Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Compline this weekend.

We meet on Friday at our usual time 8.45pm at St. Mary's Bishophill Jnr. It's the Feast of SS Cosmas & Damian, class III in the EF, so that's Friday psalms, Te Lucis I and simple Salve. We also have visitors from Germany this week, so do come and say hello!

Sunday, 22 September 2013

More about Brinkburn

Last Saturday, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross saw a goodly complement of Rudgates heading up to Northumberland to sing in what is unquestionably (IMHO!) our favourite venue of Brinkburn Priory.

This is not too far from Morpeth, on the road to Rothbury, and is by far the furthest venue that most of us travel to each year, but it is definitely worth it, as the setting, not to mention the acoustic is splendid. :-)

For Holy Cross Day this year, we were joined by the Schola Sancti Baedae from Jarrow, a full complement of clergy and servers and about 30+ people in the congregation who made the journey into central Northumberland. The music went well.

Here's a link to the Offertory Motet, Crux Fidelis.

And some of Mark's excellent photos. I shall have to persuade him to upload some of the video taken that day as well!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Compline tomorrow.

This is traditionally an Ember Day in the EF calendar which we use when singing the Office.

What this means in practice is that we sing the psalms of the day,  Te Lucis III & the Simple Tone Salve.

We meet at St. Mary's tomorrow evening at the usual time of 8.45pm, though it will probably be after 9 by the time we actually start...

Monday, 9 September 2013

Solemn High Mass for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Brinkburn Priory, Longframlington, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65 8AR.
Saturday, 14th September 2013 at 12pm.

Music provided by the Rudgate Singers and the Schola Sancti Baedae.

Gregorian Chant Proper from the Graduale Romanum.

Mass for 4 Voices: William Byrd
Crux Fidelis: John IV of Portugal
Christus Factus Est: Felice Anerio

Salve Regina: Gregorian Chant Simple Tone.

All welcome!

Compline this week...

Moves to Saturday evening, as the Orthodox Community have a Liturgy on Friday evening for the eve of Holy Cross Day. So, details as follows:


Semifestal Office.

Which means (as you may already have guessed) Compline of Sunday!

Te Lucis I and Solemn Salve Regina, in its own right as it were, not just because it's the eve of Sunday.

Some of us may be a little tired, as we'll have been up to Brinkburn Priory in Northumberland earlier to sing a Solemn High Mass for the Feast, (see next post for details) so we may be susceptible to making the odd mistake or two, so bear with us! The important thing of course, is that the office is still sung.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Compline This Friday.

For those of you who are interested.

Fri 6th September

Diocese of Middlesbrough:

Festal Office

Compline will therefore be of Sunday with Te Lucis II and the Solemn Salve Regina.

8.45pm at our usual venue, St. Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior, York.

Sunday, 1 September 2013