Award-winning choir Cantemus to guest at St George’s

We are delighted to welcome Cantemus as our guest Choir this Sunday 8th April. They will sing both the Eucharist at 11am and Evensong at 5pm. The setting at 11am will be Sumsion in F and the Anthem – To Thee O Lord by Rachmaninov. The setting at Evensong will be Noble in B Minor, the responses Collins and the Anthem Expectans expectavi by Wood

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Awards presented to choir members

This morning (Sunday, January 21st) was the last service for Stephen, who moves to the back row from next week to join the ranks of the men. It was also the first time solos for William and Ben, great work from the eight year olds! Congratulations also to Jamie, Dan and Ross on their dark blue medal awards.
Evensong this afternoon will be sung by the Choral Scholars.

Stephen
Jamie, Dan and Ross
William and Ben

Nicholas becomes new Decani Head chorister

Congratulations to new Decani Head chorister Nicholas Falconer, who not only took on the role today but also just achieved a distinction of 138 in his grade 5 singing exam. We say farewell to Patrick Humphreys who sang his last service as a chorister on Christmas morning. Patrick now joins the Decani tenors, and we look forward to hearing his voice developing.

Patrick Humphreys
Nicholas Falconer

Capella perform at Irish language Carol Service

Members of Capella sang the Irish language Carol Service at St George’s Church, Belfast last Sunday afternoon. They sang a work in English by Scottish composer, James MacMillan and in Irish by McGlynn. The carols were sung through Irish and the readings and prayers equally so. The congregation, many of whom had travelled a great distance, were charmed by the manner in which the choir sang and the etiquette with which they composed themselves.

Advent Carol Service

Our annual Advent Carol Service will take place this Sunday, December 3rd at 5pm featuring anthems and motets such as Hosanna to the Son of David by Weelkes, Nova by Chilcott, The truth from above by Vaughan Williams and other advent carols. All most welcome.

Ben Lowry: A grant for one of Belfast’s finest church choirs, which steers clear of happy clappy

‘A cathedral choir in all but name’ is how Mr Edward Bevin of Friends of Cathedral Music described our choir. A true compliment and well deserved given the hard work and commitment put in weekly by the choristers, musical directors, organists, music committee, administrators and congregation. It is a true privilege to be a continuing part of the heritage and legacy of centuries of sacred music. This year, the choir will sing ‘Quatre motets’ by Duruflé, ‘Blessed city’ by Bairstow and Finzi’s ‘Lo the full final sacrifice’.

Thanks to Ben Lowry, News Letter Deputy Editor for his coverage

http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/opinion/ben-lowry-a-grant-for-one-of-belfast-s-finest-church-choirs-which-steers-clear-of-happy-clappy-1-8186449

Harvest Festival this Sunday

The Church is all decorated and ready for our Harvest Festival tomorrow (Sunday 8th October) at 11am. Join us for the Eucharist when the setting will be Stanford in B and F and the Anthem ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’. The Preacher will be Rev. Dr John Medhurst.