As is our custom, the choir had a well-deserved Sunday off, though plenty of us were present in this morning’s full congregation. Musical selections were in the hands of The Management; by the look of things, as well as music suitable for today’s solemnity, some of the choices were made by a couple celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. Musical staples included the Gloria from Missa de Angelis and Holy is the Lord for the Sanctus. To judge from the service sheet we were also supposed to sing the Easter chant alleluia to acclaim the Gospel, but the reader evidently wasn’t in the loop, so we recited it instead. We began with Adeste fideles and ended with Hark the herald, and in between were Sebastian Temple’s Make me a channel of your peace and Carey Landry’s The love I have for you. A soloist sang Harold Darke’s In the bleak midwinter and the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria.
The choir are back next Sunday for the solemnity of the Epiphany.