Poulenc Gloria

February 13, 2020
7:00 pm

The choristers of the Temple Church Choir, the newly-formed Temple Youth Choir and the Temple Singers come together for a joyful event to open the spring season. Poulenc’s glorious mass setting, full of freshness and energy, will be the central work in a concert of magnificent choral music.

Vierne Kyrie from Messe Solennelle
Messiaen O sacrum convivium
Poulenc Litanies à la Vierge Noire 
Duruflé Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens
Ubi caritas et amor
Tota pulchra es 
Tu es Petrus
Tantum ergo 
Poulenc Gloria

Temple Youth Choir
Temple Church Choir
Temple Singers
Roger Sayer director
Augusta Hebbert soprano
Charles Andrews organ

Generously supported by the Honourable Societies of the Inner and Middle Temple.

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Choral Mattins

February 16, 2020
11:15 am

The Choirmen of the Temple Church

Organ Prelude Poco allegretto (Franck)
Introit Bless the Lord O my Soul (Thalben-Ball)
Responses (Moore)
Psalm 146 (Plainsong)
1st Lesson Job 38. 1-21
Te Deum (Anerio)
2nd Lesson Colossians 1. 15-20
Jubilate (Plainsong)
Anthem Exultate justi (Viadana)
Preacher The Reader
Organ Voluntary Finale op 174 (Rheinberger)

Organ Recital

February 19, 2020
1:15 pm

William Fox performs music by Byrd, Stanford, Hollins and McDowell

Free admission, Retiring collection. Click here for more information

Choral Evensong

February 19, 2020
5:45 pm

The Temple Singers

Organ Prelude Te lucis ante terminum (Dupré)
Responses (Clucas)
Psalm 119. 137-144 (Alcock)
1st Lesson Exodus 18. 13-26
Magnificat Second Service (Leighton)
2nd Lesson Matthew 25. 31-46
Nunc Dimittis Second Service (Leighton)
Anthem Sing joyfully (Byrd)
Organ Voluntary Harmonies du soir (Karg-Elert)

Followed by Inner Temple History Society Lecture. Frederic Reynold QC, High Principle, Low Politics and the Emergence of the Supreme Court. Tickets: £10.55, (£5.45 for students).

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Choral Communion

February 23, 2020
11:15 am

The Temple Singers

Organ Prelude A Verse (Tomkins)
Introit I sat down (Bairstow)
Mass Missa Sanci Nicolai (Haydn)
Epistle 1 Corinthians 13
Gradual Psalm 131
Gospel Luke 18. 31-43
Preacher The Master
Communion Anthem Psalm 51. 12-18 (Macmillan)
Organ Voluntary Kyrie Gott, heiliger Geist, BWV671 (J. S. Bach)

Choral Evensong

February 25, 2020
5:45 pm

The Temple Church Choir

CHORAL EVENSONG – The Temple Church ChoirFor the Annunciation of The Blessed Virgin Mary – This service is being recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast on Wednesday 25 March at 3.30 p.m.

The congregation is asked kindly to be seated by 5.30 p.m.

Introit Tota pulchra es (Duruflé)
Responses (Tomkins)
Psalm 131
1st Lesson Isaiah 7. 10-14
Magnificat (Stanford in A)
2nd Lesson Luke 1. 26-38
Nunc Dimittis (Stanford in A)
Anthem Ave Maria (Mendelssohn)Mother of God (Tavener)
Organ Voluntary Fugue on the Magnificat, BWV733 (J. S. Bach)

BBC Choral Evensong for Ash Wednesday

February 26, 2020
3:30 pm

The Temple Church Choir

Introit Salvator Mundi (Tallis)
Responses (Tomkins)
Psalm 51 (Macmillan)
1st Lesson Isaiah 1. 10-18
Magnificat Short Service (Weelkes)
2nd Lesson Luke 15. 11-end
Nunc Dimittis Short Service (Weelkes)
Anthem Lord let me know mine end (Greene) Come let us return (Treseder)
Organ Voluntary Fantasia in C Minor, BWV562 (J. S. Bach)
The congregation is asked kindly to be seated by 3.15 p.m.