The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea

Services & Music – December 2018

 

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

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

 

SUNDAY 2nd 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 (t.391), 39, 31                Advent Prose

Malcolm Archer    Advent Wreath Prayers

John Ireland in C  

Boris Ord                                Adam lay ybounden

Johann Sebastian Bach           Fugue in G minor, BWV 578

 

2.30pm Memorial Service for Loved and Lost Babies

 

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

Andrew Carter                      Toccata on ‘Veni Emmanuel’

 

Monday 3rd December

7.15pm Christmas Classics Concert: Swansea Philharmonia Orchestra, with Ysgol Bryn-y-Môr

 

Tuesday 4th

No Evensong Today

 

Wednesday 5th

10.30am Holy Eucharist

12.30pm Lunchtime Service

 

Thursday 6th Nicholas (c.342), Bishop

6.30pm Concert: Tenovus

 

Friday 7th Ambrose (397), Bishop & Doctor

11.00am Mothers’ Union Archidiaconal Eucharist

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

 

Saturday 8th Cynidr (6th century), Bishop

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

 

SUNDAY 9th December          Advent Two

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 26, 34, 608, 29                          Advent Prose

Malcolm Archer    Advent Wreath Prayers

Giovanni Grossi     Messa a quattro voci

Thomas Campian   Never weather-beaten sail

Naji Hakim             Conditor alme siderum

 

4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 25, 26

Philip Radcliffe Responses                     Ps 75 (Plainsong)

Philip Moore          Third Service

John Stainer           How beautiful upon the mountains

Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude & Fugue in F minor, BWV 534

 

Wednesday 12th            Ember Day

10.30am Holy Eucharist

12.30pm Lunchtime Service

6.30pm Carol Service: Ysgol Bryn Tawe

 

Friday 14th                    Ember Day

John of the Cross (1591), Priest, Poet and Teacher of the Faith

10.00am Faith in Families Carol Service

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

 

Saturday 15th                Ember Day

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.00pm Concert: Dunvant Male Choir Annual Christmas Concert

Tickets £12/£10 from Alan Walters 01792 401005, or, from St Mary’s Church 01792 655489, www.dunvantchoir.org

 

SUNDAY 16th December        Advent Three

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 27, 234, 37, 38                          Advent Prose

Malcolm Archer    Advent Wreath Prayers

Herbert Sumsion in F

Adrian Batten        Lord, we beseech thee

C. Hubert H. Parry                Chorale Prelude on ‘Dundee’

 

4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 25, 32

Thomas Ebdon Responses                     Ps 50, 1-6 (plainsong)

Michael Wise in F

Henry Purcell        Rejoice in the Lord alway

 

Monday 17th     O Wisdom!

6.00pm Carol Service: Burlais Primary School

 

Tuesday 18th      O Adonai!

12.30pm Cymun Bendigaid

 

Wednesday 19th O Root of Jesse!

10.30am Holy Eucharist

12.30pm Lunchtime Service

6.00pm Carol Service: Crisis

 

Thursday 20th   O Key of David!

7.00pm The City Carol Service

Andrew Carter      Make we merry on this fest

William Reynolds   This is the truth     (First Performance)

Trad., arr. Willcocks I saw three ships

Malcolm Archer    Long ago, prophets know

Douglas Gibbs        I heard a Maiden Softly Sing

Will Todd                Angels from the realms of glory

Louis Vierne          Final, Symphonie Nr 1

 

Friday 22nd       O Dayspring!

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

 

Saturday 23rd    O King of the nations!

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

 

SUNDAY 23rd                                 Advent Four

11.00am Holy Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Hymns: 35, 362, 32, 58          Advent Prose

Malcolm Archer                    Advent Wreath Prayers

William Mathias                     Communion Series 3

Trad., arr. Charles Wood       Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary

Naji Hakim                             O Emmanuel

 

4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 49, 32                                        Ps 123 (plainsong)

Richard Ayleward Responses

Adrian Batten        The First Service

Hans Leo Hassler   Dixit Maria

 

MONDAY 24th            Christmas Eve

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

Eugène Gigout      Rhapsodie sur des Noëls

 

TUESDAY 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

 

Wednesday 26th Stephen, Deacon & First Martyr

10.30am Holy Eucharist

 

Friday 28th       The Innocents

Day of Prayers for Refugees

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

 

Saturday 29th    Thomas of Canterbury (1170), Bishop & Martyr

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

 

SUNDAY 30th December

First Sunday of Christmas

11.00am Choral Eucharist, sung by Hemiola

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Curate

Hymns: 57, 58, 65, 73                                            Ps 148, 7-14

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina    Missa Dei Sanctificatus

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina    Dei Sanctificatus

 

4.00pm Choral Evensong, sung by Hemiola with the Cambrian/Durham Consort of Viols

Hymns 75 (i), 64

William Smith Responses                                      Psalm 132

Adrian Batten        Fourth Service

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina    Dei Sanctificatus

 

 

 

 

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