Choral Repertoire

December 2016

Sunday, December 4

Introit – “Prepare the Way of the Lord” – Richard Proulx

(8:00) Anthem – “Christ Is Nigh” – Scottish folk song / arr. Mark Schweizer

(9:30 and 11:00) Offertory Anthem – “Lo! How a Rose E’er Blooming”
   Hugo Distler

(8:00, 9:30, 11:00) Communion Anthem - “Never Weather-beaten Sail”
   Charles Wood

(9:30 and 11:00) Communion Anthem – “O Radiant Dawn” – James MacMillan


Sunday, December 11

Introit – “Our King and Savior Draweth Nigh” – Stephen Sturk

(8:00) Anthem – “The Desert Shall Rejoice” – Malcolm Archer

(9:30 and 11:00) Anthem – “Confortamini et Iam Nolite Timere”
   Orlandus Lassus

(9:30 and 11:00) Prayer Response – “Amen” – Orlando Gibbons

(9:30 and 11:00) Offertory Anthem – “The Desert Shall Rejoice”
   Malcolm Archer

(8:00) Communion Anthem – “In the Stillness” – Arlen Clarke


Sunday, December 11, 6:30 p.m. Festival of Lessons and Music

Introit – “Matin Responsory” – Robert W. Lehman

Anthem – “Christ the Apple Tree” – Stanford E. Scriven

Anthem – “Lux Aurumque” – Eric Whitacre

Offertory Anthem – “E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come” – Paul Manz


Sunday, December 18

Introit – “Our King and Savior Now Draws Near” – Iain Quinn

(8:00) Anthem – “Rejoice, Rejoice Believers” – English melody
   arr. Evelyn Larter

(9:30 and 11:00) Prayer Response – “We Wait and Hope for the Lord”
   Dale Wood

(9:30 and 11:00) Offertory Cantata – “Christmas Cantata” – Daniel Pinkham

(8:00) Communion Anthem – “O Word, that Goest Forth on High”
   Robert Lehman


Saturday, December 24

(6:00, 8:30, and 11:00) Introit – “Away in a Manger”
   William James Kirkpatrick / arr. David Willcocks

(6:00, 8:30, and 11:00) Anthem – “Shepherd’s Pipe Carol” – John Rutter

(8:30 and 11:00) Anthem – “Gaudate” – Stephen Sametz

(6:00) Offertory Anthem – “On Christmas Night” – English carol
   arr. Philip Ledger

(8:30 and 11:00) Offertory Anthem – “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”
   French carol / arr. Christopher Paul Aspaas 


Sunday, December 25, 11:00 a.m.
(There will be no 8:00 or 9:30 a.m. service.)

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

Anthem  - “Love Came Down at Christmas” – John Rutter

Prayer Response – “Amen” – Clarence Dickinson

Offertory Anthem – “What Sweeter Music” – J. Rutter

                                    


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

Children and youth choirs information, including 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).