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The music for this Sunday's Evensong will include:


Introit:  I sat down by Edward Bairstow

Preces and responses by Herbert Sumsion

Canticles in C by Charles Villiers Stanford

Anthem: The Lord's Prayer by Pascal Martine

The choir will be conducted by Trish Maguire and Marnus Greyling will be with us on the organ. 

Christmas Eve 24 December:

17h30  Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

22h30  Said Midnight Mass

Christmas Day 25 December:

07h30 Eucharist

09h15 Eucharist

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)