Spring term, 2021

This term we worked with Sarah Tenant-Flowers, on Zoom.

Sarah provided us with these vocal exercises on YouTube, and these ones.


Links to pdfs:

Learning materials for the Vespers (includes midi and mp3 files, and recording of rehearsal with language coach)

Midi and MP3 files for the three Elgar pieces are available in the collection maintained by John Fletcher (JohnF’s Rehearsal Files) . You need a subscription to access these files, but a free one can easily be obtained.

On-line concert on 23 March


PartStarts at

16 March

Vespers 5 (Nine otpushchayeshi)10 minutes
Vespers 15 (Zbrannoy voyevode)36 minutes
Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Tebe Poyem46 minutes
Elgar’s Ave maris stella56 minutes

9 March

Warm-up3 minutes
Vespers 6 (Bogoroditse Devo)15 minutes
Vespers 10 (Voskreseniye Hristovo)24 minutes
Vespers 9 (Blagosloven yesi, Ghospodi)50 minutes
About Papagena’s Hide and Seek64 minutes

2 March

Warm-up3 minutes
Vespers 1 (Priidite, poklonimsia)12 minutes
Vespers 14 (Voskres iz groba)22 minutes
Vespers 9 (Blagosloven yesi, Ghospodi)46 minutes
Elgar’s Ave verum corpus57 minutes

23 February

Vespers 7 (Slava v vishnih)12 minutes
Vespers 8 (Hvalite imia)23 minutes
Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Tebe Poyem46 minutes

16 February

Intro, Jo and TommyBeginning
Warm-up4 minutes
Elgar’s Ave Maria16 minutes
Elgar’s Ave maris stella30 minutes
Vespers 15 (Zbrannoy voyevode)45 minutes

9 February

Vespers 3 (Blazhén Muzh)12 minutes
Vespers 13 (Dnes spaseniye)23 minutes
Vespers 9 (Blagosloven yesi, Ghospodi)40 minutes
Elgar’s Ave maris stella57 minutes

2 February

Vespers 1 (Priidite, poklonimsia)10 minutes
Vespers 6 (Bogoroditse Devo)
including Vigil structure and links to icons
18 minutes
Vespers 9 (Blagosloven yesi, Ghospodi)42 minutes

26 January

Vespers 7 (Slava v vishnih)12 minutes
Elgar’s Ave verum corpus35 minutes
Vespers 9 (Blagosloven yesi, Ghospodi)52 minutes

19 January

Vespers 1 (Priidite, poklonimsia)14 minutes
Vespers 3 (Blazhén Muzh)34 minutes
Elgar’s Ave Maria54 minutes

12 January

Vespers 3 (Blazhén Muzh)Beginning
Elgar’s Ave Maria8 minutes

Index to Zoom recordings

Each cell shows the start time in munutes of the session dealing with the listed movement in the recording of the date shown. And the number is a link that will take you there.

1. Priidite141012
2. Blagoslovi
3. Blazhen muzh03412
4. Svete tihiy
5. Nine otpushchayeshi10
6. Bogoroditse Devo1815
7. Slava v vishnih1212
8. Hvalite imia23
9. Blagosloven yesi5242404650
10. Voskreseniye Hristovo24
11. Velichit dusha
12. Velikoye slavosloviye
13. Tropar’. Dnes spaseniye23
14. Tropar’. Voskres iz groba22
15. Vzbrannoy voyevode4536
Chyrsostom, Tebe Poyem4646
Ave verum corpus3557
Ave Maria85416
Ave maris stella573056