Choral Repertoire

December 2014

 

Sunday, December 7

Introit – “Freedom Is Coming” – South African song

(8:00) Anthem – “Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding” – Eric H. Thiman

(9:30 and 11:00) Offertory Anthem – “This Is the Record of John”
     – Orlando Gibbons

(8:00) Communion Anthem – “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People”
     – Genevan psalter/arr. Paul Bunges

(9:30 and 11:00) Communion Anthems –
“O Magnum Mysterium” – Tomás Luis de Victoria
“Let All Mortal Flesh” – Edward C. Bairstow


Sunday, December 14

(8:00) Introit – “Our King and Savior Draweth Nigh” – Stephen Sturk

(9:30 and 11:00) Introit – “Keep Your Lamps” – Andre Thomas

 (8:00) Anthem – “Gabriel, from Heaven Descending” – Seth Bingham

(9:30 and 11:00) Anthem – “A Maiden Most Gentle” – French carol
     arr. Andrew Carter

(9:30 and 11:00) Prayer Response – “Amen” – Philip Baker

(9:30 and 11:00) Offertory Anthem – “Ave Maria” – Franz Biebl

(8:00) Communion Anthem – “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”
     – Gustav Holst

(6:30) Introit – “Matin Responsory” – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

(6:30) Anthem – “Qui sedes” – Josef Rheinberger

(6:30) Anthem – “The Word Was God” – Rosephanye Powell

(6:30) Offertory Anthem – “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” – Plainsong
     arr. Jocelyn Hagen


Sunday, December 21

(8:00) Introit – “Our King and Savior Draweth Nigh’ – Leo Sowerby
 
(9:30 and 11:00) Introit – Sung by the Children’s and Youth Choirs

(8:00) Anthem – “O Thou, the Central Orb” – Charles Wood

(9:30 and 11:00) Prayer Response – “Amen” – John Stainer

(9:30 and 11:00) Offertory Cantata – “A Ceremony of Carols”
     – Benjamin Britten

(8:00) Communion Anthem – “The Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee”
     – Jean Berger


Wednesday, December 24 | Christmas Eve

Introit – “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” – Polish carol
     arr. David Willcocks

Anthem – “To Us Is Born Emmanuel” – Michael Praetorius

Offertory Anthem – “Christmas Hymn” – Hugo Jüngst


Sunday, December 28

Introit – “Alleluia. To Us a Child Is Born” – Iain Quinn

Anthem – “A Child Is Born in Bethlehem” – Samuel Scheidt
     arr. David Willcocks

(9:30 and 11:00) Prayer Response “Alleluia, Amen” – Parke S. Barnard

(9:30 and 11:00) Offertory Anthem – “Ding Dong! Merrily on High”
     – French carol/arr. Charles Wood

(8:00) Communion Anthem – “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” – Polish carol
     arr. David Willcocks


January 2015


Sunday, January 4

Introit – “Saw You Never in the Twilight” – Harold Friedell

Anthem – “A Christmas Carol” – Charles Ives

(9:30 and 11:00 Prayer Response – “Amen” – Florence Worthington

(9:30 and 11:00) Offertory Anthem – “How Far Is It to Bethlehem?”
     – Geoffrey Shaw

(8:00) Communion Anthem – “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”
     – French folk melody/arr. H. Barrie Cabena

 

Adult choirs information, including rehearsal schedules, is available here.

Children and youth choirs information, ncluding rehearsal schedules, is available here.


For more information about choral repertoire at Fourth Presbyterian Church, contact John Sherer, Organist and Director of Music (312.981.3592).