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The combined choirs of Christ Church Arcadia and The Art Music Project will sing for the annual All Souls Day Requiem at Christ Church this year, directed by Willem Viljoen.

The service will be on 2 November at ​19h00​, and the music includes a complete performance of Victoria's Officium Defunctorum, as well as select movements from Purcell's Funeral Sentences.

We will have our usual commemoration of the dead ceremony, where you will be able to remember your dear departed ones with love.

The boys' choir of Hall School, London, UK, will sing during the mass this coming Sunday. They will be joined by some members from the Christ Church Choir. They will be conducted by Nicholas Southey with Willie Steyn on the organ. Music will include

Mass setting:     Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo (Little Organ Mass) - J Haydn  

Anthem:             The Father’s Love - S Lole

Tea will be served in the hall afterwards.

We invite you to the service of Choral Evensong this coming Sunday 13 October at our summer time of 18h00;
The music will include

Introit: verses from the Reproaches by George King

Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis in D by George Dyson

Preces & Responses by William Smith

Anthem: Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Faure

The choir will be conducted by Patricia Maguire, with Marnus Greyling at the organ.

 The music will include:

Introit:  Seigneur, je vous en prie, from 4 short prayers for St Francis by F Poulenc

Evening Service by Thomas Causton

Preces and Responses by Herbert Sumsion

What wondrous love is this       Elizabeth Poston (1905 – 1987)

You are invited to our next service of Choral Evensong, in our new slot of the second Sunday of the month 17h00.

 The music will include:

IntroitLet my prayer come up into the presence by John Blow (1649 - 1708). Text is psalm 141 verse 2

Preces and ResponsesWilliam Smith of Durham (1603 - 1645)

Preces and ResponsesWilliam Smith of Durham (1603 - 1645)

Anthem: Bless the Lord, O my soul (Second movement from the All Night Vigil, Op. 37)by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)Text is psalm 103

The choir will be conducted by Willem Viljoen, and Marnus Greyling will add sparkle on the organ, plus supplementing the choir with some singers from his group in Johannesburg.

  • The Golden Sequence, improvisation for organ and choir
    Mass for Four Voices by William Byrd
    Verses from Psalm 104 to a chant by Herbert Howells
    Holy Spirit, ever dwelling by Herbert Howells
    Draw us in the Spirit's Tether by Harold Friedell
    Recession voluntary: improvisation on Veni creator spiritus by Nicol Viljoen

The music for Evensong will include:
We wait for Thy loving kindness - William McKie
Preces and responses - Humphrey Clucas
Canticles - George Dyson
God is gone up - Gerald Finzi