Friday, 15 November 2013

Music for December

Sunday December 1st
anthem: Be Thou My Vision - German trad arr. LD
offertory voluntary: Nun komm den heiden heiland  - Bach
recessional voluntary: Venez, divin Messie - Lebégue

Sunday December 8th - Communion
introit: Adoro te devote - Peter Worlock
offertory voluntary: Meditation on Tantum Ergo - LD
recessional voluntary: Prelude in G major - Bach

Sunday December 15th Gift Service
anthem: Lo how a rose e'er Blooming - German trad arr Wood.
offertory voluntary: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen - Brahms
recessional voluntary: Prelude to Te Deum - Charpentier

Sunday December 22nd Nativity Play
anthem: In Dulci Jubilo - Pearsall
offertory voluntary: Puer Natus in Bethlehem - Arnaud
recessional voluntary: Litanies - Alain

Christmas Day:
offertory voluntary: What shall I give to the Child in the Manger - trad Spanish
recessional voluntary: In Dulci Jubilo - Bach

Sunday December 29th - Scott playing

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Music for November

Sunday 3rd November
anthem: From the Rising of the Sun - Ouseley
offertory voluntary: O Lord whose mercies numberless from Saul - Handel
recessional voluntary: Tuba Tube - C.S.Lang

Sunday 10th November - Remembrance Sunday
anthem: Pie Jesu - Lloyd Webber
offertory voluntary: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen -Mahler
recessional voluntary: Prelude in C minor - Bach

Sunday 17th November
anthem: Cantate Domino - Pitoni
offertory voluntary: O Star of Eve - Wagner 
recessional voluntary: Trumpet Tune - Stanley

Sunday 24th November
anthem:  Soul of my Saviour - Faber
offertory voluntary: Ombra mai fu from Serse. - Handel
recessional voluntary: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The Beauty of the British Organ

A distinguished group of 30 or so organists from the Netherlands will be touring Scotland and the North of England in October. We are very pleased that one of the organs they have chosen to view is our mighty Harrison and Harrison in its centenary year.

The group will make a whistle-stop visit to the church on Tuesday 22nd October from 5-6 and some of them will put the instrument through its paces.

Music for October

Sunday October 6th

Service at 2 p.m. anthem tbd
Offertory music: Alle Menschen müssen sterben BWV 643 - Bach
Recessional voluntary: Wir glauben all' an einen Gott BWV 680 - Bach

Sunday October 13th
Anthem: Teach me, O Lord, the Way of your Statutes - Attwood
Offertory music: Allemande from French Suite no. 5 in G major BWV 816 - Bach
Recessional voluntary: War March of the Priests - Mendelssohn

Sunday October 20th
Anthem: Nunc Dimittis in Bb - Stanford
Offertory music: Sinfonia: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit BWV 106 - Bach
Recessional voluntary: Sortie in Eb - Lefébure-Wély

Sunday October 27th
Anthem: God so loved the World - Stainer
Offertory music: Jesu,Meine Freude BWV 610 - Bach
Recessional voluntary: Allegro from Concerto No 2 in A minor BWV 593 - Vivaldi arr. Bach

Two new anthems

Here are links to:

Be thou my vision - set to  Ännchen von Tharau  as sung by Fritz Wunderlich. HERE

Cantique de Jean Racine - Fauré HERE

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Forthcoming Diary Dates

Sunday 22nd September
Songs of Praise at St Ninian's, 4 p.m. Choir asked to be there 3ish.

Friday 27th September
Organ Recital 7 p.m.

Sunday 6th October
Morning Service in Hall, main service in Church at 2 p.m.

Tuesday 22nd October 5-6 p.m.
Visit of Dutch Organists (tea/coffee and biscuits)

Choir practices are now at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesdays

Friday, 23 August 2013

Choir Practices

Choir Practices resume on Wednesday 11th September 2013. All welcome.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Centenary Recitals

The first of our two celebrity Centenary Recitals was given last night, in front of a large and very appreciative audience, by Ian Hare of Lancaster University. The event was greatly enhanced by the audience's being able to view the organist's hands and feet, sometimes, due to a split screen both at the same time, on a screen. We are indebted to David Hart for his technological wizardry in making this happen. Many thanks, too, to Robert Patterson, organist of St Etheldreda's, Ely Place, for very kindly acting as page-turner for the event, thus allowing me to hear the organ properly from a seat in the nave.

The Souvenir Programme can be downloaded HERE.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Music for June

Wednesday 22nd May - final choir rehearsal until September 4th

Sunday 2nd June:
Anthem: Lead me, Lord - Wesley
Offering voluntary: Le Verbe - Messiaen
Recessional: Toccata -  Gigout

Friday 7th June 7 p.m. Celebrity Recital - Ian Hare

Sunday 9th June: Communion
Introit: O salutaris hostia - Elgar
Offering voluntary: Prière à Notre Dame - Boëllmann
Recessional: Toccata -  Boëllmann

Sunday 16th & 23rd Scott playing

Sunday June 30th
Anthem: The King shall rejoice - Handel
Recessional: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Music for May

Sunday May 5th
anthem: O, Holy Jesu - White
offering voluntary: Prelude in G major opus 37 Mendessohn
final voluntary: Fugue in G major opus 37 - Mendelssohn
Sunday May 12th
anthem: Good Christian Men, rejoice and Sing - Ernest Bullock
offering voluntary: Andante from Piano Concerto no 21 - Mozart
final voluntary: "Giant" Fugue in D minor BWV 680 - J.S.Bach
Sunday May 19th - Pentecost
anthem: Litany of the Holy Spirit - Peter Hurford
offering voluntary: "Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier" BWV 633
final voluntary: Fantasia super "Komm, Heilger Geist, Herr Gott" BWV 651 - J.S.Bach
Sunday May 26th - Trinity Sunday
anthem: Holy, holy, holy - Schubert
offering voluntary: Romance - Shostakovich
final voluntary: La Réjouissance - Handel

Obiter dictum

From the Yorkshire Gazette, 21 Mar 1840:

"WHITBY. A regular flare-up took place at the Roman Catholic chapel, in this town, on Sunday morning last. When Mr. Conaty, the priest, entered the pulpit, the choir was engaged in singing, which being terminated, he began to find fault with the organist for playing out of tune, and said it was all for want of practice; that it cost him (the priest) two or three shillings a-week keeping fires in the chapel, for the organist to practice, and that he never attended. Mr Lawson, on behalf of the organist, who is his son, said it was for want of fires being kept that the organ was out of tune, the pipes had got wasted. The priest denied it and told him to sit down and hold his tongue. Mr. Lawson said he would not. A scene now occurred which passed all description. The singers left the chapel, the congregation was all in confusion, and Mr. Lawson declared that neither he nor any of his family should ever assist the choir again. In the afternoon the priest went to Mr. Lawson's, (who is the head of the most respectable Roman Catholic family in Whitby), and apologised for his conduct, and after much-ado we hear the apology was accepted, and in the evening the choir was kept up as usual."

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Music for April

Sunday 7th April
Dr Blackwell playing

Sunday 14th April
anthem: "Lord for tomorrow and its needs"- Caswall (1814-1878)
Offertory Music: "Adagio" - Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Voluntary: "Fantasia in G minor" BWV542 - Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 21st April
anthem: "Ave Verum" - Mozart (1759-1791)
Offertory Music: "Chanson du Matin" - Elgar (1857-1934)
Voluntary: "Fugue in G minor" BWV542 - Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 28th April
anthem: "Teach me, O Lord" - Attwood (1765-1838)
Offertory Music: "Siciliano" - Handel (1785-1759)
Voluntary: "Tu es Petra" - Mulet (1878-1967)

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

John Scott Whiteley

Our second celebrity recitalist is doing an hour's programme of Bach on Sky Arts 2 this evening (Wednesday 23rd January) at 9 p.m.