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Church Choirs Preview English Cathedral Residency

The St. Mark's Choir and Youth Choir are going to Exeter Cathedral to be choir in residence from July 22-July 28. They will be responsible for singing daily services, with one day off! In total, they will perform 7 services (two on Sunday).

This weekend, Sunday at 4pm, the choirs are presenting a concert entitled, "Exeter in Texas" were they offer a preview of some of the music:

  • Hail Gladdening Light Charles Wood
  • Gloria (from Missa brevis in D) Benjamin Britten
  • Magnificat in G major Herbert Sumsion
  • Crux Fidelis Jean Roger-Ducasse
  • Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree Elizabeth Poston
  • Nunc dimittis (from Collegium Regale Service) Herbert Howells
  • Sanctus and Benedictus (from Missa Secunda) Hans Leo Hassler
  • Agnus Dei (from Messe cum jubilo) Maurice Durufle
  • Thou O God, Art Praised in Sion Malcolm Boyle

Joseph Causby is the organist and music director at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.  He says it is a real honor to sing there. "It's very unique to get to go and  sing in a place where there is so much history and an uninterupted cycle of music and daily prayer." 

John Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania.