Beverley Minster

Lunchtime Promenade Concert & Evensong

Saturday 9 October 2004

The Singers

Newcastle upon Tyne

Conductor Donald Halliday

Peter Locke organ


Lunchtime Concert, 12.30


1    Exsultate Justi

Andreas Hakenberger (c1574 – 1627)


Let the just rejoice in the Lord: it is fitting for the righteous to praise him. Sing to him with the psaltery, the ten stringed lute. Sing him a new song, sing to him well with a strong voice. For the word of God is just and he is faithful in all his works. He loves mercy and justice. The whole world is filled with the Lord’s kindness.


2    Sicut mater consolatur

Orlandus Lassus (1532 – 1594)


As a mother comforteth her children, so will I comfort you, saith the Lord ; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen. And you shall see, and your heart shall rejoice.


3    Ascendit Deus

Peter Philips (c.1560 - c.1633)


God has ascended with jubilation, and the Lord with the sound of the trumpet. Alleluia. The Lord has prepared his seat in heaven. Alleluia.


4    Laudate Dominum

Mozart (1756 – 1791)


Charlotte Treglown soprano

Peter Locke organ


Praise the Lord all nations, Praise him all peoples,

For his mercy is established over us,

And the truth of the Lord endures, it endures for ever.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost,

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be

Even to ages of ages. Amen.


5    Ave Maria

Franz Biebl (1906 – 2001)


The angel of the Lord made his annunciation to Mary
and she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the
fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Mary said: Behold the handmaiden of the Lord.
Let it be unto me according to Thy word.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the
fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the
fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners.
Holy Mary, pray for us, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.


6    Organ


César Franck (1822 1890)


7    Come down O love divine

John Rutter (b. 1945)


Come down, O love divine, seek Thou this soul of mine,
And visit it with thine own ardour glowing.
O Comforter, draw near, within my heart appear,
And kindle it, Thy holy flame bestowing.


O let it freely burn, till earthly passions turn
To dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
And let thy glorious light shine ever on my sight,
And clothe me round, the while my path illuming.


Let holy charity mine outward vesture be,
And lowliness become mine inner clothing;
True lowliness of heart, which takes the humbler part,
And o’er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.


And so the yearning strong, with which the soul will long, shall far outpass the power of human telling;
For none can guess its grace, till he become the place
Wherein the Holy Spirit makes His dwelling.


Veni Sancte Spiritus


Thank you for supporting this concert. You can find out more about The Singers at our website at We will be singing Choral Evensong later on today, here at 5 pm – please join us for this service which will last about 40 minutes.


Evensong, 5 pm

with Rev. Nick Drayson


Responses - Byrd
Psalm 132 Nicholson
Sumsion in G
Ave maris stellaEdvard Grieg (1843 – 1907)

Hail, O Star of ocean, God's own Mother blest,
Ever sinless Virgin, gate of heav'nly rest.
Break the sinners' fetters, make our blindness day,
Chase all evils from us, for all blessing pray.
Keep our life all spotless, make our way secure,
Till we find in Jesus, joy for evermore.
Praise to God the Father, honour to the Son,
In the Holy Spirit be the glory one.