Choral Repertoire

July | August | September | October | December

July 2019

Sunday, July 21

Introit: “Lift Thine Eyes” from Elijah | Felix Mendelssohn

Anthem (8:00): “Love Divine” | Howard Goodall

Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “The Road Home” | Stephen Paulus

Prayer Response (9:30 and 11:00): “Amen” | Morgan Simmons

Offertory Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “Love Divine” | Howard Goodall

Communion Anthem (8:00): “Ave Verum” | Karl Jenkins


Sunday, July 28

Introit: “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart” | A. H. Messiter; arr. Norman Clayton

Anthem (8:00): “How Blest Are They” | Richard Proulx

Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): Sung by Guest Choir

Prayer Response (9:30 and 11:00): “O Thou, That Hearest Prayer” | Eric DeLamarter

Offertory Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): Sung by Guest Choir

Communion Anthem (8:00): “A Whispered Prayer” | Ennis Fruhauf

 

August 2019

Sunday, August 4

Introit: “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” | John B. Dykes; arr. Norman J. Clayton

Anthem (8:00): “Tantum Ergo” | Gabriel Fauré

Offeratory Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “Panis Angelicus” | César Franck

Communion Anthem (8:00): “Ave Verum” | G. Fauré

Communion Anthem (9:30 and 11:00):
“Ave Verum” | G. Fauré
“Tantum Ergo” | G. Fauré

Sunday, August 11

Introit: “O Thou Sweetest Source of Gladness” | Louis Bourgeois; arr. Philip Ledger

Anthem: “Simple Gifts” | Shaker melody; arr. Aaron Copland

Prayer Response (9:30 and 11:00): “Amen” | Anonymous

Offertory Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me” | African American spiritual; arr. M. Roger Holland II

Communion Anthem (8:00): “A Gaelic Blessing” | Roland Martin


Sunday, August 18

Introit: “O Lord, Open Thou Our Lips” | George Guest

Anthem: “Laudamus te” from Gloria | Antonio Vivaldi

Prayer Response (9:30 and 11:00): “Amen” | Anonymous

Offertory Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “Alleluia” from Exsultate, Jubilate | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Communion Anthem (8:00): “Search Me, O God” | Edward J. Hopkins; arr. Ken Berg


Sunday, August 18

Introit: “Breathe On Me, Breath of God” | Robert Jackson; arr. Norman J. Clayton

Anthem: “Prayer Litany” | Helen Kemp

Prayer Response (9:30 and 11:00): “Amen” | Anonymous

Offertory Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “Blessing” | Katie Moran Bart

Communion Anthem (8:00): “Christ Be My Song” | Hal H. Hopson



September 2019

September 8

Introit: “Steal Away” | African American spiritual; arr. Malcolm Archer
                                           
Anthem: “Let Us Love One Another” | Michael Allen

Prayer Response (9:30 and 11:00): “Amen” | Morgan Simmons

Offertory Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “A Jubilant Song” | Mary Lynn Lightfoot

Communion Anthem (8:00): “A Gaelic Prayer” | David M. Lowry

 

September 15

Introit: “Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness” | Iain Quinn

Anthem: “He, Watching Over Israel” from Elijah | Felix Mendelssohn

Prayer Response (9:30 and 11:00): “Amen” | Heinrich Isaak

Offertory Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “Let the People, Praise Thee, O Lord”| William Mathias

Communion Anthem (8:00): “Jesu, Joy of All Desiring” | Johann Sebastian Bach

 

September 22

Introit: “Come and Fill Our Hearts with Your Love” | Jacques Berthier

Anthem (8:00): “Te Deum laudamus” | Charles V. Stanford

Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “Sicut cervus” | Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

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

Offertory Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “Caritas et Amor” | Z. Randall Stroope

Communion Anthem (8:00): “O Sacred Feast” | John Erickson

 

September 29

Introit: “O Lord, Open Thou Our Lips” | Richard Ayleward

Anthem: “King of Glory, King of Peace” | Harold W. Friedell

Prayer Response (9:30 and 11:00): “Amen” | Anonymous

Offertory Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “I Was Glad” | C. Hubert H. Parry

Communion Anthem (8:00): “Ubi caritas” | Maurice Duruflé


October 2019

October 6

Introit: “Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises” | South African song arr. Anders Nyberg

Anthem (8:00): “Consecration” | Bruce Saylor

Offertory Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “All You Works of the Lord” | Kenneth Jennings

Communion Anthem (8:00): “God Be In My Head” | Walford Davies

Communion Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “Alleluia” | Eric Whitacre

 

October 13

Introit: “Praise Ye the Lord” | Giovanni Biordi

Anthem: “Sing, My Soul, His Wondrous Love” | Ned Rorem

Prayer Response (9:30 and 11:00): “Amen” | Richard Warner

Offertory Anthem (9:30 and11:00): “Prayer” | René Clausen

Communion Anthem (8:00): “O Taste and See” | Heinrich Isaac

 

October 20

Introit (8:00): “Let the Words of My Mouth” | Eric H. Thiman

Introit(9:30 and 11:00): sung by the Children’s and Youth Choirs

Anthem (8:00): “To God Be the Glory” | Scottish Tune, arr. George Bayley

Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi” | Ron Nelson

Prayer Response (9:30 and 11:00): “Amen” | Dale Wood

Offertory Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “Oh How Beautiful, This Finely Woven Earth” | Greg Jasperse

Communion Anthem (8:00): “Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life” | Richard DeLong


October 27

Introit: “O Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord” | Stephen Sturk

Anthem: “Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep” | John Rutter

Prayer Response (9:30 and 11:00): “Amen” | J. Rutter

Offertory Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “Antiphon” | Benjamin Britten

Communion Anthem (8:00): “Lamp of Our Feet” | Robert J. Powell

 

December 2019

December 1

Introit: “Sanna, Sannanina” | South African song/arr. Greg Scheer

Anthem (8:00): “Never Weather-beaten Sail” | Charles Wood

Offertory Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come | Paul Manz

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

Communion Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “Veni redemptor gentium” | Jacob Handl

Communion Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “O esca viatorum” | Iain Quinn

 

December 8

Introit (8:00): “Prepare the Way of the Lord” | Richard Proulx

Introit (9:30): Sung by Youth Choir

Introit (11:00): Sung by Children’s Choir

Anthem (8:00): “E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come | Paul Manz

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

Prayer Response (9:30 and 11:00): “Amen” | Anonymous

Offertory Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “I Look From Afar” | Anthony Piccolo

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

 

December 8 | Festival of Advent Lessons and Music 6:30 p.m.

Rehearsal: 5:30 p.m.

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

 

December 15

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

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

Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “Oculi omnium” | Gabriel Jackson

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

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

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

December 22

Introit: “Our King and Savior Draweth Nigh” | Stephen Sturk

Anthem (8:00): “Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending” | Thomas Arne/arr. R. E. Martin

Christmas Cantata (9:30 and 11:00): “A Winter’s Night” | Cecilia McDowall

Prayer Response (9:30 and 11:00): “Amen” | Dale Wood

Offertory Anthem (9:30 and 11:00): “Love Came Down at Christmas” | John Rutter

Communion Anthem (8:00): “We Wait and Hope for the Lord” | Dale Wood

 

December 24

5:00 p.m. Chancel Choir rehearsal in Buchanan Chapel Choir Loft

6:00 p.m. service

Introit: “Away in a Manger” | William James Kirkpatrick/arr. David Willcocks

Anthem: “The Holly and the Ivy” | English carol/arr. John Rutter

Offertory Anthem: “What Sweeter Music” | John Rutter

 

7:00 p.m. Morning Choir rehearsal in Buchanan Chapel Choir Loft

8:00 and 10:00 p.m. services

Introit: “Away in a Manger” | William James Kirkpatrick/arr. David Willcocks

Anthem: “The Holly and the Ivy” | English carol/arr. John Rutter

Anthem: “Joys Seven” | English carol/arr. Stephen Cleobury

Offertory Anthem: “What Sweeter Music” | John Rutter

 

December 26: NO REHEARSAL

 

December 29

Introit: “Alleluia. To Us a Child is Born” | Iain Quinn

Anthem: “A Child is Born in Bethlehem” | Samuel Scheidt  

Prayer Response (9:30 and 11:00): “Amen” | Morgan Simmons

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

Communion Anthem (8:00): “Christmas Hymn” | Hugo Jüngst


January 2: Chancel and Morning Choir rehearsals resume



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).