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The Choir of St. Michael’s

The Choir of St Michael's is a friendly, mixed voice choir with over twenty adults and children. The core repertoire is a varied one, centring on the traditional Anglican canon. The choir is not only the musical focal point for each Sunday morning Eucharist, but also gives concerts and recordings.

Personnel
Oliver Gooch has been Director of Music since 2003, formerly Organ Scholar of both Worcester Cathedral and Magdalene College, Cambridge. The Assistant Organist is Lesley Burch, who plays for sung Choral Evensong each week at 6.30pm. Our organ scholar (funded by Music at Bray and the Prayer Book Society) is Robert Opoku.

Practices take place each Friday 7.00pm, with children rehearsing at 6.30pm. If you are interested in joining the ladies and gentlemen of the choir, please contact Oliver Gooch at: ollie@musicatbray.co.uk

Music List – Winter 2018

MUSIC LIST - Winter 2018
 
Date Anthem/Communion Motet Composer Mass
7 January
Baptism of Christ
From the rising of the sun  Gore Ouseley Merbecke
14 January The Lamb has come for us from the house of David J Macmillan Merbecke
21 January Listen sweet Dove Ives
Merbecke
28 January
My eyes for beauty pine
A Gaelic Blessing
Howells
Rutter

Merbecke
4 February
Candlemas/
All Age
Holyport School Anthem
When to the temple Mary went

Eccard

Merbecke
8 February Choir Practice 7pm    
11 February Behold, the tabernacle of God Harris Merbecke
14 February
Ash Wednesday
Introit: Lent Prose (Mode V) 
Intercessions: The Litany (ASB)
Lord, for thy tender mercies sake
Trad, arr. Scott
Philip Marshall
Hilton/Farrant
Merbecke
7pm rehearsal / 8pm service
18 February Miserere mei
Lord, for thy tender mercies sake
Byrd
Hilton/Farrant
Merbecke
25 February Greater Love
Ex ore innocentium
Ireland
Ireland
Marbecke
4 March Beati quorum via
Stanford Merbecke
11 March
Mothering Sunday/
All Age
The Lord bless you and keep you
Rutter Merbecke
18 March
Passion Sunday
Salvator mundi
Tallis Byrd IV (Agnus) / Merbecke
22 March Choir Practice 7pm    
25 March
Palm Sunday
Introit: Hosanna to the Son of David
Pueri Hebraeorum
Plainsong
T. L. de Victoria
Byrd IV (Sanctus) / Merbecke
29 Marchl
Maundy Thursday
A new commandment
(*) An upper room
R Shephard
Brian Glading
Merbecke
7.15pm rehearsal / 8pm service
30 March
Good Friday 
O vos omnes
The Lamentation
T. L. de Victoria
Bairstow
Byrd IV (complete)
Choir Practice 11.30am-12.30 (in place of evening rehearsal)
1 April
Easter Sunday
Introit: This joyful Eastertide
(*) Come, ye faithful
Now the green blade riseth
Trad.arr Harris
R.S. Thatcher
Trad, arr. Cleobury
Rawsthorne /
Merbecke
END OF TERM
Term resumes Friday 20 April 2018
Oliver Gooch