Evensong Preludes

Evensong Preludes

Evensong Preludes showcase the many talented musicians in our parish and extended parish family while offering a time of quiet reflection before the service. They are also a way to promote the treasured service of Evensong & Devotions and its choral tradition through a larger network of musicians and music enthusiasts. Please support the recitals and services by helping to spread the word and inviting friends.

Thank you to all the artists for their volunteer musical offerings.


St. Cecilia window in St. Mary The Virgin, Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire


Upcoming recitals | All start at 6:30 p.m.


June 17 - Jennifer McCallum, soprano; Matthew Larkin, piano

The Holy Sonnets of John Donne - Benjamin Britten


Past Preludes


May 27 - Sandra Smith, violin; Alexander Smith, cello

Music by Arthur Honegger, Paul Hindemith, and Philip Glass



April 29 - Janice Kerkkamp, flute


  • Music for solo flute by G. P. Telemann and Hilary Taggart


March 18 - Elizabeth Anderson, organ


  • Music by J. S. Bach


Feb. 25 - Alison Melville, recorders


  • Selections from Jakob van Eyck's "The Flute's Pleasure-Garden"


Jan. 28 - Matthew Larkin, organ

Nov. 19 - Christopher Burton, piano


  • Prelude from the 4th English Suite by J.S. Bach
  • Nocture in e minor, op. 72, by Frédéric Chopin
  • Variations sérieuses by Felix Mendelssohn


Oct. 29 - Larry Beckwith and Matthew Larkin

  • Sonata No. 6 for Violin and Obbligato Keyboard, BWV 1019, by J.S. Bach

Sept. 24 - Matthew Larkin, organ

  • Chorale Prelude on "Aeterna Christi Munera" by Healey Willan
  • Prélude, Fugue, et Variation by César Franck
  • Toccata by Joseph Jongen


June 11, 2017 | Trinity Sunday
Alexander Smith, cello, and Manuel Piazza, organ
Marcel Dupré, Sonata for Cello and Organ

April 30, 2017 | Easter II
Alison Melville plays recorder music by Telemann

January 22, 2017 | Epiphany III
Janice Kerkkamp (flute) plays music by Bach

December 11, 2016 | Advent III
Soprano Jennifer McCallum and pianist Geoffrey Conquer: "Christmas Motets" by Paul Hindemith

September 25, 2016 | Trinity XVIII
Larry Beckwith (violin) and Stephanie Martin (organ): music by Leclair and Handel




June 19, 2016 | Alexander Smith, cello, and Elizabeth Anderson, organ

Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV 1007, J.S. Bach

"Prière," Op. 158, for Cello and Organ, Camille Saint-Saëns

May 15, 2016 | John Tuttle, organ

Prélude, Adagio et Choral varié sur le thème "Veni Creator," opus 4, by Maurice Duruflé

April 24, 2016 | Roseen Giles, baroque flute, and John Tuttle, organ 

J.S. Bach's Sonata in E Major BWV 1035

March 13, 2016 | Alison Melville, recorder and historical flutes

Music by J.S. Bach and J. van Eyck; anon. 18th-century Scottish airs

January 31, 2016 | Jennifer McCallum, soprano, with Christopher Burton, piano

The Hermit Songs by Samuel Barber

November 15, 2015 | Julia Morson, soprano, sings music of Hildegard, Handel and Bach

October 18, 2015 | Larry Beckwith, violin




May 24, 2015 | Janice Kerkkamp plays music by father J.S. Bach and son C.P.E. Bach, who both wrote works for unaccompanied flute

April 19, 2015 | Matthew Whitfield, organist (recent graduate, Master of Music degree in Organ Performance, Faculty of Music; student of John Tuttle)

Music by Willan, Schnittke, Bruckner

March 8, 2015 | Bonnie McKenzie, mezzo-soprano, and Elizabeth Anderson, accompanist

The Confession Stone by Canadian composer Robert Fleming

February 8, 2015 | Julia Morson, soprano, with Christopher Bagan, accompanist

Music of Handel, featuring his Gloria in excelsis Deo

January 18, 2015 | Schola Magdalena

Medieval and contemporary music for women's voices

November 16, 2014 | David Roth and Jeanne Yuen

Derek Holman's The Centred Passion, a song cycle for baritone and piano

October 19, 2014 | Trinity College Choral Scholars Emma Barnaby (soprano) and Roseen Giles (mezzo-soprano, flute), with John Tuttle, accompanist

Duets for two sopranos by Pergolesi and Dering; music by Bach for soprano, baroque flute and organ




June 15, 2014 | Anne Bornath, soprano, and Peter Tiefenbach, piano

Sacred music of Mozart

May 11, 2014 | Larry Beckwith, violin, and Juliet Beckwith, cello

Dad-and-daughter duo plays music of Bach and Beethoven

March 23, 2014 | John Tuttle, organ

Partita: “Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig,” BWV 768, J.S. Bach

February 16, 2014 | Colleen Kennedy, oboe and English horn

Music by Wagner, Britten Doráti, Silvestrini

January 12, 2014 | Jennifer McCallum, soprano, and Peter Tiefenbach, piano

Motets by Hindemith for Epiphany

November 10, 2013 | Janice Kerkkamp, flute

Music for Remembrance Day, played from the World War I Memorial Baptistry

October 20, 2013 | Crystal Sayler, soprano, with Laura Warren, pianist

Wayfaring Stranger: A Journey through Sacred and Spiritual Songs

September 15, 2013 | David Roth, baritone, with Jeanne Yuen, pianist

Music of Purcell, Howells, Vaughan Williams, and Britten



June 16, 2013 | Merry-Anne Stuart, soprano, with Jeanne Yuen, piano

Holy Sonnets of John Donne, by Benjamin Britten

May 19, 2013 | John Tuttle, organ

Veni Creator by Maurice Duruflé

May 12, 2013 | John Tuttle, organ

L'Ascension by Olivier Messiaen

April 21, 2013 | St Mary Magdalene's Baroque Ensemble

Joshua Colucci, baroque violin; Hiro Kogure, baroque violin; Daniel Payne, baroque violoncello

Music of Leclair and Bach

March 17, 2013 | Jennifer McCallum, soprano, accompanied by John Tuttle

Quid retribuam Tibi, Domine (Francois Couperin)

Lord, what is man? (Henry Purcell)

The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation (Purcell)

Canzonetta spirituale sopra alla nanna (Tarquinio Merula)

February 3, 2013 | Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music

Vocal and instrumental Spanish medieval music

January 13, 2013 | Ariel Harwood-Jones, soprano, accompanied by John Tuttle

Music by Boulanger, Wolf, Saint-Saëns and Gounod

November 11, 2012 | Janice Kerkkamp, flute, accompanied by John Tuttle

Music by Telemann and Bloch

October 17, 2012 | Andrea Budgey and Randall Rosenfeld

Baroque recorder duets

September 16, 2012 | Schola Magdalena

Hildegard von Bingen and other medieval music for women's voices