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Information for the new term

Welcome back to the team! I hope you've all had a refreshing break and are ready to hit the ground running!

Sunday 3rd September:

10:00 a.m.: Parish Eucharist (Joint Choirs)
Hymns: 545; 335; 562 (om.3/4); 494
Gloria: Peruvian; Sanctus / Agnus: St. Bride’s Setting (Bell)
Anthem: In Christ Alone (Townend)

6:30 p.m.: Robed Choir:
Hymns: 810; 390; 510
Responses: Ferial Psalm: 121
Mag: 1 Nunc: 3
Anthem: Dearest Jesu We Are Here (arr. Watkinson)

Sunday 10th September: PATRONAL FESTIVAL

10:00 a.m.: Parish Eucharist (Joint Choirs)
Hymns: 315; Resp. Ps: Let all Creation Sing; 313; 394
Introit:Psallam Magnificat (arr. Chivers)
Gloria: A&M414 (Hebridean)
Sanctus / Agnus:: Darke in E
Anthem: Ave Maria (MJP)

6:30 p.m.: Evensong: Bede (Joint)
Hymns: 301 (291) ; A Hymn Of Glory (Agincourt); 320
Responses: Ferial Psalm: 124 & 125
Magnificat: 4 Nunc: 6
Anthem: In Pace, In Idipsum (Bouzignac ed. Graves)

Sunday 17th September:

10:00 a.m.: Parish Eucharist (Robed)
Hymns: 719; 638; Our God Is A Great Big God
Setting: Gloria 4 / Warren
Anthem: Be Still For The Presence (arr. Shephard)

6:30 p.m.: Evensong: Cranmer (Singers)
Hymns: 51; 243; 591
Responses: Ferial Psalm: 128 & 129
Magnificat: 7 Nunc: 9
Anthem: Veni Creator (John Farmer)

Sunday 24th September:

10:00 a.m.: Parish Eucharist (Singers)
Hymns: 584; 575; 635; 631
Setting: Osborne / Warren
Anthem: O Taste and See (Pavlechko)

6:30 p.m.: Evensong: Andrewes (Robed Men's Voices)
Hymns: 791; 579; 576
Responses: Ferial Psalm: 135 (1-14)
Magnificat: 10 Nunc: 11
Anthem: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (Vaughan Williams)

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The Portsmouth residency team

Well done to all those who participated in our outreach residency at Portsmouth Cathedral. We have had warm appreciation from the Cathedral staff. Thanks to John Pryer for his excellent accompaniments (as usual!), to Mary and Louis who added to our number and to Rev Caroline and William who represented our clergy team in giving their support.

Now for the future:

REHEARSALS RESUME: Singers: Thursday 31st August / Robed Choir: Friday 1st September / Trebles: Tuesday 5th September

SERVICES RESUME: Sunday 3rd September. This will be a special service as part of Moseley Folk Festival so there is a slight change: Joint Choirs 10:00 a.m. / Robed Choir 6:30 p.m.

ST MARY'S PATRONALFESTIVAL: Sunday 10th September: Joint Choirs 10:00 a.m.; Open invitation to Joint Choirs 6:30 p.m.

3D Opening Service: Thursday 14th September: SINGERS lead this at Birmingham Cathedral under the direction of Darren Hogg

SATURDAY MORNING COFFEE CONCERT: 30th September: Louis Allin (Violin) / John Carey (Piano) - do come and support!

RSCM FESTIVAL SERVICE: St. Chad's Cathedral Saturday 14th October: Rehearsals 1.00pm - 2:30 p.m. / 2.50-4.00pm; tea break 4.00pm-5.00pm; Service 5:30 p.m. (For those who would value extra rehearsal I'm running one in the morning from 10.30am-12.00 at St. Chad's)

VOSKRESENIJE CHOIR return to St. Mary's for a Concert on THURSDAY 26th OCTOBER: we'll again be looking for overnight accommodation if any are able to assist. This was a lovely occasion last year and we hope it'll be the same again! (Sorry, Singers, that it's a Thursday - come and enjoy the concert instead of the rehearsal!).

I'm sure to have forgotten something! However I hope this will give you enough to be going on with.

All the very best,
Mick