Music

Advent Procession and Carol Service


Community, Music, Services
Advent Procession and Carol Service
8
Dec
2019

The Advent Procession is on Sunday 8th December at 6pm. Prayers, Readings, Hymns, Carols and Candles illuminate the plainsong Great O Antiphons, which we also hear in the  Advent Hymn “O come, O come Emmanuel”, and culminate in a choral setting of the Magnificat. The final hymn is “Lo, he…

Swedish Choir – St Lucia Day


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Swedish Choir – St Lucia Day
13
Dec
2019

Friday 13th December at about 7pm (time to be confirmed). we are delighted to welcome Exeter’s Swedish community & choir for their Celebrations of St Lucia Day. This traditional pre-Christmas Festival will involve a Singing Procession with Candles, with special customs and saffron buns, bringing light to the darkest time of…

Gaudete Sunday – Advent III


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Gaudete Sunday – Advent III
15
Dec
2019

The 3rd Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday, from the Introit words “Rejoice in the Lord alway”, and the rose candle of the Advent wreath is lit. The Liturgical colour is ROSE RED for which we have a special set of Vestments. We sing Mass in Phrygian Mode by…

Carol Service at St David’s Church


Community, Music, Services
Carol Service at St David’s Church
15
Dec
2019

Sunday 15th December at 6pm at St David’s Church, up St David’s Hill, there will be a traditional Carol Service of Readings, Poems, and Choir & Congregational Carols. All are welcome to this inspiring celebration of the Christmas Story of the Birth of Jesus, with Seasonal Refreshments afterwards. ...

St Michael’s Lectures 2019


Community, Lectures, Music
St Michael’s Lectures 2019
18
Dec
2019

Wednesday 18th December at 7.30 pm.  The Revd. Dr. Alastair Logan “In Search of Ancient Gnostics” Dr. Logan taught for many years in the Theology Department at Exeter University, and is the author of The Gnostics: Identifying an Early Christian Cult (2006)   A poster for Autumn 2019 can be found from the “bar” below…

Advent IV


Music, Services
Advent IV
22
Dec
2019

Sunday 22nd December at 11am, Sung Mass.  As we light the 4th Candle on the Advent Wreath, the Readings, Hymns and choir music direct our thoughts to Mary. The Celebrant & Preacher will be Fr Dominic Cyrus. Music is Hymns 21: 57: 186. Missa Brevissima, by Casciolini. Ave Maria, by Arcadelt. Music…

Midnight Mass


Community, Music, Services
Midnight Mass
24
Dec
2019

Visitor or regular, you will be most welcome to join us at 11pm on Christmas Eve as the Choir sings Carols, or at 11.30pm for the start of our joyful Midnight Mass of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Sung Mass and Blessing of the Crib, by candlelight, with…

Christmas Day


Community, Music, Services
Christmas Day
25
Dec
2019

Please join us on Christmas Day morning at 10.30am (half an hour earlier than usual – Turkey time!) for Sung Mass and Prayers at the Crib, as we greet the Baby Jesus. All are welcome at St Michael’s. Our Celebrant & preacher is Fr Dominic Cyrus. Music – Hymns: 24 :…

Christmas I


Music, Services
Christmas I
29
Dec
2019

As we approach the end of 2019, on Sunday 29th December we have Sung Mass at 11am remembering the Holy Family and their Flight into Egypt because of the envy & self-interest of Herod. Our celebrant and preacher once again is our friend Fr Dominic Cyrus and we thank him…

Feast of the Epiphany


Community, Music, Services
Feast of the Epiphany
5
Jan
2020

The first major Festival of 2020, the Feast of the Epiphany or the Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles (as the Book of Common Prayer has it), will be celebrated on Sunday 5th January. Mass will be sung at 11am and there will be Choral Evensong & Benediction at 6pm as…

Past Events for Music

Advent Sunday


Music, Services
Advent Sunday
1
Dec
2019

Sung Mass and Litany at 11.00am. Advent Sunday is the start of the Christian Year; the Liturgical colour changes to PURPLE The Litany published by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer in 1544 is the earliest officially authorized vernacular service in English.  The Litany is sung in Procession and the 1st candle of the…

Exeter Chorale – Haydn & Mozart


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Exeter Chorale –  Haydn & Mozart
24
Nov
2019

Exeter Chorale, directed by Simon Dunbavand, makes a welcome return to St Michael’s with a Tea-time Concert at 4.30pm on Sunday 24th November. The programme will showcase glorious sacred music by the great Baroque composers Haydn (1732-1809) and Mozart (1756-91). Haydn’s sparkling “Little Organ Mass” will be set among Choral Gems great…

Christ the King


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Christ the King
24
Nov
2019

Also traditionally known as Stir-up Sunday, from the Prayer Book Collect translated from Latin by Cranmer, and the making of Christmas puddings, the last Sunday before Advent is a celebration of Christ the King, Jesus as the just ruler over all the Universe. Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the…

Services in November


Community, Lectures, Music, Services
Services in November
17
Nov
2019

Sunday Services and other Events during November 2019. Informed faith, traditional liturgy, fine music, friendly fellowship – all welcome, please join us. Also a good time for new singers to join the choir as we move towards December’s exciting Advent and Christmas music. Sun 17th Nov, 11am. Last after Trinity. Sung…

Exevox Concert – Brahms Requiem


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Exevox Concert – Brahms Requiem
9
Nov
2019

Saturday 9th November at 7.30 pm, Exevox Chamber Choir, directed by Peter Adcock, will be performing Brahms’ Requiem, accompanied by Alex West and Paul Morgan. “For further details and tickets – £12 in advance or £14 on the door -, please visit their website: www.exevox.org.uk  ... Read more

Parish Lunch Club


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Parish Lunch Club
7
Nov
2019

The next monthly Parish Lunch is arranged for 12 noon on Thursday 7th November taking place at Exeter College’s @34 Restaurant. All are welcome at these friendly social gatherings over a first rate Lunch served for £10 or less. Please sign up in advance with your menu choices on the lists…

Requiem for All Souls’ Day


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Requiem for All Souls’ Day
3
Nov
2019

Sunday 3rd November 2019 Sung Requiem Mass, 6.00pm. (transferred from Sat 2nd Nov) All Souls’ Day is a special day of prayer for the dead, “The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed”, celebrated normally on 2nd November, the day after All Saints’ Day. A list of those to be remembered and prayed…

Services in October


Lectures, Music, Services
Services in October
27
Oct
2019

 Regular Services at St Michael’s are -  Tuesdays 6pm, Plainsong Vespers & Meditation. 7pm, Choir Practice. Wednesdays 9.30, Matins. 10am, Low Mass.  Thursdays, 6pm, Plainsong Vespers & Meditation Also Thursdays, 10.30am, Holy Eucharist at St David’s Church. Tue 22 Oct, 7pm for 7.30. Deanery Synod Meeting at St James’ Church, Mount Pleasant. Main…

Harvest Thanksgiving Service


Community, Music
Harvest Thanksgiving Service
6
Oct
2019

Please join us for our annual Harvest Sunday Mass Service at 11am on 6th October, followed at 12noon by seasonal refreshments and the Bountifull Table of Baking, Produce & Preserves to buy. Gifts and Donations for Exeter Food Bank will be most appreciated. Thank you. Setting: Mass in F, Herbert Sumsion. Anthem:…

Michaelmas Celebration


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Michaelmas Celebration
29
Sep
2019

Sunday 29th September, at 11am – Please join us for our Patronal Festival. Procession, Sung Mass and Bring & Share Lunch to celebrate Michaelmas – the Feast of St Michael & All Angels. Introit: Locus iste, Bruckner. Hymns: 478: 190: 336.  Mass Setting: Stanford in C & F. Motet: And I saw another…