Sundays in November

Hosted by: St Michael's Church and Choir

A Summary of our Sunday Services during November 2017. Traditional liturgy, fine music, friendly fellowship – all welcome, please join us.

A good time for new singers to join the choir as we move towards December’s exciting Advent and Christmas music.

Sunday 5th November, Advent-4, TrinityXXI, 10.45am Sung Mass. Hymns: 372 : 311 : 272. Setting: Missa Lauda Sion – Palestrina. Motet: Ego sum panis vivus – Palestrina. An interesting ‘parody’ Mass by Palestrina, and a fine setting of ‘I am the living Bread, come down from heaven; your fathers ate Manna in the wilderness, and died, but who eats this bread shall live for ever’.

6pm Choral Evensong & Benediction. Responses: Byrd. Psalms: 148, 150. Office Hymn: 245. Canticles: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in F – Dyson. Anthem: Almighty & Everlasting God – Gibbons. O salutaris: 269 Tantum Ergo: Fauré in G flat. Each setting of the Magnificat has its own character and, for me, Dyson in F, with its floating Soprano solo, ATB backing group, laid-back organ accompaniment looking for a saxophone stop & brushed cymbals, plus an incense-laden quire, evokes a sacred jazz club, so relax and enjoy tonight’s gently atmospheric music.

Sunday 12th November, Remembrance Sunday, with Act of Remembrance. Trinity XXII, 10.45am Mass. Hymns: 417 : 354 : 488 : 489(v1-2). Setting: Mass in the Phrygian mode – Wood. Motet: For the Fallen – Graham Keitch.

Sunday 19th November, Advent-2, Trinity XXIII, 10.45am Mass. Hymns: 418 : 295 : 339. Setting: Mass in C – Nicholson. Motet: Rejoice in the Lord alway – Anon.

Sunday 26th November, Christ the King, 10.45am Mass. Hymns: 332 : 345 : 352. Setting: Mass for Four Voices – Byrd. Motet: Above all praise & all majesty – Mendelssohn.


St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB