2017 Music Program

The choir sings regularly at the 11.00am Sunday solemn Eucharist unless otherwise indicated.

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Occasionally, due to unforeseen circumstances, this program may be subject to change.

July 2
Ordinary 13
G. P. da Palestrina
F. Mendelssohn
Missa brevis
He watching over Israel (Elijah)
July 9
Ordinary 14
C. Willcock
C. Willcock
Come to me

(Mass for the conclusion of NAIDOC Week)
July 16
Ordinary 15
W. Byrd
H. von Bingen 
Mass for four voices
O viridissima virga
July 23
Ordinary 16
A. Gretchaninov
F. Liszt
Missa festiva
Qui seminant in lacrimis
July 30
St Peter Julian
F. Schubert
W. A. Mozart
Mass in G
Ave verum corpus

(With the Symphonia of Melbourne and the choir of Xavier College, Kew)

August 6
A. Gabrieli (arr. Heagney)
M. Lauridsen
Missa brevis
O nata lux
August 13
Ordinary 19
L. Refice
F. Liszt
Missa in Assumptionis BMV
Ave Maria II
August 20
Ordinary 20
G. Ives
W. McKie
Missa brevis
We wait for the loving kindness
August 27
Ordinary 21
G. P. da Palestrina
G. P. da Palestrina
Missa brevis
Tu es Petrus
September 3
Ordinary 22
The St Francis' Youth Choir, directed by Rhys Arvidson, will sing at this Mass 
September 10
Ordinary 23
L. Vierne
G. Holst
Messe solonnelle
Turn back, O man
September 17
Ordinary 24 
A. Dvorak
P. Stopford
Mass in D
Ave verum corpus
September 24
Ordinary 25
R. Heagney
B. Chilcott
Eymard Mass
Be thou my vision
October 1
St Francis
G. O. Rutter
C. Willcock
Mass in D
Come to me

(With the Symphonia of Melbourne)
October 8
Ordinary 27
C. Willcock
J. Rutter 
Missa Magis
The Lord bless you and keep you
October 15
Ordinary 28
T.L. da Victoria
R. Thompson
Missa quarti toni
The best of rooms
October 22
Ordinary 29
G. P. da Palestrina
P. Phillips
Missa Aeterna Christi munera
Ave verum corpus
October 29
Ordinary 30
R. Proulx
L. King
Mass for the City
Let us love in deed and truth
November 5
Ordinary 31
A. Gretchaninov
W. Harris
Missa festiva
Bring us, O Lord God

(Annual commemoration of the deceased members and benefactors of St Francisí Choir)

November 12
Ordinary 32
Z. Kodaly
F. Mendelssohn
Missa brevis
And then shall your light (Elijah)
November 19
Ordinary 33
C. Willcock
F. Liszt
Missa Magis
Ave verum corpus 
November 26
Christ the King
J. Haydn Missa in tempore belli
(with present and former members of St Francisí Choir and the Symphonia of Melbourne, conducted by Roger Heagney, KCSG, OAM director of music emeritus)


Advent & Christmas

December 3
Advent 1
J. Haydn
R. Twynham
Missa Rorate coeli
Rorate ceoli (Drop down, dew)
December 10
Advent 2
E. Bainton
And I saw a new heaven
December 15
The annual Carol Festival will take place at 7.00pm
December 17
Advent 3
H. Schroeder
E. Elgar
Missa Gregoriana
The Spirit of thee Lord
December 24
Advent 4
J. Langlais
J. Langlais
Missa in simplicitate
Ave maris stella

(Merlyn Quaife AM, soloist)
December 24
Christmas Midnight
J. Haydn
J. Schnabel
Transeamus usque ad Bethlehem

(With the Symphonia of Melbourne)
December 25
Christmas Day
The National Men's Choir, directed by Philip Carmody, will sing at the 11.00am solemn Eucharist
St Francis' Choir will resume its ministry at the 11.00am Eucharist on Sunday 11 February 2018.
During the summer, the music will be led by organist and cantor. 


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