Sunday, 9 October 2016
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
5 pm Change Ringing of the Great Cathedral Bells
5.30 pm Choral Evensong with the Cathedral Choir
Choral Evensong will be sung at the Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sunday, October 9 at 5.30 pm. Music will include the setting of the Evening Canticles composed by Herbert Howells for King’s College, Cambridge, England, and the stunningly beautiful “Evening Hymn” by Balfour Gardiner. At 5 pm, listen to the great Cathedral bells as the Saint Andrew’s Ringing Society rings changes from the Mackintosh Tower. Evensong has been sung in cathedral churches for centuries and, through prayer and song, offers to God our thanks for the day that is past and seeks the light of God’s presence through the coming night. All are welcome. Parking is free. Calabash offering gratefully accepted.
This will be the final Choral Evensong with the Cathedral Choir under the direction of John Renke. After his appointment as Organist and Director of Music of The Cathedral of St. Andrew in 2007, John Renke fostered a deep connection with the wider cultural life of Honolulu. By establishing a weekly concert series and hosting many other concerts each year, the Symphony, Symphony Chorus, Chamber Music Hawaii, the Morning Music Club of Honolulu, Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, local schools and universities, and touring ensembles from around the world have experienced the unique acoustics and beauty of St. Andrew’s Cathedral. He was the 2015 recipient of the Dale R. Noble, presented by the Oahu Choral Society “in recognition and appreciation of outstanding contribution to choral music in Hawaii.”
As the Director of Music at St. Andrew’s Cathedral John has done much… (Click Read More to see more about John and to see view the music list for the service.