A special afternoon as Gaeilge as the Honours Choir from The Wallace High School, Lisburn led the carols and sang two exquisite pieces: Veni Emmanuel by Lawson and Suantraí arr Ó Cearrbhaill
Next week, December 11th at 5pm sees the return of the Chamber Choir and they will be joined by the Choral Scholars Training Choir to sing Stanford in G and This is the record of John.
Seirbhís Charúil na Nollag, 4 Nollaig, Teampall Naomh Seoirse, Béal Feirste, ag 5pm. Beidh an tUrr Chris Mac Bhruitin, Sagart Cúnta in Ardteampall Macurtin, Inis Ceithleann, i mbun seirbhíse agus beidh Cór Ardscoil Wallace i Lios na gCearrbhach ag canadh iomainn i nGaeilge. Fáilte roimh chách.
The service of Lessons and Carols, as Gaeilge, will take place in St. George’s Church, Belfast this Sunday, December 4 at 5pm. The Rev Chris Mac Bhruitin, Curate in St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen, will preside and Wallace High School Honours Choir will sing carols in Irish and Latin at the service. Everyone is welcome.
Advent begins this Sunday, November 27th. Our preacher at 11am Choral Eucharist will be the Rev’d Roger Thompson of the Church Mission Society Ireland. He is responsible for co-ordinating partnership links between sponsoring parishes in Ireland and those individuals who are working overseas on mission placements. Fr Thompson will tell us about the overall work of CMSI and something of the assistance to the Church in Zambia.
Our annual Advent Carol service will take place as usual at 5pm. The music of Advent, from the distant, anterior sound of ‘I look from afar’ to the reworking of ‘Veni Emmanuel’ by Philip Lawson, this Sunday afternoon will set the tone for a devotional advent season. The candlelit procession, the ‘O’ antiphons, readings and advent carols will prepare the way for Christmas. All are welcome.
On Thursday 8th December at 7:30pm the launch of Professor Brian Walker’s new book ‘A History of St. George’s’ will take place in the Parish Hall. He has been working hard on this over recent years and it promises to be an interesting and informative read. He has brought the keen eye and scholarship of a professional historian to the task and uncovered many gems and forgotten aspects of St. George’s history. The book is sumptuously illustrated with many colour plates and will make, not only an excellent read but also, a wonderful Christmas present for family and friends. Please do come along, enjoy the refreshments and buy a copy or two.
On this the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, Saint George’s Singers will be paying tribute to all those lost during the Great War. Using letters, newsreel footage and music, the short recital will reflect on the sacrifices made during the conflict.
The event will include works by Fauré, Elgar, Sullivan and Parry as well as a special performance of Memorial Ground by David Lang. The choir will be conducted by Marion Doherty Hayden with Gareth Lewis on organ.
During the singing of Memorial Ground, choir members will identify with some of the fallen.
Remembering Them takes place this Saturday, November 5th at 7.30pm in St George’s. Admission is £10 payable at the door (no tickets required).
All Souls Day will be commemorated this year on Wednesday, November 2nd. The Eucharist will be celebrated at 10.30 that morning and at 8pm there is a Sung Eucharist with a Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. The preacher will be the Rev’d Dr Richard Clutterbuck, Principal of Edgehill Theological College in Belfast. This is an opportunity to remember our loved ones when the names of the deceased are read during the service. If you wish to have a loved one’s name included, a list will be available in the Narthex from mid-October. Only NEW names should be added.