A half-hour program of treasured classic hymns and newer works.


17th January

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  • Schulz: We plough the fields and scatter.... Cambridge Singers
  • Davies: God be in my head. Truro Cathedral Choir
  • McCarthy: O Christ the healer... Choir of Trinity College Melbourne
  • M.Haydn: Sometimes a light surprises..... St Michael's Singers, Coventry
  • Barnard: Sing, all creation. Southwark Cathedral Choir
  • Sullivan: To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise. Scottish Festival Singers
  • Thomerson: I want to walk as a child of the light. Singers of the RSCM Australia 1992 Summer School
  • Purcell: Christ is made the sure foundation. 1300+ Singers, Lincoln Cathedral

  • 10th January

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  • from Paris Antiphoner, 1681: Father, we praise thee, now the night is over. Tewkesbury Abbey Choir
  • Monk: To the name that brings salvation. Marlborough College Chapel Choir
  • Hoare: Lord, you are the light of life to me. Choir of St John's Cathedral Brisbane
  • Trad: Jesus bids us shine. Kirklees Junior School Choir (UK)
  • Deiss: All the earth proclaim the Lord. Bonaventure Choir
  • Clarke: Lord of all being. Norwich Cathedral Choir
  • from Musicalisch Handbuch, 1690: His name for ever shall endure. Scottish Phlharmonic Singers
  • Jenner: We love the place, O God. Wakefield Cathedral Choir
  • Monk (arr Jewkes): Hail to the Lord's annointed. Choir of Christ Church St Lawrence, Sydney

  • 3rd January

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  • Steggall: Songs of thankfulness and praise. Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
  • Channon: Can it be a star appearing? Singers of the RSCM Australia 2005 Summer School
  • from Harmonia Sacra Gotha 1715: Earth has many a noble city. Cantus Choro
  • Ferguson: From the Eastern mountains. Wells Cathedral Choir
  • Arr/Harm J.S. Bach: Brightest and best are the suns of the morning. Choir of Christ Church St Lawrence, Sydney
  • From Reinhardt MS 1754: Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Cantus Choro
  • De Giardini: Thou whose almighty word.... Norwich Cathedral Choir
  • Kocher: As with gladness men of old. Choir of King's College, Cambridge

  • 27th December

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  • Trad (arr Vaughan Williams): O little town of Bethlehem. Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • TBA
  • Trad (arr Nyland): Of the Father's love begotten. Choir of Christ Church St Lawrence, Sydney
  • Croft: O God, our help in ages past. Cambridge Singers
  • Baughen: Lord, for the years.... Wells Cathedral Choir
  • Cruger: Now thank we all our God. Choir of King's College Cambridge

  • 20th December

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  • Trad: It came upon the midnight clear. Norwich Cathedral Choir
  • Handel? (arr Llewellyn): Joy to the world. Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Trad (arr Pearsall): In dulci jubilo. Choir of Ormond College Melbourne
  • Trad: The First Nowell. Australian Brandenburg Choir
  • Trad: Let all mortal flesh keep silence. Choir of St John's College Cambridge
  • Kendrick: From heaven you came. St Michael's Singers, Coventry
  • Trad (arr Praetorius): A great and mighty wonder. Choir of Christ Church St Lawrence, Sydney

  • 13th December

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  • Haydn: Glorious things of you are spoken. Cantus Choro
  • Nixon: Good news to the poor. City of Bristol Choir
  • Gibson: Touch the earth lightly. Choral Scholars, Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle
  • Trad: Lo! He comes with clouds descending. St Michael's Singers, Coventry
  • Barnard: This is our harvest. Southwark Cathedral Choir
  • Trad: Be thou my vision. Choir of St James Church, King Street Sydney
  • Hoare: Help us accept each other. Choir of Trinity College Melbourne
  • Trad: Immortal, invisible. 1300 Singers in Lincoln Cathedral

  • 6th December

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  • Thomas: Ye gates lift up your heads on high. Scottish Philharmonic Singers
  • Trad: O come, O come Emmanuel. Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Wolstenholme: There's a light upon the mountains. Melbourne Chorale (& audience) 1992
  • Trad (from Scottish Psalter 1653): O for a closer walk with God. Choir of St Mary's Church Warwick (UK)
  • Trad (arr Havergal): Ye servants of the Lord. Shore School Choir Sydney
  • Turle: My God, how wonderful thou art. Lincoln Cathedral Choir
  • Trad: Creator of the stars of night. Ely Cathedral Choir
  • Connolly: Come, O Jesus, come O Lord. Choir and congregation, St Patrick's Cathedral Melbourne
  • Bell: Not the powerful, not the privileged. Choir of Trinity College Melbourne
  • Stainer: Come, thou long expected Jesus. St Michael's Singers, Coventry

  • 29th November

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  • Monk: Hark, a herald voice is calling. Norwich Cathedral Choir
  • Parry: Jesu, lover of my soul. Cantus Choro
  • Trad: Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. Worcester Cathedral Choir and Worcester Festival Choral Society
  • Trad (arr Shaw): Lord, as I wake I turn to you. Marlborough Cathedral Choir
  • Shaw: Hills of the North rejoice. Wells Cathedral Choir
  • Yoakley: Lift up your hearts. Wakefield Cathedral Choir
  • Boughen: When God almighty came to be one of us. Sydney Boys' Grammar School Choir
  • From Musicalisches Handbuch, Hamburg 1690: On Jordan's Bank..... Wells Cathedral Choir
  • Steggall: May the grace of Christ our Saviour.... St Michael's Singers, Coventry

  • 22nd November

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  • Williams: Praise the Lord, his glories show. Choir of the Scots' Church Melbourne
  • Vulpius: Christ is the King! O friends rejoice. Marlborough College Chapel Choir
  • Barnby: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all. Choir of Trinity Presbyterian Church Camberwell
  • Evans: For the beauty of the earth. Temple Church Choir London
  • Stanford: When in our music, God is glorified. Guild of Musicians Choir, Canterbury Cathedral
  • Sheeles: The spacious firmament on high. Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
  • Bell: Sing to God with joy and gladness. Choral Scholars, Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle
  • Stegall: May the grace of Christ our Saviour.... St Michael's Singers, Coventry