Choral Evensong with settings by George Dyson
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.
Sir George Dyson is one of the great unsung musical heroes of his day. Born into a working class family in Halifax in 1883 he died in Winchester in 1964 a pillar of the British musical establishment and one of the great educationalists of his time.