August 2016 at St Michael’s

Sung Masses and monthly Evensongs continue with reduced resources over the Summer. Tuesday & Thursday 6pm Vespers have a break throughout August, but Wednesday Low Mass at 10am and Thursday Eucharist at 10.30am continue.

News! St Michael’s, Mount Dinham, is a Pokestop in the #PokemonGO game. So please visit us, and if we’re open come in and have a look around. We have some interesting characters of our own.
PokemonGO Pokestop
Please make a note of the Theremin Recital on Wednesday 10 August; please check website/twitter for any updates.

St Michael’s will hope to welcome new Choral Scholars and others from the University in September. We can also offer Junior Scholarships to 16-18 year olds who want experience before applying for University or College Choral Scholarships or who just love singing church music – if you know anyone who may be interested, see https://www.stmichaelsmountdinham.org.uk/music/scholarships/ and contact Erika Borley, Music Director.

Several current and former Choir members formed part of the visiting choir, Hillwood Singers, at Winchester Cathedral for the week 25-31 July, singing Evensong every day except Wednesday and 3 Services on Sunday – exhausting but hugely enjoyable.

Thu 4 Aug at 6pm. CBS Plainsong Mass for St John Mary Vianney, Curé D’Ars (1786-1859). Celebrant is Fr Will Sweeney from St Thomas across the Exe.

Sun 7 August, Trinity XI. 10.45am. Setting: Missa Brevis, by Antonio Lotti (1667-1740). Motet: My Soul There is a Country far beyond the Stars, by Sir Hubert Parry (1848-1918), text by Henry Vaughan (1622-1695).

Sun 7 Aug, 6pm Choral Evensong and Benediction. Responses: Byrd. Psalm: 108. Office Hymn: 244. Canticles: Short Service, by Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623). Anthem: O Nata Lux de Lumine, by Thomas Tallis (c.1505-85).

Wednesday 10 August at 7.30 pm. Recital by Olesya Rostovskaya of music for the Theremin, accompanied by Nigel Brown and John Draisey. Please support what could be the first ever Theremin concert in Exeter.
Olesya Rostovskaya
Sun 14 Aug, Trinity XII. 10.45am. Setting: Mass in F, by Charles Wood (1866-1926). Motet: O Sing Joyfully, by Adrian Batten (1591-1637).

Monday 15 August, Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 7.30pm Sung Mass. Setting: Missa Super Dixit Maria, by German composer Hans Leo Haßler (1564-1612). Motet: Ave Maria, attr. Franco-Flemish Jacob Arcadelt (1505-68).

Fulda Cathedral High Altar - Assumption of Mary Dom zu Fulda Hochaltar - Mariä Himmelfahrt

Fulda Cathedral High Altar – Assumption of Mary
Dom zu Fulda Hochaltar – Mariä Himmelfahrt


Sun 21 Aug, Trinity XIII. 10.45am. Setting: Mass in F. Motet: Come Down, O Love Divine, both by Sir William Harris (1883-1973), Organist at St George’s Chapel Windsor.

Wed 24 Aug. 10am Low Mass. Bartholomew the Apostle, worth a mention for the street and cemetery named after him across the valley from St Michael’s.

Sun 28 Aug, Trinity XIV. 10.45am. Setting: Mass for Four Voices. Motet: Ave Verum Corpus, both by William Byrd (1543-1623).

Richard Barnes.