Sunday 11 December 10am – CHOIR + CANTOR

3rd Sunday of Advent (A) GAUDETE – Year of Matthew

Is 35:1-6,10; James 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11

  • Mass setting: Mass VIII (de Angelis)
  • Motet: Rejoice in the Lord alway* (Purcell)
  • Communio: (Gregorioan, Isaiah 35.4) Dicite: Pusilanimes confortamini, et nolite timere: ecce Deus noster veniet, et salvabit nos. Say “Take courage, you who are fainthearted, and do not fear; behold, our God will come and he will save us”
  • Hymns: Lo, He comes with clouds descending HELMSLEY; The truth from above (Vaughan Williams)
  • Organ Prelude: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen –  Johannes Brahms  (1833-1897)
  • Organ Voluntary: Ave Maris Stella – Plein Jeu à 5 – Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

*Rejoice in the Lord alway,
and again I say rejoice.
Let your moderation be known unto all men.
The Lord is at hand.
Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving,
let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Sunday 4 December 10am – CHOIR

2nd Sunday of Advent (A) Year of Matthew

Is 11:1-10; Rom 15:4-9; Mt 3:1-12

  • Mass setting: Missa simplex
  • Motet: This is the record of John* (Orlando Gibbons)
  • Communio: Jerusalem surge, et sta in excelso, et vide jucunditatem quae veniet tibi a Deo tuo. Arise, 0 Jerusalem, and stand on high; and behold the joy that shall come to you from your God.
  • Hymns: Advent prose (Rorate caeli); O come, o come Emmanuel VENI EMMANUEL
  • Organ Prelude: Meditation ‘Conditor Alme’ – Alec Rowley (1892-1958)
  • Organ Voluntary: Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, Allzugleich – Johann Walther   (1684-1748)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*This is the record of John,
when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him,
Who art thou?
And he confessed and denied not, and said plainly,
I am not the Christ.

And they asked him, What art thou then? Art thou Elias?
And he said, I am not.
Art thou the prophet?
And he answered, No.

Then said they unto him,
What art thou? that we may give an answer unto them that sent us.
What sayest thou of thyself?
And he said, I am the voice of him that crieth in the wilderness,
Make straight the way of the Lord.