Choir newsletter and timetable


                            CHOIRS OF S. LEONARD’S CHURCH, HYTHE


NOVEMBER 2021

Sunday, 7 November 2021

Dear Choir-members (and parents)

SINGERS’ NEWS

There are some new faces in our choirs; welcome to you all.  Among the boys Oscar Hanna has joined his older brother Thomas.  New girls choir members include Rose Read, Sophie Ward, Tiana Uren and Amelia Law.  In the bass section Malcolm Gamble has moved to the area from Chesterfield and is singing in the Boys and Men Choir and the Adult Mixed Choir, and Joe Yarrow (from Dover) has been assisting the tenors.  We are very glad that Michael Galvan (tenor) is back with us after a time in hospital, and that Pat Chipping has been able to return after a long break.  We look forward to seeing Eric Bates among the basses again after his operation, though this will not be before Christmas.

You will probably also know that a new priest has been appointed to St Leonard’s Church, Rev. Michael Darkins.  He will take up his position on March 3rd.  Although I have not talked to him in detail, the Archdeacon for the Ashford area tells me he is very keen on music, and a meeting is planned.  The choirs were a major feature in the description of our parish life to which 8 applicants responded, of which four were short-listed. Michael was outstanding, I am told.   

RECRUITMENT

Before the October half-term holiday I sent an updated description of the opportunities for singing in our choirs to seven local primary schools, and I am sure that these were distributed to parents, which means that over 300 sets of parents were contacted.  I also saw in person 5 classes at Hythe Bay School.  We now have 17 girls on the Hythe Girls Choir register, which is good, but only 8 boy trebles, of which two have little treble voice left and should be singing a lower part.  So it is important for the present group of choristers (both boys and girls and adults) to keep their ears and eyes open for potential choir members.   

TIMETABLE TO EARLY JANUARY 

The Christmas period is very busy.  Please note the traditional Carols for All concert, involving all the choirs, is on Saturday 18 December, and see the arrangements for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (when all available singers are encouraged to appear).  There is then some time off until Epiphany (January 9) – ‘We three kings’ and all that!  In January the girls sing on the second Sunday, to fit with school terms. 

CHURCH

     NOVEMBER 2021 to     9th JANUARY 2022

 

Boys and Men Choir

Mixed Choir

Hythe Girls Choir

NOVEMBER

 

 

Sun 7

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

 

9.30 Eucharist

Tues 9

 

 

6.00 rehearsal

Wed 10

6.30  rehearsal

7.45 rehearsal

 

Sun 14

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

9.30 Eucharist

 

Tues 16

 

 

6.00 rehearsal

Wed 17

6.30  rehearsal

7.45 rehearsal

 

Sun 21

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

9.30 Eucharist

 

Tues 23

 

 

6.00 rehearsal

Wed 24

6.30  rehearsal

7.45 rehearsal

 

Sun 28

ADVENT

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30

ADVENT CAROLS

9.30  Eucharist

 

Tues 30

 

 

6.00 rehearsal

DECEMBER

 

 

 

Wed 1

6.30  rehearsal

7.45 NO rehearsal

 

Sun 5

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

 

9.30 Eucharist

Tues 7

 

 

6.00 rehearsal

Wed 8

6.30  rehearsal

7.45 rehearsal

 

Sat 18

CAROLS for ALL

Rehearsal 6.00; concert 7.30 to 8.40

CAROLS for ALL

Rehearsal 6.00; concert 7.30-8.40

CAROLS for ALL

Rehearsal 6.00; concert 7.30 -8.40

Sun 19

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

9.30 Eucharist

 

Tues 21

 

 

6.00 rehearsal

Wed 22

6.30  rehearsal

7.45 rehearsal

 

Christmas Eve Friday 24

11.00 Carols under Town Hall and The White Hart

 

4pm Crib Service

Christmas Day Sat 25

9.30 Sung Eucharist

9.30 Sung Eucharist

9.30 Sung Eucharist

Sun 26

No choir

No choir

No choir

Tues 28

 

 

6.00 NO rehearsal

Wed 29

6.30  NO rehearsal

7.45 rehearsal

 

JANUARY

 

 

 

Sun 2

5.30 No rehearsal, or Evensong

9.30 Eucharist

 

Tues 4

 

 

6.00 rehearsal

Wed 5

6.30  rehearsal

7.45 NO rehearsal

 

Sun 9

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Epiphany Carols

No choir at service

9.30 Eucharist


                        MUSIC - November to 12 December


Date

7 November

14 November

21 November

28 November

5 December

12 December

Sunday

3 before Advent

Patronal Festival

2 before Advent

Next before Advent

Advent

Advent 2

Advent 3

HOLY COMMUNION

Repent and believe the good news

Remembrance

Christ the King

Advent   

Hythe Girls Choir

Preparing the way

Proclaiming good news

Setting

Oldroyd (Girls Choir)

Casciolini

Gibbons

Darke in F

(No Gloria)

Pilgrim

Young

Introit

205

391

394

3

12

15

Motet / Psalm

Gloria - Beethoven

The souls of the righteous - Marchant

Laudate Dominum – Pitoni (1/282)

A tender shoot -Goldschmidt

I sing of a maiden - Berkeley

Rejoice in the Lord alway- Redford

Gradual

Be still for the  presence of the Lord

Make me a channel of your peace

280

5

10 (t OBC 78)

185

 

8 (t 128 ii & Amen)

Offertory

485

417

443

11

14

At Communion

Faure – Pie Jesu, and In paradisum

For the fallen – Irving (1/152)

Lift up your heads - Handel

Sleepers wake (chorus) - Bach

Song of Peace - Stanford

How lovely are the messengers - Mendelssohn

Post-com’n

420

372

465

15

17 (t 42)

500

Voluntary

Mendelssohn Sonata 6

St Anne fugue - Bach

March on a theme of Handel - Guilmant

Sleepers wake - Peeters

Sleepers wake – Karg-Elert

Overture ‘The Messish’ - Handel

EVENSONG

 

ML

 

 

 

 

Psalm

Chant

46

128

95

185

72 vv 1-7, 18,19

239

Advent Carols

76

Chant by Routley

50 VV 1-6, 22, 23

Plainsong

Magnificat

Nunc Dimitis

91

90

Stanford in B flat

Plainsong

See separate sheet

Chants by Podushkin

119

116

Anthem

Exsultate justi - Viadana

Turn back O man - Holst

O sing joyfully - Batten

 

How beautiful upon the mountains - Stainer

Expectans expectavi - Wood

Hymn

137

431

417

488

443

457  (tii)

 

12

8 (t 128 ii)

15

10 (t OBC 78)





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The Parish of St Leonard, Hythe 

Oak Walk 

Hythe 

Kent 

CT21 5DN