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Music for 25th and 28th September 2016

SUNDAY 25th SEPTEMBER PARISH COMMUNION AND CIVIC SERVICE 10.15am
Introit:                  O be joyful - Rawsthorne
Setting:                 Darke in F
Motets:                Thou knowest Lord – H. Purcell
                              O praise ye the Lord – C. Franck
Voluntary:          Trumpet Tune – D. German
WEDNESDAY 28th SEPTEMBER CHORAL EVENSONG 7.15pm
On the eve of Michael and All Angels
Responses:         Reading
Psalm:                  91 vv1-8
Office Hymn:      475
Canticles:            Whitlock in D
Anthem:              Let all mortal flesh keep silence – G. Holst

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Music for 18th and 21st September 2016

SUNDAY 18th  SEPTEMBER PARISH COMMUNION 10.15am
Setting:                Statham in D
Motets:                Jesu, the very thought of Thee – E. Bairstow
                              The Lord bless you and keep you – J. Rutter
Voluntary:          Toccata (from Suite for Organ) – G. Mushel
WEDNESDAY 21st SEPTEMBER FESTAL EVENSONG 7.15pm
For the Feast of St Matthew
Introit:                 Lord thou hast told us – A. Bax
Responses:         Reading
Psalm:                 119 vv89-96
Office Hymn:     214
Canticles:            Rawsthorne in D
Final Hymn:        189 (Tune 12)
Anthem:              Holy is the true light – W. H. Harris


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Music for 11th and 14th September 2016

SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER PARISH COMMUNION 10.15am
Setting:                Jackson in G
Motets:                Ave verum corpus – E. Elgar
                              Ubi Caritas – M. Durufle
Voluntary:          Chaconne in Em BuxWV 160 – D. Buxtehude
WEDNESDAY 14th SEPTEMBER CHORAL EVENSONG 7.15pm
Responses:         Reading
Psalm:                 150
Office Hymn:     94
Canticles:           Andrews in G
Anthem:             God so loved the world – J. Stainer


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Music for 4th and 7th September 2016

SUNDAY 4th  SEPTEMBER PARISH COMMUNION 10.15am
Setting:                Wadely in G
Anthem after
the Sermon:      God’s Love – D. Bishop    
Motets :             Ave verum corpus – W. Byrd
                            Only say the word – M. Polglase
Voluntary:         Postlude (1962) – W. Mathias
WEDNESDAY 7th  SEPTEMBER CHORAL EVENSONG  7.15pm
Responses:         Reading
Psalm:                 119 vv33-40
Office Hymn:     339
Canticles:            Harris in Am
Anthem:              Lord I trust Thee – G. F. Handel

A REALLY BIG THANK YOU to everyone who supported the choir in any way on their cathedral singing week to Wells, the smallest cathedral city in England at the end of July. The cathedral itself is stunning and such a lovely building to sing in with an amazing atmosphere. Our accommodation was quite a long way from Wells in the beautiful village of Bruton. However, Kings School, which was founded in 1519, was an excellent base, the food, rehearsal room and facilities were first rate.
The boys, in their free time, had an excellent tour round the cathedral on Tuesday and visited Wookey Hole on Thursday.
There were two first’s during the week of which I am particularly proud. On the Wednesday the men sang evensong without the boys, during which they performed a set of responses composed for the Vicars Choral (the gentlemen of the choir) of Wells in 1987 by Frikki Walker (ex chorister of Holy Trinity, Southport and now Director of Music at Glasgow Cathedral) and on the Friday we performed the world premiere of the anthem God’s Love composed by Daniel Bishop with words by my daughter Rachael written during an RE lesson when she was ten! For those who were not present at the first performance the words are printed here:-
God’s love is the wind whistling,
Whispering in my ears,
Telling me I have the power.
God’s love is the sunshine,
The rays reaching down like strong arms,
Holding his lambs to his eternal breast.
It is pure warmth that gets inside and stays inside.
God’s love is a shining star that’s always there.
It’s crystal clear, beautiful, omnipotent,
Standing strong and mighty.

During Friday evensong we were also filmed by an American television crew who were making a documentary about singing in English cathedrals. We have asked for a DVD to be sent to us when
the programme goes out across the US!
The dedication of the boys and men in rehearsal and performance was first class and as the recordings, made by Bob Ball, testify the choir maintained a fine standard throughout the week; CD’s and DVD’s of some of the music we sang during the week will be available soon!
There was a great family atmosphere throughout the week and it was great as ever to have Charles and Toby Cowling singing with us. Family and friends including David and Fiona Williams, swelled the congregation as the week went on and especially at the weekend.
On Sunday after Eucharist and Matins there was the customary photo shoot outside the west end of the cathedral after which we ate a picnic lunch in the beautiful gardens next to the cathedral before the final Evensong. The buffet and prize giving was held in the Medieval Vicar’s Hall before the journey home.
I must thank Nick Miller for his wonderful accompanying and playing during the week. Many thanks also to Hilda and Margaret for looking after us so well and especially to Sue for all her planning and hard work during the week, ensuring that everything ran so smoothly,. We couldn’t do it without you!
We are already looking forward to next year, when we will visit Exeter Cathedral. Ian Wells

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Music for 24th July 2016

SUNDAY 24th JULY PARISH COMMUNION 10.15am
Setting:                Missa de Sancta Albano – H. Willan
Motets :               Ave Verum – W. A. Mozart
                              Day by day - M. How
Voluntary:          Toccata in Bm (Dix Pieces) – E. Gigout

The choir is singing the services at Wells Cathedral 25th-31st July (silent 28th July). The music list is in the previous post. We are then on holiday until Sunday 4th September.

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Holy Trinity Choir at Wells Cathedral

The Choir of Holy Trinity, Southport

will sing the services at Wells Cathedral
during week commencing 25th July 2016.
Do join us if you can.
 
 



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Music for 17th July 2016

SUNDAY 17th JULY PARISH COMMUNION 10.15am
Setting:                Baker in Ab
Motets:                O come ye servants of the Lord – C. Tye
                              Thou knowest Lord – H. Purcell
Voluntary:          Toccata (from Douze Pieces) – T. Dubois
WEDNESDAY 20th JULY  - NO EVENSONG - Choir rehearsal for cathedral week
Choral Evensong will resume on 7th September

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Music for 10th and 13th July 2016

SUNDAY 10th July PARISH COMMUNION 10.15am
Setting:                Oldroyd ‘Mass of the Quiet Hour’
Motets :               Cantate Domino – G. Pitoni
                              Expectans Expectavi – C. Wood
Voluntary:          Tuba Tune in D – C. S. Lang
WEDNESDAY 13th  July 7.15pm
Responses:         Sanders
Psalm:                 11
Office Hymn:     245
Canticles:            Sumsion in G a 4
Anthem:              Save us O Lord – E. Bairstow
This is the final Evensong of the Summer Term.
Choral Evensong will resume on 7th SEPTEMBER
This year’s CREAM TEA RECITAL is on Saturday 16th July at 3.00pm. Beginning in church the choir will be perform some of the music they are at singing at Wells Cathedral and then after refreshments there will be instrumental solos performed by the boys and young men of the choir in the Parish Centre. Tickets are £3.50 Children £1 and are available from Sue Palmer or Ian Wells. All proceeds are towards choir funds.

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Music for 3rd and 6th July 2016

SUNDAY 3rd JULY PARISH COMMUNION 10.15am
Setting:                Ireland in C
Motets:                I sat down – E. Bairstow
                              Gaelic Blessing – J. Rutter
Voluntary:           Festival Voluntary – F. Peeters
WEDNESDAY 6th JULY CHORAL EVENSONG 7.15pm
Responses:         Sanders
Psalm:                  136 vv1-9
Office Hymn:      NEH483 (Tune 77)
Canticles:            Gibbons Fauxbourdons
Anthem:              Evening Hymn – H. B. Gardner

This year’s CREAM TEA RECITAL is on Saturday 16th July at 3.00pm. Beginning in church the choir will be perform some of the music they are at singing at Wells Cathedral and then after refreshments there will be instrumental solos performed by the boys and young men of the choir in the Parish Centre. Tickets are £3.50 Children £1, available from Sue Palmer or Ian Wells. All proceeds towards choir funds.


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Music for 26th and 29th June 2016

SUNDAY 26th JUNE PARISH COMMUNION 10.15am
Setting:                Ireland in C
Motets:               Lord, for thy tender mercies sake – J. Hilton
                              Lord thou hast told us – A. Bax
Voluntary:          ‘Great’ Fugue in Cm BWV 546 – J. S. Bach
WEDNESDAY 29th JUNE CHORAL EVENSONG 7.15pm
Responses:         Neary
Psalm:                  124
Office Hymn:      252
Canticles:            Noble in Bm
Anthem:              Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace – H. Sumsion