Sunday 23 June 10am – CHOIR

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) (C) Year of Luke

Gen 14:18-20; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Lk 9:11-17 – They ate as much as they wanted


  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera – The eternal gifts of Christ (Palestrina)
  • Motet: Ave Verum Corpus (Lassus)
  • Communio: (Gregorian 1 Cor 11: 24-25) Hoc corpus quod pro vobis tradetur: hic calix novi testamenti est in meo sanguine, dicit Dominus: hoc facite, quotiescumque sumitus, in meam commemorationem: This is my body which is given up for you; this is the cup of the new covenant in my blood” says the Lord. “Each time you do this, do it in memory of me”.
  • Hymns: Christ is the bread of life  BREAD OF LIFE; Sweet Sacrament divine DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude to the Introit for Corpus Christi – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
  • Organ Offertorium: Élévation for Corpus Christi – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
  • Organ Voluntary: Marche Heroique – Herbert Brewer (1865-1928)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 16 June 10am – CHOIR

Trinity Sunday (C) Year of Luke

Prov 8:22-31; Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15


  • Mass setting: Mass for Three Voices (W. Byrd)
  • Motet: O beata et benedicta et gloriosa Trinitas* (Palestrina)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Tob 12.6) Benedicimus Deum caeli, et coram omnibus viventibus confitebimur ei; quia fecit nobiscum misericordiam suam We bless the God of Heaven and will utter his praises before all who live; for he has dealt with us according to his mercy
  • Hymns: TIS TIS 478  I bind myself ST PATRICK; Holy God, we praise your name GROSSER GOTT
  • Organ Prelude: Preludio per Organo – Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘E’ – Graham Elliott (b. 1945)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata on ‘Nicaea’ – Page Carroll Long (b. 1933)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*O beata et benedicta et gloriosa Trinitas,
Pater, Filius et Spiritus Sanctus.

O beata et benedicta et gloriosa unitas,
Pater, Filius et Spiritus Sanctus.

O happy and blessed and glorious Trinity,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Alleluia

O happy and blessed and glorious Unity,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Alleluia

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Sunday 9 June 10am – CHOIR

Pentecost Sunday

Acts 2:1-11; Rom 8:8-17; Jn 14:15-16, 23-26

  • Introit: (Gregorian, Wis 1.7, Ps 67) Spiritus Domini replevit orbem terrarum, alleuia, et hoc quod continet omnia, scientiam habet vocis, alleuia, alleuia…The spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world, alleluia, and that which contains all things, has knowledge of the voice, alleluia.
  • Mass setting: Missa O Quam Gloriosum (Victoria)
  • Motet: Dum complerentur* (Palestrina)
  • Sequence: Holy Spirit Lord of Light
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Acts 2.2,4,11) Factus est repente de caelo sonus advenientis spiritus vehementis, ubi erant sedentes Alleluia, et repleti sunt omnes Spiritu Sancto loquentes magnalia Dei alleluia…. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind,wind coming where they were sitting, and all of them were filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking the wonderful works of God…
  • Hymns: TIS 398 Come down O Love Divine DOWN AMPNEY; O breathe on me, breath of God ST COLUMBA
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude to the Introit for the Feast of Pentecost – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘C’ – Johann Vierling (1750-1813)
  • Organ Voluntary: Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott (Fantasia) BWV 651 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes,
erant omnes pariter dicentes, Alleluia:
et subito factus est sonus de coelo, Alleluia,
tamquam spiritus vehementis,
et replevit totam domum, Alleluia.

When the day of Pentecost had come
they were all together talking, Alleluia:
and suddenly there was a sound from heaven, Alleluia,
as of a rushing mighty wind,
and it filled the whole house, Alleluia.

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Sunday 2 June 10am – CHOIR

The Ascension of the Lord (C) Year of Luke

Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Lk 24:46-53 Ascension_Mosaic_Lourdes

  • Mass setting: Missa Ascendo ad Patrem (Palestrina)
  • Motet: O Lord, arise* (Weelkes)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 67:33,34) Psallite Domino qui ascendit super caelos caelorum ad Orientem, alleluia Sing to the Lord who has ascended the highest heavens, alleluia.
  • Hymns: TIS 369 Hail the day that sees him rise CHISELHURST; TIS 192 Christ is the world’s redeemer MOVILLE
  • Organ Prelude: The Majesty of Christ (from L’Ascension) – Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992
  • Organ Offertorium: Fughetta in ‘Ab’ – Michael G. Fischer (1773-1829)
  • Organ Voluntary: Grand chœur pour l’Ascension – Adolphe Marty (1865-1942)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*O Lord, arise    Thomas Weelkes (1576–1623)
O Lord, arise into thy resting place, thou and the ark of thy strength. Save thy people, good Lord, and bless thine inheritance. Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness, and thy saints sing with joyfulness. Alleluia.

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Sunday 26 May 10am – CHOIR

6th Sunday of Easter (C) Year of Luke

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Apoc 21:10-14, 22-23; Jn 14.23-29 The Holy Spirit will remind you of all I have said to you


  • Mass setting: Missa Dixit Maria (Hassler)
  • Motet: O Thou the Central Orb (Gibbons)
  • Communio: (Gregorian Jn 14.26): Spiritus Sanctus docebit vos, alleluia: quaecumque dixero vobis, alleluia. The Holy Spirit will teach you, alleluia; all the things that I have said to you, alleluia.
  • Hymns: TIS 416 Great God your spirit JERUSALEM; Love divine, all loves excelling BLAENWERN
  • Organ Prelude: Fugue 3 on B.A.C.H. Opus 60 – Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • Organ Offertorium: De Angelis (Au temps Pascal) – Paul de Maleingreau (1887-1956)
  • Organ Voluntary: Versetten (Sonate d’Intavolatura) – Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 19 May 10am – CHOIR

5th Sunday of Easter (C) Year of Luke

Acts 14:21-27; Apoc 21:1-5; Jn 13:31-35 I give you a new commandment: love one another


  • Mass setting: Mass for five voices (W. Byrd)
  • Motet: Behold, the tabernacle of God* (Harris)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Jn 15.5) Ego sum vitis vera et vos palmites, qui manet in me, et ego in eo, hic fert fructum, alleluia…I am the true vine and you are the branches; those who abide in me and I in them, they shall bear much fruit, alleluia…
  • Hymns: TIS 408 Love divine, all loves excelling BLAENWERN, TIS 520 Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA (611)
  • Organ Prelude: Trio en Passacaille – André Raison (1645-1719)
  • Organ Offertorium: Orbis factor (Au temps Pascal) – Paul de Maleingreau (1887-1956)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fantasia in ‘G’ BWV 572 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men,
and the Spirit of God dwelleth within you.
For the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
For the love of whom ye do this day
celebrate the joys of the temple
with a season of festivity. Alleluia.

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Sunday 12 May 10am – CANTOR

4th Sunday of Easter (C) Year of Luke

Acts 13:14, 43-52, Apoc 7:9, 14-17; Jn 10:27-30 The lamb will be their shepherd, and lead them to springs of living water


  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Offertory Motet: He shall feed his flock* (G.F. Handel)
  • Communio: (Gregorian Jn 10.14) Ego sum pastor bonus, alleluia: et cognosco oves meas, et cognoscunt me meae… I am the good shepherd says the Lord. I know my sheep and my own know me…
  • Hymns: TIS 59 All people that on earth do dwell OLD 100TH; TIS 145 The king of love my shepherd is DOMINUS REGIT ME
  • Organ Prelude: Petit Canon (Trois Improvisations) – Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)
  • Organ Offertorium: Pater cuncta (Au temps Pascal) – Paul de Maleingreau (1887-1956)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude for organ – Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

*He shall feed his flock (from Messiah, G.F. Handel)
Then shall the eyes of the blind be open,
And the ears of the deaf unstopped
Then shall the lame man leap as an hart
And the tongue of the dumb shall sing.
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd
And He shall gather the lambs with His arms
And carry them in His bosom
And gently lead those that are with young.
(Isaiah 40:11)
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