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Choral Offerings
THE CHOIR
The Choir at Westminster sings every Sunday and at special services throughout the year, except during the summer. The choir sings a wide variety of choral music, ranging from baroque, classical and English-[style anthems all the way to spirituals and traditional gospel.  Choir rehearsal is at 7:30 every Thursday night. You are always welcome to join us!                    -Tom

 

THE CHOIR

Anthem List for Fall 2020
Pentecost XV, 2020 through Epiphany II, 2021

September 13  (Pentecost XV)
Thomas Tallis:  If Ye Love Me
Igor Stravinsky: Pater Noster
Richard Farrant:  Hide not thy face from me

September 20  (Pentecost XVI)
Richard Shephard: The Secret of Christ

September 27  (Pentecost XVII)
Charles Wood:  Summer Ended

October 4  (Pentecost XVIII and World Communion)
Harold W. Friedell:  Draw Us In the Spirit’s Tether
Edward Elgar:  Ave Verum

October 11  (Pentecost XIX)
Henry Purcell: Rejoice in the Lord always

October 18 (Pentecost XX)
César Franck:  Psalm 150

October 25  (Pentecost XXI – Reformation Sunday)
J.S. Bach:  Now Thank We All Our God
Johann Christian Bechler:  O the Blessedness is Great

November 1  (All Saints Day)
Edgar Bainton:  And I Saw A New Heaven
Craig Philips:  And I Saw the Holy City

November 8 (Pentecost XXIII)
Andre Thomas:  Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

November 15 (Pentecost XXIV)
Edward C. Bairstow:  Save Us O Lord

November 22  (The Feast of Christ the King)
Benjamin Britten:  Jubilate Deo
Benjamin Britten:  Te Deum in C

November 29  (Advent I)
Healey Willan:  Christ Whose Glory (1105)

December 6 (Advent II)
J.S. Bach:  Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Kenneth Lowenberg:  The Prophecy of Zachariah

December 13  (Advent III)
Michael Wise:  Awake, Awake, Put on Thy Strength O Zion

December 20 (Advent IV)
Richard Shephard:  Mary’s Magnificat
Harold W Friedell:  Magnificat in F

December 24 (Christmas Eve)  at 4:00 p.m.
Carter: Maiden Most Gentle;
Adolph Adam: O Holy Night,
John Rutter:  Star Carol

December 27 (Christmas I)
Maurice Greene:  Anthem for Christmas Day

January 3, 2021 (Observation of the Feast of the Epiphany)
John Weaver:  Epiphany Alleluias
Felix Mendelssohn:  There Shall A Star

January 10 (The Baptism of our Lord)
Edward C. Bairstow:  The King of Love My Shepherd Is

January 17 (Epiphany II)
Leo Sowerby:  Now There Lightens Upon Us.

***December   Day and time tba.
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Peter Warlock:  Adam lay ybounden
Andrew Carter: A maiden most gentle
John Tavener:  The Lamb
Harold Darke:  In the Bleak Midwinter
Malcolm Williamson:  This Christmas Night
Elizabeth Poston:  Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
John Rutter:  Star Carol
William Mathias: A Babe is Born

 

LESSONS AND CAROLS
This year will be a webcast event only.
No congregation in the church for the service.
The date and time of broadcast will be announced well in advance
and once broadcast will remain on the webpage for several weeks.

 

Tom Clark-Jones, choirmaster

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Westminster Church of Peoria
The Rev. Denise M. Clark-Jones, B.A., M.S., M.Div., Pastor
Thomas Clark-Jones, Mus.B., M.A., Organist-Choirmaster

Anthems listed are sung at the ten o’clock service each Sunday.
Visitors and guests are always welcome.

The Westminster Pipe Organ
built by Visser-Rowland, Houston, TX.  1989   (III/42)
maintained exclusively by John-Paul Buzard Organ Builders, Champaign, IL