The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea

Services & Music – December 2019

 

 

SUNDAY 1st December          Advent Sunday

World Aids Day

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

Léon Boëllmann                    Toccata, from Suite Gothique

 

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

Sigfrid Karg-Elert  Chorale Improvisation: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme

 

Tuesday 3rd Francis Xavier (1552), Missionary

No Evensong Today

 

Wednesday 4th

10.30am Holy Eucharist

 

Thursday 5th

7.00pm Tenovus Lovelight Christmas Concert:

Tickets £10/£5 tenovuscancercare.org.uk/lovelight

Friday 6th Nicholas (c.342), Bishop

11.00am Mothers’ Union Archidiaconal Eucharist

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

 

Saturday 8th Ambrose (397), Bishop & Doctor

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.00pm Christmas Concert: Only Boys Aloud

 

SUNDAY 8th December          Advent Two

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Preacher: The Revd Sam Aldred, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 26, 234, 608, 29                        Advent Prose

Malcolm Archer                    Advent Wreath Prayers

Giovanni Grossi                     Messa a quattro voci

Thomas Campion                   Never weather-beaten sail

Naji Hakim                             Conditor alme siderum

 

4.00pm Choral Evensong

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 25, 26

John Sanders Responses                                        Ps 11

Ernest John Moeran in D

John Stainer           How beautiful upon the mountains

Felix Mendelssohn Fugue, from Sonata No.6

 

Monday 9th December

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

Tickets: adults £8/£5 (children free) available at the door

 

Tuesday 10th

No Evensong Today

 

Wednesday 11th            Ember Day

10.30am Holy Eucharist

 

Friday 13th Ember Day – Lucy (304), Martyr

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

 

Saturday 14th                Ember Day

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

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 15th December        Advent Three

11.00am Holy Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 27, 34, 37, 38

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

 

4.00pm Evening Prayer (said)

Psalm 12

 

7.00pm Handel’s Messiah at the Brangwyn Hall: The Gower Chorale with St Mary’s Choir, and the British Sinfonietta.  Ticket £20.

 

Monday 16th    

6.00pm Carol Service: Burlais Primary School

 

Tuesday 17th                O Wisdom!

12.30pm Cymun Bendigaid

 

Wednesday 18th                O Adonai!

10.30am Holy Eucharist

Thursday 19th   O Root of Jesse!!

7.00pm The City Carol Service

arr. Mack Wilberg                 Ding! dong! merrily on high

arr. John Barnard                   Christ is the truth 

arr. David Willcocks               Sussex Carol

Henry Walford Davies          O little town of Bethlehem

arr. Stephen Cleobury          Joys seven

arr. Reginald Jacques             Away in a manger

William Reynolds                   Evergreen, Holly, and Laurel

John Rutter                            Nativity Carol

Charles-Marie Widor            Toccata, Symphonie Nr 5

 

Friday 20th       O Key of David!

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

 

Saturday 21st    O Dayspring!

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

2.15pm Shoppers’ Carol Service, with the Salvation Army Band

 

SUNDAY 22nd                               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

arr. Charles Wood                 Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary

William Mathias                     Postlude

 

4.00pm Choral Evensong

Preacher: The Revd Sam Aldred, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 49, 32                                                        Ps 113

Richard Ayleward Responses

Derek Holman in F minor

John Joubert                          There is no rose

Christopher Tambling           Prelude on ‘Helmsley’

 

TUESDAY 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 (omit *), 69 (version 2), 76, 65 (omit *), 53

Joseph Haydn         Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo

arr. Wood               Ding, dong, merrily on high

Louis James Lefébure-Wély Sortie in Eb

 

WEDNESDAY 25th                      Christmas Day

10.00am Holy Eucharist, with Carols

Celebrant: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate Preacher: The Revd Sam Aldred

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

Charles-Marie Widor            Toccata, Symphonie Nr 5

 

Friday 27th       John, Apostle & Evangelist

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

 

Saturday 28th    The Innocents

Day of Prayers for Refugees

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

 

SUNDAY 29th December

The First Sunday of Christmas

11.00am Holy Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Curate

Hymns: 57, 58, 64, 73                                            Ps 148, 7-14

 

4.00pm Evening Prayer (said)

                                                                                Ps 132

 

Tuesday 31st December                 John Wycliffe (1384), Priest & Translator

12.00pm Midday Concert for New Year’s Eve: Musica Rediviva

Clare Allen-Powell (soprano), Anna Risi (mezzo soprano), William Reynolds (organ)

Music for voices and organ by Handel, Bach and Valentino Valentini de Puccitelli.  Free admission, with retiring collection.  St Mary’s coffee shop open from 11.00am selling teas, coffee, cakes.