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Choral Evensong, 28 November 2020, 6:15pm

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Choral Evensong, 25 October 2020

Service Summary and Order of Service

Organ Prelude: Jean Langlais (1907-1991) – Chant de paix; Preces and Responses: Humphrey Clucas (b.1941); Psalm: 85: 8-13 (Chant: G. C. Martin); First Reading: Micah 4: 1-5; Hymn: For the healing of the nations; Canticles: Herbert Brewer (1865-1928) – from Evening Canticles in D; Second Reading: James 4: 1-10; Anthem: Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656) – Be strong and of a good courage; Final Hymn: In Christ there is no East or West; Organ Voluntary: Joseph Jongen (1873-1953) – Prière, Op. 37, no. 3;
Officiant: The Rev’d John Stewart; Preacher: The Rev’d Dr John Deane; Reader: Susan Hamilton; Intercessor: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Organist: Alistair Nelson; Organ Scholar: Callum Knox; The Choir of St James’

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Choral Eucharist, 25 October 2020

Service Summary and Order of Service

Organ Prelude: Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968) – Ubi caritas, Op. 8, no. 9; Introit: Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585) – A new commandment; Setting: Alonso Lobo (1555-1617) – Missa Maria Magdalene; First Reading: Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; Psalm: 1 (Chant: J. Goss); Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-13; Gospel: Matthew 22:34-46; Offertory Hymn: O love, how deep, how broad, how high! (NEH 425); Communion Motet: Francis Pott (b. 1957) – Ubi caritas; Final Hymn: God is love: let heav’n adore him; (NEH 364); Voluntary: Henri Mulet (1878-1967) – Carillon-Sortie;
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev’d John Stewart; Deacon: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Subdeacon: Chris Blunden; Reader and Intercessor: Roger Pitcher; Crucifer: David Burchell; Thurifer: Stephen Samild; Head of Music: Warren Trevelyan-Jones; Organist: Alistair Nelson; Organ Scholar: Callum Knox; The Choir of St James’

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Choral Evensong, 21 October 2020

Service Summary and Order of Service

Organ Prelude: Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933) – Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, Op. 65, no. 61; Preces and Responses: Richard Ayleward (1626-1669); Psalm: 119: 145-152 (Chant: M. Archer); First Reading: Daniel 4: 28-37; Canticles: Sydney Watson (1903-1991); from Evening Service in E; Second Reading: 1 Peter 3: 17 – 4: 2; Anthem: Herbert Howells (1892-1983) – My eyes for beauty pine; Hymn: At even when the sun was set; Organ Voluntary: Sigfrid Karg-Elert – Nach einer Prüfung kurzer Tage, Op. 65, no. 30;
Officiant: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Reader: Alex Siegers; Intercessor: The Rev’d John Stewart; Organist: Alistair Nelson; The Choir of St James’

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Choral Eucharist, 18 October 2020

Service Summary and Order of Service

Organ Prelude: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) – ‘Rhosymedre’ from Three Preludes founded on Welsh Hymn Tunes; Introit: Vaughan Williams – O taste and see; Setting: Franz Schubert (1797-1828) – Mass in G, D. 167; First Reading: Jeremiah 8: 22 – 9: 3; Psalm: 145: 10 – 18 (Chant: H. Smart); Second Reading: 2 Timothy 4: 9 – 17a; Gospel: Luke 10: 1- 9; Offertory Hymn: Light’s Abode, celestial Salem (NEH 401); Communion Motet: Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585) – Mihi autem nimis; Final Hymn: Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old (NEH 324); Voluntary: Samuel Wesley (1766-1837) – Voluntary XI in A major, Op. 6, no. 11: Larghetto maestoso – Allegro;
Celebrant: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Deacon: Rev’d Ron Henderson OGS; Subdeacon: Chris Cook; Preacher: Associate Professor Michael Horsburgh AM; Reader: Alan Melrose; Intercessor: Christopher Richardson; Crucifer: Ross Douglas; Thurifer: Peter Douglas; Head of Music: Warren Trevelyan-Jones; Organist: Alistair Nelson; Organ Scholar: Callum Knox; The Choir of St James’

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Choral Evensong, 14 October 2020

Service Summary and Order of Service

Organ Prelude: William Russell (1777-1813) – Voluntary V in D minor (c.1804); Preces and Responses: John Reading (c.1645-1692); Psalm: 119: 105-112 (Chant: I. A. Atkins); First Reading: Daniel 2: 17-35; Canticles: Thomas Attwood Walmisley (1814-1856) – Magnificat in D minor; Second Reading: 1 Peter 1: 18 – 2: 3; Anthem: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) – O taste and see; Hymn: Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear; Organ Voluntary: T. A. Walmisley – Prelude and Fugue in E minor;
Officiant: The Rev’d John Stewart; Reader: Luke Iredale; Intercessor: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Organist: Alistair Nelson; Organ Scholar: Callum Knox; The Choir of St James’

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Choral Eucharist, 11 October 2020

Service Summary and Order of Service

Organ Prelude: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – Schmücke dich, O meine Seele, BWV 654; Introit: Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) – Locus iste; Setting: Giovanni Croce (1557-1609) – Missa Prima ‘sexti toni’; First Reading: Exodus 32.1-14 ; Psalm: 106.1-6, 20-24 (Chant: Herbert Howells); Second Reading: Philippians 4.1-9; Gospel: Matthew 22.1-14; Offertory Hymn: Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness (NEH 280); Communion Motet: Edgar Bainton (1880-1956) – And I saw a new heaven; Final Hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation (NEH 427); Voluntary: Johann Sebastian Bach – Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 546;
Celebrant: The Rev’d John Stewart; Deacon and Preacher: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Subdeacon: Jeremy Hall; Reader and Intercessor: Christopher Telford; Crucifer: David Burchell; Thurifer: Stephen Samild; Head of Music: Warren Trevelyan-Jones; Organist: Alistair Nelson; Organ Scholar: Callum Knox; The Choir of St James’

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Choral Evensong, 7 October 2020

Service Summary and Order of Service

Organ Prelude: William Russell (1777-1813) – ‘Maestoso & Andante maestoso’ from Voluntary VII (c.1804); Introit: Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) – Locus iste; Preces and Responses: Philip Radcliffe (1905-1986); Psalm: 84: 1-10 (Chants: C. H. H. Parry); First Reading: 1 Kings 8: 22-24, 27-30; Canticles: Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) – Short Service; Second Reading: 1 Peter 2: 4-10; Anthem: William H. Harris (1883-1973) – Behold, the tabernacle of God; Hymn: The Church’s one foundation; Organ Voluntary: William Russell – ‘Allegro’ from Voluntary VII (c.1804);
Officiant: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Reader and Intercessor: The Rev’d John Stewart; Organist: Alistair Nelson; Organ Scholar: Callum Knox; The Choir of St James’

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Choral Eucharist, 4 October 2020

Service Summary and Order of Service

Prelude: C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918) – Chorale Prelude on Martyrdom ‘As pants the hart’; Introit: Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585) – O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit; Mass setting: Charles V. Stanford (1852-1924) – Communion Service in B-flat and C; First Reading: Exodus 20: 1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Psalm: 19 (Chant: I. A. Atkins); Second Reading: Philippians 3: 4b-14; Gospel: Matthew 21: 33-46; Offertory Hymn: I heard the voice of Jesus say (NEH 376); Motet: Herbert Howells (1892-1983) – Like as the hart; Hymn: O Praise ye the Lord (NEH 427); Voluntary: Edward Elgar (1857-1934), arr. G. R. Sinclair – Pomp and Circumstance March no. 4;
Celebrant: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Deacon and Preacher: Christopher Waterhouse; Subdeacon: David McQuoid; Crucifer: Brooke Shelley; Thurifer: Stephen Samild; Reader: Susan Hamilton; Intercessor: Alan Melrose; Head of Music: Warren Trevelyan-Jones; Organist: Alistair Nelson; Organ Scholar: Callum Knox; The Choir of St James’

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Choral Evensong, 30 September 2020

Service Summary and Order of Service

Organ Prelude: Edward Elgar (1857-1934) – ‘II. Allegro, III. Andantino & V. Poco lento’ from Vesper Voluntaries; Preces and Responses: Richard Ayleward (1626-1669); Psalm: 73: 1-4, 12, 15-17, 20-25 (Chants: S. S. Wesley); First Reading: Maccabees 4: 1-36; Canticles: William Byrd – Second Service; Second Reading: Colossians 1: 21-29; Anthem: Charles V. Stanford (1852-1924) – O for a closer walk with God; Hymn: Spread, O spread, thou mighty word; Organ Voluntary: Edward Elgar – ‘Introduction (Adagio), VIII. Poco Allegro & Coda’ from Vesper Voluntaries;
Officiant: The Rev’d John Stewart; Reader: Christopher Richardson; Intercessor: Christopher Waterhouse; Crucifer: Stephen Samild; Head of Music: Warren Trevelyan-Jones; Organist: Alistair Nelson; The Choir of St James’

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Choral Evensong, 27 September 2020

Service Summary and Order of Service

Organ Prelude: Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) – Les Anges from La Nativité; Preces and Responses: Richard Ayleward (1626-1669); Psalm: 148 (Chant: F. A. G. Ouseley); First Reading: Daniel 10: 1-14; Hymn: Ye holy angels bright; Canticles: Edward C. Bairstow (1874-1946) – Evening Service in D; Second Reading: Revelations 8: 1-6; Anthem: Richard Dering (c.1580-1630) – Factum est silentium in caelo; Final Hymn: Bright the vision that delighted; Organ Voluntary: Jean Langlais (1907-1991) – Grands Jeux from Suite Brève;
Officiant: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Preacher: Assoc Prof Michael Horsburgh AM; Intercessor: The Rev’d John Stewart; Reader: Beverley Horsburgh; Head of Music: Warren Trevelyan-Jones; Organist: Alistair Nelson; Organ Scholar: Callum Knox; The Choir of St James’

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Choral Eucharist, 27 September 2020

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Organ Prelude: C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918) – Chorale Prelude on ‘St Cross’; Introit: Jacob Handl (1550-1591) – Michael, coeli signifier; Mass setting: John Ireland (1879-1962) – Office of the Holy Communion in C; First Reading: Exodus 17: 1-7; Psalm: 78: 1-4, 11-16 (Chant: C. V. Stanford); Second Reading: Philippians 2: 1-13; Gospel: Matthew 21: 23-32; Offertory Hymn: At the name of Jesus; Motet: Jacobus Clemens non Papa (c.1510/15-1555/6) – Ecce quam bonum; Final Hymn: Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim; Organ Voluntary: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 545;
Celebrant: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Deacon: Christopher Waterhouse; Subdeacon: John Dakin; Preacher: The Rev’d Catherine Eaton; Crucifer: Peter McInerney; Thurifer: Stephen Samild; Reader and Intercessor: John Dakin; Head of Music: Warren Trevelyan-Jones; Organist: Alistair Nelson; Organ Scholar: Callum Knox; The Choir of St James’

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Choral Evensong, 23 September 2020

Service Summary and Order of Service

Organ Prelude: Théodore Dubois (1837-1924) – Déploration; Preces and Responses: John Sanders (1933-2003); Psalm: 55: 12-25 (Chants: J. Barnby and C. L. Naylor); First Reading: Maccabees 2: 1-28; Canticles: Charles V. Stanford (1852-1924) – Evening Service in C; Second Reading: Ephesians 5: 6-20; Anthem: Charles V. Stanford – Beati quorum via; Hymn: Lord of all being, throned afar; Organ Voluntary: Théodore Dubois – Grand chœur in B-flat;

Officiant: Christopher Waterhouse; Reader: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Intercessor: The Rev’d John Stewart; Crucifer: Ross Douglas; Head of Music: Warren Trevelyan-Jones; Organist: Alistair Nelson; The Choir of St James’

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Choral Eucharist, 20 September 2020

Service Summary and Order of Service

Organ Prelude: Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) – Banquet celeste; Introit: Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594) – Domine in auxilium meum; Mass setting: Orlando di Lasso – Missa Puisque j’ay perdu; First Reading: Exodus 16: 2-15; Psalm: 105: 1-6, 37-45 (Chants: I. A. Atkins, F. A. G. Ouseley, C. V. Stanford); Second Reading: Philippians 1:21-30; Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16; Offertory Hymn: Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour; Motet: Orlando di Lasso – Pater noster a 4; Final Hymn: May the mind of Christ my Saviour; Organ Voluntary: Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) – ‘Allegro maestoso et vivace’ from Sonata no. 4;
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Deacon: The Rev’d Ron Henderson OGS; Subdeacon: Roger Pitcher; Crucifer: David Burchell; Thurifer: Christopher Waterhouse; Reader: Sue Willgoss; Intercessor: Richard Willgoss; Head of Music: Warren Trevelyan-Jones; Organist: Alistair Nelson; Organ Scholar: Callum Knox; The Choir of St James’

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Choral Evensong, 16 September 2020

Service Summary and Order of Service

Organ Prelude: Louis Vierne (1870-1937) – Choral, Op. 31, no. 16; Preces and Responses: William Smith (1603-1645), arr. R. Marlowe; Psalm: 39 (Chant: G. M. Garrett ); First Reading: Maccabees 1: 41-64; Canticles: Herbert Sumsion (1899-1995) – Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G; Second Reading: Ephesians 2: 11-22; Anthem: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876) – Wash me throughly; Hymn: Christ is our corner-stone; Organ Voluntary: Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) – Fugue in G major, Op. 37, no 2b;

Officiant: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Reader: The Rev’d John Stewart; Intercessor: Christopher Waterhouse; Crucifer: Stephen Samild; Head of Music: Warren Trevelyan-Jones; Organist: Alistair Nelson; Organ Scholar: Callum Knox; The Choir of St James’

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Choral Eucharist, 13 September 2020

Service Summary and Order of Service

Organ Prelude: Samuel Wesley (1766-1837) – Voluntary in C minor, Op. 6, no. 3; Introit: Richard Farrant (c.1525-1580) – Hide not thou thy face from us, O Lord; Mass setting: Charles Wood (1866-1926) – Missa Portae Honoris; First Reading: Exodus 14:19-31; Psalm: 114 (Tonus peregrinus); Second Reading: Romans 14:1-14; Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35; Offertory Hymn: We pray thee, heavenly Father; Motet: Richard H. Lloyd (b.1933) – View me Lord; Final Hymn: O God, our help in ages past; Organ Voluntary: C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918) – Chorale Prelude on St Anne’s;
Celebrant: The Rev’d John Stewart; Deacon: Christopher Waterhouse; Subdeacon: Associate Professor Michael Horsburgh AM; Preacher: The Rev’d Glenn Maytum; Crucifer: Peter McInerney; Thurifer: Stephen Samild; Reader and Intercessor: Bev Horsburgh; Head of Music: Warren Trevelyan-Jones; Organist: Alistair Nelson; Organ Scholar: Callum Knox; The Choir of St James’

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Choral Evensong, 9 September 2020

Service Summary and Order of Service

Organ Prelude: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), arr. N. Rawsthorne – Sheep may safely graze; Preces and Responses: Alistair Nelson (b.1980); Psalm: 23 (Chant: Alistair Nelson (b.1980)); First Reading: Judith 14; Magnificat: Francesco Soriano (1549-1621) – Magnificat primi toni; Second Reading: John 5: 1-12; Nunc dimittis: Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) – Nunc dimittis; Anthem: J. S. Bach – Jesu, joy of man’s desiring; Hymn: Jesu, my Lord, my God, my all; Organ Voluntary: Dietrich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707) – Fugue in C, BuxWV 174;

Officiant: The Rev’d John Stewart; Reader: Christopher Waterhouse; Intercessor: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Crucifer: Stephen Samild; Head of Music: Warren Trevelyan-Jones; Organist: Alistair Nelson; The Choir of St James’

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Choral Eucharist, 6 September 2020

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Organ Prelude: J. S. Bach – O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig; Introit: S. S. Wesley – Lead me Lord; Mass setting: Byrd – Mass for 4 voices; First Reading: Exodus 12: 1-14; Psalm: 149 (Chant: C. V. Stanford); Second Reading: Romans 13: 1-10; Gospel: Matthew 18: 10-20; Hymn: O thou not made with hands (NEH 430); Motet: Gabriel Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine; Hymn: Love Divine, all loves excelling (NEH 408i); Voluntary: J. S. Bach – Nun danket alle Gott;
Celebrant: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Deacon and Preacher: Associate Professor Michael Horsburgh AM; Subdeacon: Roger Pitcher; Reader and Intercessor: Bev Horsbugh; Crucifer: David McQuoid; Thurifer: Stephen Samild; Head of Music: Warren Trevelyan-Jones; Organist: Alistair Nelson; Organ Scholar: Callum Knox; The Choir of St James’

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Evensong, 2 September 2020

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Organ Prelude: Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers (c.1632-1714) – L’hymne des martyrs: Deus tuorum militum, Fugue grave sur le sujet de l’hymne précédente, Couplet de l’hymne précédente en Variation de Cornet; Preces and Responses: plainsong; Psalm: 116: 1-8 (tone II.i.); First Reading: Jeremiah 15: 15-21; Canticles: Titus Grenyer (b.1988) – Magnificat and Nunc dimittis on a Hexatonic scale; Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 6: 1-10; Hymn: Martyrs of God, whose strength was steeled; Organ Voluntary: C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918) – Elegy

Officiant: The Rev’d Andrew Sempell; Reader and Intercessor: Christopher Waterhouse; Crucifer: Peter Douglas; Organist: Alistair Nelson; Cantors: Claire Burrell-McDonald and Alex Siegers

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