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Mass setting: Missa brevis   -  Mátyás Seiber 1905-1960

At the Offertory: all sing Lizalis’ idinga laKho

Communion motet:  The Mocking of Christ - Thomas Tallis c.1505-85

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.