Monthly Archives: December 2012

Mass Setting
Communion Service
William Mathias (1934 - 1992)

Washing of the Feet
Ubi caritas et amor
Maurice Duruflé (1902 - 1986)

Offertory Anthem
A new commandment I give until you
Richard Shephard

Communion Motet
Ave verum corpus
Orlande de Lassus (1532 - 1594)

Communion Voluntary
Le banquet céleste
Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992) 

Mass Setting
Missa Brevis

Mátyás Seiber (1905 - 1960)

Offertory Anthem
Pueri hebraeorum

Tomás Luis da Victoria (1548 - 1611)

Communion Motet
To mock your reign
Thomas Tallis (1505 - 1585)

Mass Setting
The Canterbury Mass
Antony Piccolo

Offertory Anthem
Ascendens Christus
Jacobus Handl (1550 - 1591)

Communion Motet
Jesu, dulcis memoria
Tomás Luis da Victoria (1548 - 1611)

On Christmas Eve, 24 December 2012, Christ Church will be presenting the annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Music for this year's service will include a South African premiere of My Lord has Come by Will Todd, settings of familiar English and European Christmas carols by Walford Davies, Max Reger and many others, as well as rousing Christmas hymns, accompanied by our guest organist, Kevin Kraak.

The service starts at 5:30 PM, and all are welcome to attend. Guarded parking will be available on the church close, and on Pretorius Street between Eastwood and Farenden Streets.

We will also be celebrating the Mass of the Feast of the Nativity at 23:00, and again on Christmas Day at 07:30 and 9:15.

Christ Church is located at 820 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, Pretoria. For a map and detailed directions, please visit our map page, or find us on Google Maps as Christ Church Arcadia.

The parish office at Christ Church will be closed for the remainder of the year. Carolyn will be back in the office on 8 January 2013.

We wish everyone a blessed Christmas and safe travels.

We have a packed Christmas schedule this year. Watch the website for details on services and events over Christmas.