The S. Bart’s Choir

The choir, under the direction of Katherine Hill, sings at Sunday mass throughout the year, as well as at other feasts and services, including Christmas eve, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Corpus Christi and Ascension Day. This dedicated group of nine volunteers, aged 17-73, sings a wide range of music for liturgy, including Gregorian chant and polyphony of the 14th to 16th centuries, as well as a wide variety of later repertoire (English Cathedral and Collegiate music, Sacred Harp, Eastern Orthodox hymns, Baroque motets, new compositions, and motets and mass settings by Healey Willan). Music for liturgy is regularly enhanced by instrumentalists from the ranks of the choir, playing recorder, viola da gamba, trumpet and medieval fiddle. We are always happy to welcome new members.

Please contact the choir director through the office for more information.

Upcoming Music

Please note: Listed music reflects plans at the time of posting, but is subject to change.

Thursday, 9 May, 2024: Ascension Day
Prelude: Duetto in F, BWV 803 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Mass: Missa Secunda – Hans Leo Hassler (1599)
Motets: O rex gloriae – Luca Marenzio (1585); Ego rogabo Patrem – Andrea Gabrieli (1576)

Sunday, 12 May, 2024: The Sunday after Ascension Day
Prelude: Two Fantasies – Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Mass: Missa Secunda – Hans Leo Hassler (1599)
Communion Motet: O Rex gloriae – Luca Marenzio (1585)

Sunday, 19 May, 2024: Pentecost
Prelude: On the Chorale “Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott” – Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Mass: Missa Brevis No. 7 – Charles Gounod (1890)
Communion Motet: Cantique de Jean Racine – Gabriel Fauré (1865)

Sunday, 26 May, 2024: Trinity
Prelude: Tre Arie – Bernardo Pasquini (1637-1710)
Mass: Missa Orbis Factor – Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus setting by Adriano Banchieri (1628)
Motet: Te Deum Patrem ingenitum – Luca Marenzio (1585);
O Unity of Threefold Light – Scottish Psalter (1635)

Thursday, 30 May, 2024: Corpus Christi
Prelude: On the Chorale “Schmucke dich, O libe Seele,” BWV 654 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Mass: tbd
Motets: Sacerdotes Domini – William Byrd (1605)
Panis angelicus – Claudio Casciolini (1697-1760)