Pre-Convention Evensong

Location:  Palmer Episcopal Church

When:  June 19

  • Organ Voluntary: Fantasie-Choral in D-flat by Percy Whitlock
  •  Introit: Teach me, O Lord  by Edmund Hooper
  •  Processional Voluntary: Edwardia by George Thalban-Ball
  •  Preces and Responses by David Ashley White
  •  Phos hilaron by David Ashley White
  •  Psalm 84 by Sir Hubert Parry
  •  Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, Westminster Service by Herbert Howells
  •  Anthem: Teach me, O Lord John Hilton
  •  Anthem: All wisdom cometh from the Lord by Philip Moore
  •  Hymn: So the Day Dawn by David Ashley White
  •  Hymn: 704 O Thou Who Camest From Above  Descant: Daniel Fortune
  •  Closing Voluntary: Allegro Vivace, from Sonata No. 2 Alexandre Guilmant


Dr. Brady Knapp, conductor
Yuri McCoy, organist

Opening Convocation

Location: St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

Keynote speaker: Rt. Rev. Graeme Paul Knowles, retired Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.


  • Opening & closing hymns arranged for Organ, Brass, Choir and Congregation by Craig Phillips
  • Festival Anthem for Organ, Brass and Choir composed by David Ashley White


  • St. Martin’s Episcopal Church choir

“Halle, Halle: We sing the World Around – A Service of World Music”

Location: First Presbyterian Church

Commissions: Choral anthem premiere


  • City-wide Interracial Children’s Chorus
  • Quintessence from Houston Baptist University
  • First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir
  • John Yarrington, conductor
  • Rhonda Furr, organist

Service of Choral Evensong 

Location: Christ Church Cathedral

  • The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson, Dean
  • Robert Simpson, Canon for Music
  • Monica Czausz, Cathedral Organist
  • The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral

Opening Voluntaries

  • Psalm Prelude, Set 2, No. 3  -  Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
  • Chorale Prelude on Dunedin  -  David Dahl
  • Requiescat in Pace  -   Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)

Closing Voluntary

  • Recessional, Op. 96, No 4  -  William Mathias (1934-1992)

Service Music:

  • Preces & Responses, Lord's Prayer and Suffrages - Bernard Rose 
  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis,  Chichester Service by William Walton

Season of Praise – A Hymn Festival

Location:  St. Luke's United Methodist Church

Musicians: David Cherwien, conductor & organist


  • St. Luke’s Chancel Choir
  • Brass ensemble

Service of Choral Evensong with Full Orchestra

Location: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

Service music: 

  • Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A Major– Charles Villiers Stanford; 
  • Te Deum laudamus in B-flat Major– Charles Villiers Stanford
  •  Preces and Responses – David Ashley White
  •  Anglican Psalter – The Psalms of David, Pointed and Edited by John Scott

Commission:  Judas and Mary: Ballad from Bayou-büchlein by Rebecca Te Velde


  • Rev. Tommy Williams, Senior Pastor
  • St. Paul’s Choir, with orchestra
  • Paolo Bordignon, Director of Music and Organist
  • Kenneth Coleman, Assistant Organist

Compline for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Location: Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart


  • The Schola Cantorum of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
  • Crista Miller, Director of Music & Cathedral Organist
  • Michael Emmerich, Co-Cathedral Associate Organist
  • Robert Bates, Organist


  • Sinfonia in Honor Sancti Ioannis Baptistae - Naji Hakim (b. 1955)
  • Ut Queant Laxis  -  Jehan Titelouze (ca. 1562-1633)
  • Sacred Heart Service  -  Michael Emmerich (b. 1987)
  • Ut Queant Laxis (Gregorian with polyphony)  -  Hernando Franco (1532-1585)
  • Psalm 91 (Gregorian)
  • In Manus Tuas  -  Juan de Lienas (fl. 1640)
  • Nunc Dimittis  -  Juan de Lienas
  • Salve Regina  -  Olivier Latry (b. 1962)
  • Soleil du soir  -  Jean Langlais (1907-1991)