Choral Eucharist


Psalm: 19 (17-end)

 

Hymns: 397 (omit vv. 4 & 5); CP 408( t. 282); 467

 

Setting: Mass (Stravinsky)

 

Anthems: O be joyful in the Lord (Benjamin Britten), O sacrum convivium (Thomas Tallis)

 

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 an hour or more, depending on the choice of music and other elements of the service.