Author Archives: Ansie De Swardt

We will have Kevin Kraak at the organ.

Organ prelude: Rosa mystica (Jean Langlais)
Mass setting: Communion service in the key of E (Francis Jackson)
Offertory anthem: Jubilate Deo (O be joyful in the Lord -- Benjamin Britten)
Communion: O sacrum convivium (Thomas Tallis, ed. G. King)
Organ postlude: Le Rameaux (Jean Langlais)

Music for 09h15 sung mass:

Communion Service (William Mathias)
Offertory: Through Love (George King, words by Jalal ad-Din Rumi)
Communion: Come, my Way (William Harris, words by George Herbert)

Music for Evensong at 18h00:

Organ preludes: Kyrie Orbis Factor from 'Livre Oecumenique' (Jean Langlais); Prelude au Kyrie from 'Hommage à Frescobaldi' (Langlais)
Introit: Jubilate Deo (Benjamin Britten)
Preces and responses (Gabriel Jackson)
Psalm 10: 13-20 (Chant by John Bertalot)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis: St Paul's Service (Herbert Howells)
Anthem: O Lord, the maker of all thing (John Joubert)
Organ postlude: Hymne d'action de grâce -- Te Deum (Jean Langlais)

We are fortunate to have Kevin Kraak at the organ for this service. The anthem by John Joubert is sung in memory of this South African-born composer who died in Birmingham on 7 January 2019.
This will be the last Evensong to be directed by George King before his retirement as Director of Music at Christ Church on 10 February.


Missa In illo tempore (attr. Claudio Monteverdi)
Offertory: Cantate Domino (Monteverdi)
Communion: Author of life divine (David Higgins)


Our 38th annual carol service on Christmas Eve at 5.30pm, with carols sung by the choir directed by George King and Willie Steyn at the organ. Music includes works by R.R. Bennett, Benjamin Britten, Peter Cornelius, Norman Fulton, John Gardner, Herbert Howells, George King, Ivan Moody, Boris Ord, Peter Warlock and others, with congregational hymns and carols for the whole family.

Music for the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed includes

Plainchant Requiem (6th, 2nd and 8th modes)
Russian Kontakion of the Dead
Versa est in luctum (Alfonso Lobo)

Choral Evensong sung by the combined choirs of St George's Parktown (Johannesburg) and Christ Church Arcadia.

Introit: Abendlied (Josef Rheinberger)
Psalm 19 (chant by C. Hubert Parry)
Preces and responses: Humphrey Clucas
Service: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in C (Charles V. Stanford)
Anthem: Like as the hart (Herbert Howells)