CHOIRS OF S. LEONARD’S CHURCH, HYTHE

CHURCH



CHOIRS OF S. LEONARD’S CHURCH, HYTHE

CHURCH

Newsletter

January 2023

Tuesday, 03 January 2023

CHRISTMAS 2022

Many thanks for all the hard work put in by so many people over the incredibly busy Advent and Christmas period.   The Advent Carols, which involved both the Girls Choir and the Boys and Men Choir, was impressive and worked well.  Carols for All involved all the choirs and used every available seat in the building.   Few choirs in this country, if any, can have been as busy, especially in the week leading up to Christmas Day. And thank you for the many cards and gifts that have been received by Hilarie and me.  Hythe is a very special place at this time of year and it is good to know that the traditions are supported not only by the choir-members and their families but also by the larger community.

 

SANTAS’ SINGING WORKSHOP (20th December)

This was a novel event for 2022 and, while not primarily a recruiting exercise, it certainly helped raise the profile of the choirs.  About 40 young people took part in the activities led by Rob Milner, an ex-chorister here who now runs choirs at Welwyn and in the St Albans area.  Last-minute Covid and other illnesses kept numbers down, but it was fun and definitely worth doing.  Santa Claus hopes everyone got their small presents! The team looking after youth activities at St Leonards gave very valuable support and our senior girls and boys were hugely helpful too. 

 

RECRUITMENT

Talking about recruitment, the two new girls who gave the Girls Choir a try (Aimee and Charlotte) are now regular members, and the two new boys who also started in the treble section (Bobbie and Jacob) are making major contributions.  This is wonderful.  Keep up the good work!  

 

GIRLS CHOIR AND EVENSONGS

Following the success of combing the Hythe Girls Choir and the Boys and Men Choir for the Advent Carols, I want to experiment with involving the girls in occasional Sunday Choral Evensongs.  I know this represents an increase in their workload, but it will have the advantage of enabling them to be familiar with the sort of music that we sing in the cathedral which we get invited to deputise for the professional choir there.  I have put down the 22 January and 19 February for these combined events,  There will be a rehearsal at 5.30pm for the service at 6.30, and we will be finished by about 7.10 pm.

 

TIMETABLE – JANUARY & FEBRUARY  

On the back of this sheet is the choir timetable up to the end of February.  As usual, I will print plenty of paper copies.  Electronic versions can be found on the church's website (www.slhk.org); follow the links to ‘music’ and then to ‘Newsletter and timetable’. The January music list will also appear there.  During this period there are some special services as follows:

 

·       Epiphany Carols are on the evening of Sunday 15 January (Boys and Men Choir).

·       Memorial service for Canon John Wright at 11.00am, Sat 4 February (Boys & Men and Adult Mixed Choirs)

·       Ash Wednesday 22nd February (Adult Mixed Choir) 

 

Berkeley


CHOIRS OF HYTHE PARISH CHURCH

CHURCH

    JANUARY & FEBRUARY  2023

 

 

Boys and Men Choir

Adult Mixed Choir

Hythe Girls Choir

 

JANUARY

 

 

 

Tues 3

 

 

6.00 Rehearsal

 

Wed 4

6.30 Rehearsal

NO rehearsal

 

 

Sat 7

 

3pm – Carols and Barrels (voluntary)

 

 

Sun 8

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

 

9.30 Eucharist

 

Tues 10

 

 

6.00 Rehearsal

 

Wed 11

6.30 Rehearsal

7.45 Rehearsal

 

 

Sun 15

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Epiphany Carols

9.30 Eucharist

 

 

Tues 17

 

 

6.00 Rehearsal

 

Wed 18

6.30 Rehearsal

7.45 Rehearsal

 

 

Sun 22

 

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

9.30 Eucharist

 

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

 

Tues 24

 

 

6.00 Rehearsal

 

Wed 25

6.30 Rehearsal

7.45 rehearsal

 

 

Sun 29

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

9.30 Eucharist

 

 

Tues 31

 

 

6.00 Rehearsal

 

FEBRUARY

 

 

 

 

Wed 1

6.30 Rehearsal

7.45 Rehearsal

 

 

Sat 4

11.00 Memorial Service for Rev John Wright

11.00 Memorial Service for Rev John Wright

 

 

Sun 5

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

 

9.30 Eucharist

 

Tues 7

 

 

6.00 Rehearsal

 

Wed 8

6.30 Rehearsal

7.45 Rehearsal

 

 

Sun 12

No choir – half term

No choir – half term

 

 

Tues 14

 

 

No rehearsal – half term

 

Wed 15

6.30 No Rehearsal – half term

7.45 normal Rehearsal

 

 

Sun 19

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

9.30 Eucharist

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

 

Tues 21

 

 

6.00 Rehearsal

 

Wed 22

6.30 Rehearsal (to 7.15)

 

7.30 Ash Wednesday Eucharist

 

 

Sun 26

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

9.30 Eucharist

 

 

Tues 28

 

 

6.00 Rehearsal

 

 

ST LEONARD’S CHURCH, HYTHE

Priest in Charge – Rev Michael Darkins

CHURCH

JANUARY 2023      

Director of Music – Berkeley Hill

Organ scholar - Thomas Winrow-Campbell

 

Date

January 1

January 8

January 15

January 22

January 29

February 4

February 5

 

 

Sunday

 

Epiphany

Epiphany 2

Epiphany 3

Candlemas

Saturday 11.00

3 before Lent

 

 

HOLY COMMUNION

No choir

Girls choir

 

 

 

Canon John Wright memorial service

Girls choir

 

 

Setting

NEH541

Oldroyd / Beethoven

Lewis (St Leonard)

Gibbons

Naylor

 

St Anne Mass

Macmillan

 

 

Introit

29

47

232

391

408 (t i)

Hymns include

237

 

 

Motet / Psalm

 

Little Jesus sweetly sleep

My dancing day (OBC71 vv1-4)

The Call – Vaughan Williams (men)

When to the temple Mary went - Eccard

 420 (tune: Wolvercote)

 

When I needed a neighbour were you there?

 

 

Gradual

24 omit * verses

48

341

374

44  **

373  (Coe Fen)

 

 

466

 

 

Offertory

40

38

294

And can it be

338

461 (Corvedale)

345

 

 

At Communion

 

Mater ora filium - Wood

Lo starled chiefs – Crotch (2/290)

When Jesus was born - Mendelssohn

O nata lux – Tallis

O come ye servants - Tye

Christ Triumphant Ever Reigning (Guiting Power

Let us light a candle in the darkness – Shepherd

 

 

Post-com’n

28

49 (t ii)

271

302

393

Anthems – see below

288

 

 

Voluntary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 EVENSONG

No choir

 

 

Boys, men and girls

 

 

 

 

 

Psalm

Chant

132

said

46

120

Epiphany Carols

33 vv 1-12

118

34 vv 11-20

Plainsong

Anthems to include

Never weather beaten sail - Parry

122

239

 

 

 

Magnificat

Nunc Dimitis

 

91

90

See separate sheet

Noble in B minor

119

116

Thou wilt keep him - Wesley

Arnold in A

 

 

Anthem

 

Holly and the Ivy

 

From the rising of the sun - Ousely

All in the morning

How lovely are thy dwellings – Brahms

Nunc D – Stanford in B flat

Christ has no body now but yours - Ogden

 

 

Hymns

   

47

36

 

391

374

393

408  (t ii)

 

466

345

 

 

 



The Parish of St Leonard, Hythe 

Oak Walk 

Hythe 

Kent 

CT21 5DN