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

18th February

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  • from Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, 1812: O for a closer walk with God. St Michael's Singers Coventry
  • TBA
  • Silesian melody: Fairest Lord Jesus. St Andrew's Cathedral Choir Sydney
  • Young: Bring many names. Choir of Trinity College Melbourne
  • Smart: Hark, hark my soul. Choir of St Anne's Church Strathfield (Sydney)
  • Howard: Fill thou my life. Choir of Methodist Central Hall Westminster & Epworth Choir
  • Scholefield: The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended. Lincoln Cathedral Choir & other choirs1

  • 11th February

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  • Gibbons: Peace, perfect peace. Lincoln Cathedral Choir
  • Barnard: Christ triumphant, ever reigning. Wells Cathedral Choir
  • Wilson: We are your people. 'Sing Alleluia' Choir
  • Armes: Jesus shall reign. Durham Cathedral Choir
  • Rowlands: Love divine, all loves excelling. St Michael's Singers, Coventry
  • Haughen: Come, O God of all the earth. Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle
  • Baker: I sing the almighty power of God. St Michael's Singers, Coventry
  • Barnard: In our darkness, light has shone. Southwark Cathedral Choir
  • Parry: And did those feet in ancient time...... Lincoln Cathedral Choir and 1300 other singers

  • 4th February

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  • Duckworth: Give to our God immortal praise. St Michael's Singers, Coventry
  • Dykes: Nearer my God, to thee. Lincoln Cathedral Choir
  • Trad: He wants not friends that hath thy love. Llandaff Cathedral Choir
  • Perry: Come, sing praises to the Lord above. 'Sing Alleluia' Choir
  • Monk: Lord, thy word abideth. Ely Cathedral Choir
  • Stainer: There's a friend for little children. Wells Cathedral Choir
  • Hadley: Alone with none but thee, O Lord. Durham Cathedral Choir
  • Dykes: The king of love my shepherd is. Choir of Temple Church London

  • 28th January

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  • Duncalf: My God, my king, thy various praise. Birmingham Anglican Cathedral Choir
  • Jones: King of glory, king of peace. Choir of St George's Chapel Windsor
  • Lahee: Come, let us join our cheerful songs. Choirs & congregation, Trinity College Chapel Melbourne
  • Holst/Vaughan Williams/Shaw: I vow to thee, my country. Regent Choir; Collegiate Singers; Choir of King's College London
  • Dykes Bower: Hail, true body, born of Mary. Choir of Christ Church South Yarra
  • Thorne: Jesus calls us o'er the tumult. St Michael's Singers' Coventry
  • Smith: Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts. From St Margaret's Church Prestwich
  • Bottorf: We'll all be there. Scottish Festivals of Male Voice Praise
  • Elvey: Crown him with many crowns. Wells Cathedral Choir

  • 21st January

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  • Westbrook: Glory, love and praise and honour. Birmingham Anglican Cathedral Choir
  • from Barton's Psalms, 1706: O thou my soul, bless God the Lord. Scottish Philharmonic Singers
  • (probably) Schulz: We plough the fields and scatter......Cambridge Singers.
  • McCarthy: O Christ the healer. Choir of Trinity College Melbourne
  • M. Haydn: Sometimes a light surprises. St Michael's Singers
  • 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 1992 Aust. Summer School
  • after Purcell: Christ is made the sure foundation. Westlinster Abbey Choir

  • 14th 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. St Joseph's Schiool Choir (UK)
  • Clarke: Lord of all being. Norwich Cathedral Choir
  • Deiss: All the earth proclaim the Lord. Bonaventure Choir
  • Wiseman: Come, let us sing of a wonderful love. Adelaide Harmony Choir
  • Jenner: We love the place, O God.... Wakefield Cathedral Choir
  • Monk: Abide with me. Regent Choir; Collegiate Singers; Choir of King's College London; London Brass

  • 7th 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 2005 Australian 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 the 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

  • 31st December

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  • Trad (arr Vaughan Williams): O little town of Bethlehem. Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • 15thC English carol: Behold the great creator makes...... Choir of St John's College Cambridge
  • Trad (arr T.R.Nyland): Of the Father's heart begotten. Choir of Christ Church St Lawrence Sydney
  • Dearnley: The growing limbs of the Son of God. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral London
  • 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. Scottish Festival Choir

  • 24th December

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  • Trad: It came upon the midnight clear. Norwich Cathedral Choir
  • Trad (arr Praetorius): A great and mighty wonder. Choir of Christ Church St Lawrence Sydney
  • Trad (arr de Pearsall): In Dulci Jubilo. Choir of Ormond College Melbourne
  • Handel? (arr Llewellyn): Joy to the world. Worcester Festival Society 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: The First Nowell. Australian Brandenburg Choir