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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


21 April, Easter Sunday

MUSIC LIST - Winter 2019


DATE ANTHEM / COMMUNION MOTET COMPOSER MASS Cond / Org
6 January
(Epiphany)
Responsorial Psalm
From the rising of the sun
Coventry Carol 

Ouseley
Trad, arr Shaw   

Rawsthorne
 
13 January
(Baptism of Christ)
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Gardner
Merbecke
 
18 January CHOIR DINNER: The Jolly Farmer, Cookham Dean
7pm for 7.30pm

 
20 January New Year            Rutter
Merbecke  
27 January O God, who by the leading of a star Attwood Merbecke Li/Le
3 February
(Candlemas, All Age)
Responsorial Psalm
Anthem sung by Holyport Primary School
When to the temple Mary went


Eccard


Rawsthorne

10 February A Prayer of St Richard of Chichester Clifford Boyd Merbecke  
17 February Vo tsarstvii tvoyem (The Beatitudes) Grechaninov
Merbecke Li/Le
24 February Thou visitest the earth Greene Merbecke Le
3 March O nata lux Tallis Merbecke Li/Le
6 March
(Ash Wednesday)
Introit: Lent Prose (Mode V)
Intercessions: The Litany (ASB)
Miserere mei
Trad, arr Scott
Philip Marshall 
Byrd
Byrd/Merbecke
  7pm rehearsal / 8pm service       
10 March Miserere mei
O for a closer walk with God   
Byrd
Stanford
Byrd IV (Kyrie)/
Merbecke
 
17 March Hide not thou thy face
Farrant
Byrd IV (Kyrie)/
Merbecke
LB
24 March Like as the hart
Howells Byrd IV (Kyrie)/
Merbecke
 
31 March
(Mothering Sunday/
All Age)

Responsorial Psalm
For the beauty of the earth
Anthem sung by Braywood First School

Rutter

Merbecke

Li/Le
7 April
(Passion Sunday)
God so loved the world
Stainer Merbecke RC/Le
14 April
(Palm Sunday)   
Introit: Hosanna to the Son of David
Pueri Hebraeorum
Plainsong
T. L. de Victoria
Bird IV
(Sanctus/
Benedictus)/
Merbecke
 
18 April
(Maundy Thursday)
Introit: A new commandment
An upper room
Richard Shephard
Brian Glading
Merbecke  
  7.15pm rehearsal / 8pm service      
19 April
(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)    
20 April
(Holy Saturday)
St John Passion – J.S. Bach
     
  10am rehearsal / 3pm performance      
21 April
(Easter Sunday)
Introit: This joyful Eastertide
Blessed be the God and Father
*Haec dies
Trad.arr Harris 
S. S. Wesley
Arcadelt
Rawsthorne/
Merbecke
 
END OF TERM
Term resumes: Friday 12th May, 2019
Oliver Gooch