Choral Eucharist


Psalm

Lent Prose

Hymns

CP 98; 358 (ii); 461 (t. Corvedale)

Setting

Five –part mass (Byrd)

Anthems

God so loved the world (John Stainer), O vos omnes (Giovanni da Palestrina)

 

A Choral Eucharist is the same as a said Eucharist, except with the addition of glorious organ music and choral pieces, hymns in which the congregation joins the singing, and a homily or sermon. This usually takes place on Sunday mornings and at other times on special festival days.

The Choral Eucharist is almost always located in the nave; the service lasts for a hour or more, depending on the choice of music and other elements of the service.