Choral Eucharist


Psalm: 30

 

Hymns: 52; CP 349 (t. 244); 378 (omit vv. 3, 4)

 

Setting: Darke in F

 

Anthems: Almighty God, who by thy Son (Orlando Gibbons)

 

 

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.