The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea

Services & Music – December 2017

 

Friday 1st December    Nicholas Ferrar (1637), Deacon                      World Aids Day

11.00am Mothers’ Union Archidiaconal Eucharist

 

Saturday 2nd The Saints, Martyrs & Missionaries of Asia

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

2.00pm Enthronement of the Most Revd John D.E. Davies as Archbishop of Wales at Brecon Cathedral

7.30pm Concert by Swansea Philharmonic Choir: A Celebration of British Choral Music

Tickets £15(£7.50) from ticket secretary 01792 299443 Grand Theatre Box Office 01792 475715, or on door

www.swanseaphilchoir.org

 

SUNDAY 3rd December          Advent Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 24, 36, 39, 31                            Advent Prose

Malcolm Archer                    Advent Wreath Prayers

John Ireland in C

Boris Ord                                Adam lay ybounden

Kenneth Leighton                                 Fantasy on Helmsley

 

6.00pm Advent Carol Service

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Matin & Vesper

Responsories

Ralph Vaughan Williams       This is the truth

Thomas Ravenscroft              Remember, O thou man

Otto Goldschmidt                  A tender shoot

arr. Edgar Pettman                                Gabriel’s Message

Percy Buck                             The Renunciation

Johann Sebastain Bach           Fuga supra Vom Himmel hoch

 

Monday 4th December

7.15pm Christmas Classics Concert: Swansea Community Orchestra, with St Mary’s Choir

Tickets: adults £8 (children free) available at the door, for further information www.swanseaorchestra.org.uk

 

Tuesday 5th

12.30pm Eucharist, with Healing

No Evensong Today

 

Wednesday 6th Nicholas (c.342), Bishop

10.30am Holy Eucharist

12.30pm Lunchtime Service

 

Friday 8th Cynidr (6th century), Bishop

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

 

Saturday 9th

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

 

SUNDAY 10th December        Advent Two

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Helen Rees, Associate Priest

Hymns: 26, 34, 608, 29                          Advent Prose

Malcolm Archer                    Advent Wreath Prayers

Giovanni Grossi                     Messa a quattro voci

Ralph Vaughan Williams       This is the truth

Dietrich Buxtehude              Praeludium in G, BuxVW 147

 

4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 25, 26

Thomas Ebdon Responses                     Ps 40 (Plainsong)

Healy Willan                          Faux-Bourdons

Otto Goldschmidt                  A tender shoot

 

 

Wednesday 13th            Ember Day

Lucy (304), Martyr

10.30am Holy Eucharist

12.30pm Lunchtime Service

1.30pm Carol Service: St Michael’s School, Llanelli

 

Friday 15th                    Ember Day

10.00am Faith in Families Carol Service

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

 

Saturday 16th                Ember Day

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.00pm Concert: Dunvant Male Choir Annual Christmas Concert

Tickets £10 from Alan Walters 01792 401005, or, from St Mary’s Church 01792 655489, www.dunvantchoir.org

 

SUNDAY 17th December        Advent Three

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Preacher: The Revd Fr Ian Folks, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 27, 234, 444, 58                        Advent Prose

Malcolm Archer    Advent Wreath Prayers

Adrian Batten                        The Short Service

Adrian Batten                        Lord, we beseech thee

Naji Hakim                             Conditor alme siderum

 

4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 25, 32

John Sanders Responses                        Ps 68, 1-8 (384)

Herbert Sumsion in A

John Stainer           How beautiful upon the mountains

 

Monday 18th     O Adonai!

7.00pm Carol Service: Burlais Primary School

 

Tuesday 19th     O Root of Jesse!

12.30pm Cymun Bendigaid

 

Wednesday 20th O Key of David!

10.30am Holy Eucharist

12.30pm Lunchtime Service

 

Thursday 21st   O Dayspring!

7.00pm The City Carol Service

arr. John Rutter     Past three a clock

Peter Warlock        Adam lay ybounden
Michael Praetorius                Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
arr. Charles Wood Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary
arr. David Willcocks The Infant King

William Reynolds   The Christ-child lay on Mary’s lap – First Performance

Malcolm Archer    A sound of singing fills the air

Olivier Messiaen    Dieu parmi nous (La Nativité)

Friday 22nd       O King of the nations!

12.30am Holy Eucharist

 

Saturday 23rd    O Emmanuel!

12.30am Holy Eucharist

 

SUNDAY 24th    Advent Four –Christmas Eve

11.00am Holy Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Fr Ian Folks, Assistant Curate

Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 35, 362, 32, 58

Naji Hakim                             O Emmanuel

 

3.00pm Crib Service

 

11.30pm Midnight Mass for the Nativity of Our Lord (Choral, with Chamber Orchestra)

Celebrant: Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

arr. Woodward       Up! Good Christen Folk, and listen

Hymns: 56, 69, 76, 65, 53

Joseph Haydn         Little Organ Mass

arr. Wood               Ding, dong, merrily on high

 

MONDAY 25th                               Christmas Day

9.30am Holy Eucharist

Celebrant: Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

 

11.00am Holy Eucharist, with Carols

Celebrant: Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate Preacher: Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 48 (omit *), 45, 62 (omit 4 & 5), 63

Charles Marie Widor             Toccata, Symphonie Nr 5

 

Tuesday 26th    Stephen, Deacon & First Martyr

10.30am Holy Eucharist

 

Wednesday 27th            John, Apostle & Evangelist

10.30am Holy Eucharist

 

Friday 29th      

12.30am Holy Eucharist

 

Saturday 30th    Tathan (6th Century), Abbot

12.30am Holy Eucharist

 

 

SUNDAY 31st December

First Sunday of Christmas

11.00am Holy Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 57, 58, 64, 81

 

 

 

Become a New Generation Chorister

We are keen to welcome and encourage a new intake of junior singers (aged 7 upwards) to join our Boys’ Choir and Girl Choristers across the City & County of Swansea to receive a free, professional cathedral-style choral training

Please contact Dr William Reynolds

Director of Music

twreynolds123@gmail.com

01792 467606

for information on becoming a member of

St Mary’s Choir, St Mary’s Boys’ Choir, St Mary’s Girl Choristers, or concerning University Choral Scholarships

www.swanseastmary.co.uk

 

Christmas Classics

Swansea Community Orchestra, with St Mary’s Choir

Monday 4th December, 7.15pm

Tickets available at the door:

Adults £8 (children free)

For further information www.swanseaorchestra.org.uk

 

 

 

www.swanseastmary.co.uk