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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 5.30pm.

Practices take place each Friday evening, from 7.00pm to 8.30pm, beginning with a practice for the children of
the choir. If you are interested in joining the ladies and gentlemen of the choir, please contact Oliver Gooch at:
ollie@musicatbray.co.uk


Music List – Autumn 2018

MUSIC LIST - Autumn 2018

DATE ANTHEM / MOTET COMPOSER MASS Cond / Org
Sunday 9 Sept
Introit: God be in my head
Oculi omnium  
Walford Davies
Charles Wood
Merbecke OG/RO
Sunday 16 Sept Come, my way, my truth, my life
Lord for thy tender mercy’s sake
Harris
Hilton/Farrant
Merbecke
OG
Sunday 23 Sept *Abendlied
Rheinberger
Merbecke
OG
Sunday 30 Sept
(St Michael)
Introit: Hail, glorious spirits, heirs of light
Holy is the true light            
Tye
Harris
Merbecke RO
Sunday 7 Oct
(Harvest/All Age)
Anthem sung by Holyport Primary
Agnus dei from Four Part Mass

Byrd

Merbecke

LiB/LB
Sunday 14 Oct Listen sweet dove Ives Merbecke LiB/RO
Sunday 21 Oct Beati quorum via Stanford
Merbecke OG/RO
Thursday 25 Oct Choir Practice (7.00pm)      
Sunday 28 Oct
(Bible Sunday)
Teach me, O Lord Attwood Merbecke RO
Sunday 4 Nov
(All Saints)
Responsorial Psalm 84
O Quam Gloriosum

In Paradisum from Requiem

T. L. de Victoria 

Fauré

Rawsthorne

OG/RO
(All Souls)
COMMEMORATION OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED 4.00pm (Reh: 3.15pm)    OG
  Plainsong Introit
Lord, let me know mine end   
Missa di Requiem
Greene 
   
Sunday 11 Nov


At the War Memorial:
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Contakion of the dead

For the fallen
10.45am (Reh: 10am)
Trad (Kiev melody)

Douglas Guest

Merbecke
OG/RO
Sunday 18 Nov Christus factus est
Anerio Merbecke LiB/LB
Sunday 25 Nov
(Christ the King)
O God, the King of glory
Purcell Merbecke RO
Thursday 29 Nov
Choir Practice (7.00pm)
     
Sunday 2 Dec
ADVENT SUNDAY
Responsorial Psalm 25
Jesus Christ, the apple tree
Remember, O thou man
Advent Wreath Prayers (1)


Poston
Thomas Ravenscroft
Malcolm Archer

Rawsthorne
RO

 
ADVENT CAROLS
Introit: This is the truth
The Cherry Tree Carol
Jesus Christ, the apple tree
Remember, O thou man
Veiled in darkness
6.30pm (Reh: 5pm)
Vaughan Williams
Trad, arr Cleobury
Poston
Ravenscroft
Glenn L. Rudolph
  OG
Thursday 6 Dec Choir Practice (7.00pm)      
Friday 7 Dec CAROLS at JESUS HOSPITAL
Behold, a silly tender babe
6.30pm (Reh: 6pm Jesus Hospital Chapel)
Andrew Gant
OG
Sunday 9 Dec The Cherry Tree Carol
Advent Wreath Prayers (2)
Trad, arr Cleobury
Malcolm Archer
Merbecke OG/RO
  MUSIC AT BRAY: Amahl and the Night Visitors 5.30pm (Reh: 3pm)    
Thursday 13 Dec Choir Practice (7.00pm)
     
Saturday 15 Dec CHRISTINGLE SERVICE 4.00pm children only   RO
Sunday 16 Dec Quelle est cette odeur agréable
Advent Wreath Prayers (4)
French trad, arr Willcocks 
Malcolm Archer
Merbecke OG/RO
  CAROL SERVICE
Quelle est cette odeur agréable
Sans Day Carol
Behold, a silly tender babe
Candlelight Carol
*Away in a manger
4.00pm (Reh: 2.30pm)
French trad, arr Willcocks
English trad, arr Rutter
Andrew Gant
John Rutter
Trad, arr Hunt
   
Sunday 23 Dec Sans Day Carol
Away in a manger
Advent Wreath Prayers (4)
English trad, arr Rutter
Trad, arr Hunt
Malcolm Archer
Merbecke OG/RO
Monday 24 Dec MIDNIGHT MASS
Introit: Hodie Christus natus est
Sussex Carol
Silent Night
11.30pm (Reh: 10.30pm)
Plainsong, arr Britten
Trad, arr Willcocks
arr. Allain
Rawsthorne OG/RO
Tuesday 25 Dec CHRISTMAS DAY
Behold a silly tender babe

Andrew Gant

Rawsthorne

OG/RO
END OF TERM
Term resumes: Friday 4th January, 2019
Oliver Gooch