Music Scheme December 2023 

SUNDAY 3RD DECEMBER First Sunday of Advent 

10.00 Sung Eucharist   Choral Scholars

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645: Bach

Communion Service in C: Ireland 

Psalm 80.1-8 A&M: 41, 54, 409, 37

And the glory of the Lord from Messiah: Handel

Fantasia in G minor BWV 542: Bach 


17.00 Advent Carol Service   Combined Choir 

Advent choir anthems & congregational hymns


SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER Second Sunday of Advent

10.00 Sung Eucharist   Choral Scholars     

La Nativité du Seigneur: Desseins éternels: Messiaen 

Communion Service in E: Darke

Psalm 85.1-2, 8-13A&M: 46, 42, 44i, 30

How beautiful upon the mountains: Stainer 

La Nativité du Seigneur: Jésus accepte la souffrance: Messiaen


17.00 Christmas Tree Festival Carol Service   Choral Scholars    

Christmas choral music & congregational carols


SUNDAY 17TH DECEMBER Third Sunday of Advent 

10.00 Sung Eucharist   Choral Scholars & St Peter’s Singers 

Christe, alle Welt Trost BWV 670: Bach

Salisbury Service: Ives

Psalm 126A&M: 38, 51, 34, 55

This is the record of John: Gibbons 

Praeludium in e: Bruhns


17.00 Service of Lessons & Carols   Combined Choir

Christmas choral music & congregational carols 






13.00 Lunchtime Carol Service   Choral Scholars

A shorter service with Christmas choral music & congregational carols 



13.00 A Blue Christmas Service   Choral Scholar Quintet 

A service with carols, for those hurting at Christmas 


SUNDAY 24TH DECEMBER Fourth Sunday of Advent 

10.00 Sung Eucharist   Choral Scholars 

Sonata 8 in e Op.132: Intermezzo: Rheinberger  

Communion Service in F: Sumsion 

Psalm 89.1-4, 19-26 A&M: 45, 394, 316, 160

The Angel Gabriel: Traditional Basque Carol arr. Pettman 

Sonata 8 in e Op.132: Scherzoso: Rheinberger 


23.00 Midnight Sung Eucharist   St Peter’s Singers

Symphonie Gothique: Andante sostenuto: Widor 

Communion Service in F: Darke  

Psalm 98 A&M: 79, 59, 84, 78

In the bleak mid-winter: Darke 

Symphony 5 in F: Toccata: Widor 



10.00 Sung Eucharist   Combined Choir 

The holly and the ivy: Sumsion

Vieux Noël: Franck  

Mass of St Cedd: Nardone 

Psalm 96 A&M: 72, 83, 60, 66

Rocking: Czech Carol arr. Willcocks

In dulci jubilo BWV 729: Bach 


SUNDAY 31ST DECEMBER First Sunday of Christmas

10.00 Eucharist with Hymns 

Psalm 148 A&M: 71, 89, 88, 86


17.00 Informal Service of Carols & Prayers for Old Year’s Night