Sunday, 27 December 2009

Carol Service 27th December 2009

HYMN 290 The race that long in darkness pined
Prayer and Lord's Prayer
Reading 1. Isaiah ch 9 v 2-7
Hymn 295 Who would think?
Reading 2 Micah ch 5 v 2-5
Carol: In the Bleak Midwinter Harold Darke (1909)
Reading 3 Luke ch 1 v 26-38
HYMN 319 Of the father’s love begotten
Reading 4 Luke ch 2 v 1-7
Carol: What splendour Comes Lully/Bizet
Reading 5 Luke ch 2 v 8-16
HYMN 323 The first Nowell
Reading 6 Matthew ch 2 v 1-12
HYMN 310 See him lying on a bed of straw
Offering Music: Chorale prelude on El niño querido - Liam Devlin
Prayers of Dedication and Intercession
Reading 7 John ch 1 v 1-9
HYMN 303 It came upon the midnight clear
Organ Voluntary: In Dulci Jubilo - Bach

Monday, 30 November 2009

St Andrew's Night with the Guild 30th November 2009

The Guild kindly invited the Opera Group of St Aloysius' College to join the Choir in a musical evening for St Andrew's Night in aid of a school for AIDS orphans in Nairobi in which members of the Opera Group will be working in February 2010. The evening raised over £300 for which we are enormously grateful.

Hymn: Jesus calls us o'er the tumult
Church music: Lloyd Webber Pie Jesu from Requiem
Lindsey Izzard & Liz Izzard, sopranos
Handel aria: let the bright seraphim from Samson
Ann Archibald - soprano
Music from the Opera
Verdi Chorus: Va pensiero from Nabucco
Rossini Chorus: Prière from Moisé
Mozart duetto from Le Nozze di Figaro
Clare MacMillan & Madeleine Kearns, sopranos
Mozart aria: Madamina from Don Giovanni
Michael Diamond - baritone
Chopin Nocturne in Bb minor
Michael Mofidian, piano
Lloyd Webber High Flying Adored from Evita
Robert McNeilly - baritone
Purcell Spirit Scene & Final scene from Dido and Aeneas
Megan Glassford, soprano with St Aloysius' College Opera Group
Scottish songs: John Anderson my Jo - Ann Archibald, soprano
Bothwell Castle - Billy Izzard, tenor
Community singing.

Anthems in December

Sunday 6th December The King Shall Rejoice - Handel (died 1759)
Sunday 13th December Lo, how a rose e'er blooming - Praetorius
Sunday 20th December - no anthem (Nativity Play)

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Hymns for the Next Three Weeks:

25th October ( ordinary service) nos132, 641, 264, 721 and 702

1st November ( All Saints) 739, 742, 120, 740 and 511.

8th November ( Remembrance) 10.50am start;
nos; 715, 692, 712, 263 and 266 with one verse of 703 after the benediction.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Open Doors Organ Recital - September 19th 2009

1. Introduction and Passacaglia - Rheinberger
2. Music by Handel (died 250 years ago this year):
Organ concertos nos 2 and 4
Arias: Dopo Notte (from Ariodante) &
Va tacito e nascosto(from Giulio Cesare
Alla Hornpipe (from The Royal Fireworks)
3. Toccata in B minor - Eugene Gigout
4. Humoresque - Pietro Yon
5. Majesté du Christ and Transports de Joie - Olivier Messiaen
6. Arioso - Bach
7. Sortie in Eb - Lefébure-Wély

Encores: Arias: Largo al Factotum - Rossini
Toréador's Song -Bizet

Viviana Sichi (soprano), Michael Diamond (baritone), Liam Devlin (organ and piano)

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Music List for September 2009

Wednesday 9th September Choir practice
Sunday 13th September (Communion): Scott playing
Wednesday 16th September – practice.
Sunday 20th September: Anthem: Jesus Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Wednesday 23rd September – practice.
Sunday 27th September Chorus of Hebrew Slaves - Verdi
Wednesday 30th September – practice.

Music List for October 2009

Sunday 4th October: Moses' Prayer - Rossini
Sunday 11th October: Scott playing
Wednesday 14th October – no practice.
Sunday 18th October: Cantate Domino - Pitoni
Wednesday 21st October – Choir Night Out
Sunday 25th Cctober: The King Shall Rejoice - Handel
Wednesday 28th October: – practice

Music Lists for November

Sunday 1st November All Saints Day: anthem: Litany of the Holy Spirit - Hurford
Sunday 8th November Remembrance Day: anthem: Thou Knowest, Lord, the Secrets of our Hearts - Purcell
Sunday 15th November O Holy Jesu - White
Sunday 22nd November St Cecilia's Day: Come,Ye sons of Art -Purcell
Sunday 29th November 1st of Advent: Sheep may safely Graze - Bach
Monday 30th November Music for St Andrew's Day at the Guild