All Souls' Day Liturgy Choir Notes

by Derek E Nickels, DMA, Director of Music

On All Souls' Day on Monday, November 3rd, at 7:00 p.m., we will commemorate all of the faithful departed with a special candlelight liturgy that has been one of our cherished traditions for a number of years. The choir will be singing Edgar Bainton's And I Saw a New Heaven, an anthem based on Revelations 21:1-4. Bainton was a former student of the famous Charles Villiers Stanford and served as the Director of the New South Wales State Conservatorium in Sydney, Australia. While Bainton is primarily a recognizable name in church music for this particular anthem, he wrote a number of symphonic works and film scores.  The choir will also being singing "Remember your servants, Lord" (Hymn 560) which comes from the Russian Orthodox liturgy and the Beatitudes.