Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Compline by Candlelight this weekend.

Compline returns this Friday following my visit to Rome last weekend & a spectacularly triumphant tour singing with the wonderful St Austin's Choir from Wakefield!

As Friday is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we'll be singing Compline of Sunday, concluding with the Solemn Salve Regina - repeating exactly what we sang on the Vigil of Pentecost, so there's no need for me to add anything else here, just scroll to the previous post and all will be revealed!

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Compline by Candlelight

Due to the church being used tomorrow evening, this will again be transferred to Saturday this week.

As this is the eve of Trinity Sunday, the important bits to remember are as follows:

Psalms of SUNDAY. Antiphon Miserere. Paschaltide will be over.

Office Hymn - second tune for First Class Feasts.

The responsory reverts back to use outside Paschaltide

Marian Antiphon is now the Salve Regina (Solemn tone)




Wednesday, 7 June 2017

2017 Dates

Since some of you have expressed an interest, I thought I'd bore you all with a list of what I'm provisionally up to for the remainder of the year (with or without the Rudgates in tow)

16th June, San Tommaso da Villanova, Castel Gandolfo. Recital


17th June. Santa Maria Maggiore. Mass


17th June. The Pantheon. Recital.


18th June. Basilica of St Paul outside the Walls. Mass


18th June. St Peter's, (also known as HQ!) Mass.


24th June. Leeds Cathedral. Wedding.


6th July. Markenfield Hall nr Ripon. Mass


8th July. Hallam (Sheffield) Cathedral. Solemn Mass - Ordinariate Divine Worship


5th August. St Mary's Bishophill Jnr, York.
Yorkshire Churches Medieval Festival. Vespers & Dominican Compline (by candlelight)


12th August. St Austin's Wakefield. Wedding.


15th August. St Wilfrid's, York. Mass


26th August. Leeds Cathedral. Ordination

27th August. St Mary's Bishophill Junior
Choral Vespers. 
1st ever performance of Michael Weeks' setting! 
I'll write more about this on my return from Rome.


9th September. Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland. Mass


10th September. St Mary's Chantry Chapel, Wakefield.
Heritage Weekend. Vespers & Compline


28th October. Ampleforth Abbey
Hierarchal (Pontifical) Greek-Catholic Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy.


4th November, St Charles Borromeo, Hull. Solemn Mass.
(A city of culture 2017 event)


8th December. St Mary's Chantry Chapel, Wakefield. Mass

22nd December, St Mary's Bishophill Jnr, York.
Our annual celebration of Carols by Candlelight



Of course, some things may change, and there may also be additions to this - possible services in Ripon Cathedral and another mini-European tour spring to mind, depending on dates and availability!

And let's not forget the weekly gathering of Rudgates and friends who meet to sing Compline by Candlelight at St Mary's. :-)

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Compline by Candlelight this week

As many regular readers/attendees will know by now, there is NO Compline tomorrow evening, as I, along with others, will be singing for a Solemn Mass in honour of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Austin's Church, Wakefield at 7.30pm. Anyone within easy reach of Wakefield is of course very welcome.

We shall instead sing Compline at St Mary's on Saturday at the same time of 9pm. Since this is the Vigil of Pentecost, the important bits to remember are listed below. :-)

Psalms of SUNDAY. Antiphon Alleluia.
Office Hymn: Pentecost Tune
Marian Antiphon, Regina Caeli *Solemn* Tone.

Two weeks today, I'll be rehearsing in Rome! :-)