The Collegiate & Civic Church of

St Mary, Swansea

Services & Music – May 2019

 

Wednesday 1st May     Philip & James, Apostles

10.30pm Holy Eucharist

12.30pm Lunchtime Service

7.15pm RSCM Local Area Rehearsal at St Mary’s

 

Friday 4th         Henry Vaughan (1695), Poet

11.00am Archidiaconal Mothers’ Union Eucharist

 

SUNDAY 5th May      Third Sunday of Easter

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Fr Ian Folks, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 141 (ii), 158, 138, 155

John Richards in E minor                                     Ps 30 (88, 89)

Charles Wood        This joyful Easter-tide

Eugène Gigout      Toccata in B minor

 

4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 141 (i, omit 4), 152

Thomas Tallis Responses                                        Ps 86 (217)

Charles Wood in D

Henry G. Ley                         The strife is o’er

Andrew Goodwin          Improvisation on ‘Lord of the dance’

 

Tuesday 7th

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Gentlemen of the Choir

Plainsong Responses                                              Ps 71

Charles Hylton Stewart in C

Plainsong                Ad cenam Agni providi         Hymn 158

 

Saturday 11th   

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

5.00pm RSCM Swansea & Brecon Area Festival Choral Evensong at Brecon Cathedral

Richard Shephard                  Easter song of praise

Richard Ayleward Responses                Ps 27 (Cooper, Power)

Heathcote Statham in E minor

Thomas Hewitt Jones            This joyful Eastertide

 

SUNDAY 12th May Fourth Sunday of Easter

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant & Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 145, 517, 467, 478                   Ps 23 (Walford Davies)

William Mathias     Communion Service Series 3

Joyce Eilers             Go ye now in peace

Théodore Dubois   Grand Choeur in Bb

 

4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 158, 144

Philip Radcliffe Responses                                     Ps 113, 114

George Dyson in F

Samuel Sebastian Wesley      The Lord is my shepherd

Samuel Sebastian Wesley      Choral Song and Fugue

 

Tuesday 14th    Mathias, Apostle

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Upper Voices

Ian Fox Responses                                                  Ps 80

Eric H. Thiman in G

Samuel Sebastian Wesley      Love one another  Hymn 220

 

SUNDAY 19th May     Fifth Sunday of Easter

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 150, 600, 585, 144

Adrian Batten        Short Service                  Ps 148, 1-6 (265)

Thomas Tallis          Verily, verily I say unto you

Jean Langlais          Fantaisie (Hommage à Frescobaldi)

 

4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 223, 568

John Sanders Responses                                        Ps 98 (264)

Herbert Brewer in D

arr. Simon Lindley Now the green blade riseth

Felix Mendelssohn Allegro maestoso e vivace (Sonata No. 4)

 

6.00pm Informal Evening Service

 

Tuesday 21st

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Boys’ Choir & Senior Girl Choristers

Harry Bramma Responses                                     Ps 97

Ralph Vaughan Williams in C

French, arr. Shaw Now the green blade riseth

 

Saturday 25th    The Commencement of the St Mary’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations, 1959-2019

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.00pm Concert: The Choir of St Martin-in-the Fields – Choral Classics

Tickets £10

 

SUNDAY 26th May     Rogation Sunday

(The Sixth Sunday of Easter)

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Very Revd Dr Paul Shackerly, Dean of Brecon

Hymns: 180, 188, 324, 152

Anthony Piccolo    Canterbury Mass                   Ps 67 (211)

John Boyce             If ye love me

Sigfrid Karg-Elert  Marche Triomphale: Nun danket alle Gott

 

4.00pm Choral Evensong

Hymns: 581 (i), 448

Thomas Tunnard Responses                            Pss 126, 127

Peter Aston in F   

Sidney S. Campbell                Praise to God in the highest

Sidney S. Campbell                Impromptu (based on a French Church melody)

 

Tuesday 28th    Rogation Day, Melangell (6th century), Abbess

12.30pm Cymun Bendigaid

1.00pm Lunchtime Song Recital by the St Mary’s Choral Scholars: Morgan Darcy Rees-Deacon (Soprano) and William Pleyle-de Vries (Countertenor)

Free admission – retiring collection

 

No Evensong Today – Half Term

Thursday 30th   Ascension Day

7.00pm Mass of the Ascension

Celebrant: The Revd Canon Ian Rees, Rector

Preacher: The Revd Fr John Anthony, Assistant Curate

Hymns: 167, 169, 172, 563                    Ps 47 (129)

Joseph Haydn         Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo

Christopher Tye    The eternal gates lift up their heads

 

8.30pm Organ Recital: Dr William Reynolds

Olivier Messiaen L'Ascension: Four Symphonic Meditations for Organ

Free admission – retiring collection

 

Friday 31st        The Visit of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

12.00pm Holy Matrimony

Hymns: 516, 251

1.00pm Holy Eucharist

 

Saturday 1st June          Justin (c.165), Apologist & Martyr

12.30pm Holy Eucharist

7.00pm Concert: Morriston Orpheus

Tickets £12.50

 

SUNDAY 2nd June      The Sunday after the Ascension

11.00am Choral Eucharist, Celebrating the St Mary’s 60th Anniversary

Celebrant & Preacher: The Most Revd John D.E. Davies, Archbishop of Wales

Hymns:

Anton Bruckner    Locus iste

Harold Darke in E Collegium Regale                 Ps 97 (Guest)

Henry Purcell        O God, the King of glory

Jean Langlais          Hymne d’action de grâce ‘Te deum’

 

4.00pm 60th Anniversary Celebratory Choral Evensong

Featuring music sung at the Re-consecration Evensong, 1959

Hymns: 492, 585

William Reynolds Responses                 Ps 122 (243)

Heathcote Statham in E minor

John Goss               O praise the Lord

Charles Villiers Stanford       Te deum in Bb

 

Lunchtime Song Recital

St Mary’s Choral Scholars

Morgan Darcy Rees-Deacon (Soprano)

William Pleyle-de Vries (Countertenor)

Tuesday 28th May, 1.00pm-1.40pm

Free admission – retiring collection

 

Feast of the Ascension

Thursday 30th May, 8.30pm

 

Olivier Messiaen’s

L’Ascension

Four Symphonic Meditations for Organ

 

Performed by Dr William Reynolds

Free admission – retiring collection

 

 

 

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