of August.
Evensong in St Mary Bradoc is a tiny fragment of something else; it is a part of the worship which is offered to God by Christian people every hour of the day and night, in every part of the world.
The second lesson maybe read by a lector from our companion church of the Transfiguration in Braddock Heights, Maryland, USA. This is a result of the ‘Saints Way’ initiative by Bishop Philip to set up warm and meaningful international links.
When you come to Evensong here, it is as if you were dropping in on a conversation already in progress — a conversation between God and Gods people which began on this site over 1,400 years ago, long before we were born, and which will continue long after the end of our lives. So, do not be surprised or disturbed if there are some things which you do not understand straight away. For an hour, you step into the continual stream of worship which is being offered today and which will be offered to the end of time. You are one with those who worship here on earth and in heaven.
Our traditional choral evensongs are taken from the Book of Common Prayer and feature music from our great cathedral choirs
Basil Harwood (11 April 1859 – 3 April 1949) was an organist and composer in the English church music tradition, best known today for his liturgical works, particularly his anthem O How Glorious is the Kingdom and his Service in A flat, which still remain popular in English churches. He wrote numerous hymn tunes, several of which became well-known including Luckington and Thornbury.