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


13th 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 School Choir (UK)
  • Clarke: Lord of all being. Norwich Cathedral Choir
  • Deiss: All the earth proclaim the Lord. Bonaventure Choir
  • Jenner: We love the place, O God. Wakefield Cathedral Choir
  • from Musikalisch Handbuch, 1690: His name for ever shall endure. Scottish Philharmonic Singers
  • Monk: Abide with me, Regent Choir; Collegiate Singers; Choir of King's College London: London Brass

  • 6th 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 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

  • 30th 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 Nyland): Of the Father's heart begotten. Choir of Christ Church St Lawrence Sydney
  • Dearnley: The growing limbs of God the Son. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral London
  • Croft: O God, our help in ages past. Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Baughan: Lord, for the years.... Wells Cathedral Choir
  • Cruger: Now thank we all our God. St Paul's Cathedral Choir London

  • 23rd December

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  • Trad: It came upon the midnight clear. Norwich Cathedral Choir
  • Handel? (arr Llewellyn): Joy to the world. Worcester Festival Society Choir
  • Trad (arr de 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 Praaetorius): A great and mighty wonder. Choir of Christ Church St Lawrence Sydney

  • 16th December

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  • Haydn: Glorious things of you are spoken. Cantus Choro
  • Bell: Christmas is coming. St Nicholas Choir, Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle
  • from Konig's Choralbuch, 1738: O heavenly word of God on high. Choir of St Mary's Church Warwick (UK)
  • Gibson: Touch the earth lightly. Choral Scholars, Christ Church Cathedtal Newcastle
  • Parry: Jesu, lover of my soul. Cantus Choro
  • Trad: O come, O come Emmanuel. Truro Cathedral Choir
  • Hoare: Help us accept each other. Choir of Trinity College Melbourne
  • Trad: Lo! He comes with clouds descending. St Michael's Singers, Coventry

  • 9th December

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  • Thomas: Ye gates lift up your heads on high. Scottish Philharmonic Singers
  • Barnard: This is our harvest. Southwark Cathedral Choir
  • 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 (adapted Havergal): Ye servants of the Lord. Marlborough College Chapel Choir
  • Turle: My God, how wonderful thou art. Lincoln Cathedral Choir
  • Connelly: Come, O Jesus, come O Lord. Choir & 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

  • 2nd December

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  • Monk: Hark, a herald voice is sounding. Norwich Cathedral Choir
  • Trad: Be thou my vision. Choir of St James Church King Street Sydney
  • 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 College Chapel 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 Hand-buch, Hamburg, 1690: On Jordan's Bank..... Wells Cathedral Choir.

  • 25th November

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  • Williams: Praise to the Lord, his glories show. Choir of the Scots' Church Melbourne
  • Vulpius (arr Ley): 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
  • Smart: Glory be to God the father. Members of Melbourne Welsh Community
  • Stegall: May the grace of Christ our saviour...... St Michael's Singers, Coventry

  • 18th November

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  • Vaughan Williams: Come down, O love divine. Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
  • Ferguson: Father, hear the prayer we offer. Wells Cathedral Choir
  • Howells: O Holy City, seen of John. St Clement's Choir, Philadelphia
  • Appleford: Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord). City of Birmingham SO Chorus
  • Drese: Round me falls the night. Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
  • Webb: Stand up, stand up for Jesus. Hereford Choral Society
  • Doran: A spendthrift lover is the Lord. The Choir of Trinity College Melbourne
  • from Poitier's Antiphoner, 1746: Sing, all creation. Combined Choirs in St James Church, King Street Sydney
  • Melody from Stralsund Gesangbuch, 1665: Praise to the Lord. Westminster Abbey Choir