St Francis' Choir

2023 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.

June 25
Ordinary 12
G. P. da Palestrina
J. Rutter
Missa Aeterna Christi munera
Thy perfect love
July 2
Ordinary 13
R. Proulx
W. A. Mozart
Mass for the City
Ave verum corpus
July 9
Ordinary 14
C. Willcock
C. Willcock
Come to me

(Mass for the conclusion of NAIDOC Week)
July 16
Ordinary 15
W. Byrd
W. Byrd 
Mass for four voices
Ave verum corpus
July 23
Ordinary 16
A. Gretchaninov
F. Liszt
Missa festiva
Qui seminant in lacrimis
July 30
St Peter Julian
C. Bowman
C. Mawby
Missa Bachiensis
Ave verum corpus

(With the Symphonia of Melbourne and the St Francis' Young Adult Choir)
August 6
A. Gabrieli (arr. Heagney)
T. L. da Victoria
Missa brevis
Resplenduit facies
August 13
Ordinary 19
C. Willcock
P. Stopford
Missa Magis
Ave Maria
August 20
Ordinary 20
R. R. Terry
E. Elgar
Mass in C (St Dominic)
Intende voci orationis meae
August 27
Ordinary 21
G. P. da Palestrina
G. P. da Palestrina
Missa brevis
Tu es Petrus
September 3
Ordinary 22
A. Dvorak
J. Ireland
Mass in D
Greater love
September 10
Ordinary 23 
W. Byrd
W. Lloyd Webber
Mass for four voices
Love divine
September 17
Ordinary 24
R. Heagney
L. King
Eymard Mass
Let us love in deed and truth
September 24
Ordinary 25
G. P. da Palestrina
G. P. da Palestrina 
Missa brevis
Sicut cervus
October 1
St Francis
H. L. Hassler
C. Willcock
Missa octo voci
Prayer of St Francis

(With Canzona Brass)
October 8
Ordinary 27
R. Proulx
H. Howells
Mass for the City
O pray for the peace of Jerusalem
October 15
Ordinary 28
R. Heagney
R. Thompson
Missa Castanea
The best of rooms
October 22
Ordinary 29
G. P. da Palestrina
P. Phillips
Missa brevis
Ave verum corpus
October 29
Ordinary 30
A. Gabrieli
M. Durufle 
Missa brevis
Ubi caritas 
November 5
Ordinary 31
W. Byrd 
W. Byrd
Missa for four voices
Justorum animae

(Annual Commemoration of the Deceased Members and Benefactors of St Francisí Choir)

November 12
Ordinary 32
C. Willcock
J. S. Bach
Zion hears the watchmen's voices 
November 19
Ordinary 33
L. Vierne
M. Dupre
Messe solenelle
Ave verum corpus 
November 26
Christ the King
J. Haydn
J. Haydn
The heavens are telling

(with present and former members of St Francisí Choir and the Symphonia of Melbourne)


Advent & Christmas

December 3
Advent 1
J. Haydn
R. Twynham
Missa Rorate coeli
Rorate coeli (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 the 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 music at the 11.00am solemn Eucharist will be led by organ and cantor
St Francis' Choir will resume its ministry at the 11.00am Eucharist on Sunday, 11 February 2024. During the summer, the music will be led by organist and cantor.


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