CE Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, London Sunday, June 26th

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  • DracoM
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    • Mar 2007
    • 12803

    CE Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, London Sunday, June 26th

    CE Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, London
    The Light Fantastic Festival



    Order of Service:



    Introit: O love the Lord (Sullivan)
    Responses: James Cryer
    Office Hymn: Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to heaven and voices raise (Lux Eoi)
    Psalm 119: 145-176 (Garrett, Smart, Pye, Martin)
    First lesson: 1 Samuel 16: 1-23
    Canticles: Kelly in C
    Second lesson: Matthew 6: 25-34
    Anthems: Brother, thou art gone before us (Sullivan); The Lord bless you and keep you (Rutter)
    Sermon: The Revd Dr Ian Bradley
    Hymn: Onward Christian Soldiers (St Gertrude)



    Organ Voluntary: Rustic Cavalry March from 'Wessex Suite' (Whitlock)




    Assistant Organist: Justin Luke
    Master of the Music: Philip Berg
  • ardcarp
    Late member
    • Nov 2010
    • 11102

    #2
    I'm glad Bryan Kelly's Mag and Nunc counts as 'light' music'! Pity someone couldn't have dashed off a few groovier Psalm chants though. I hope the SERMON will be suitably 'light'...

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    • DracoM
      Host
      • Mar 2007
      • 12803

      #3
      .......and maybe fantastic?

      My God, the R3 planners have a nerve: actually marketing a religious service as an extension of 'the Light Fantastic' week of programmes.

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      • Magnificat

        #4
        I don't recall any previous CE from The Savoy Chapel .

        According to Wikipedia they recruit their trebles at ages 11 and 12 which is very late considering boys voices are now breaking at 12 years old these days.

        It will be interesting to hear them.

        VCC

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        • muticus

          #5
          Gosh - are they poachers then?

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          • jean
            Late member
            • Nov 2010
            • 7100

            #6
            The Rutter is as light as it gets.

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            • DracoM
              Host
              • Mar 2007
              • 12803

              #7
              Interestingly, the service on June 26th. listed as 'live' by R3, does not appear on the Chapel's own service list.
              Boys are from St Olave's GS.

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              • ardcarp
                Late member
                • Nov 2010
                • 11102

                #8
                ...but a R3 announcer said today, "If you are going to attend the service, please be in your seats by 3.45" or words to that effect. So something must be happening.

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                • inquires
                  Full Member
                  • Feb 2011
                  • 28

                  #9
                  This will be the first ever BBC Choral Evensong by the choir, nor have they ever produced a recording. They have a long a distinguished history, once having their own choir school and from 1919 until 1952 all the choristers were supplied by the London Choir School. After that date, they have been educated at St Olave's School.

                  Definately one of the forgotton choirs of London and one which I have researched for my book on Tractarian Choir Schools. I went to hear them last year - not only are they very good indeed but the service is pure 1662 Prayer Book and visitors are made most welcome.

                  So much looking forward to hearing their first CE broadcast.

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                  • mercia
                    Full Member
                    • Nov 2010
                    • 8920

                    #10
                    just been looking at photos of the chapel on Flickr - what a gorgeous-coloured ceiling. Is that painted wood or painted plaster?

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                    • inquires
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                      • Feb 2011
                      • 28

                      #11
                      Originally posted by mercia View Post
                      just been looking at photos of the chapel on Flickr - what a gorgeous-coloured ceiling. Is that painted wood or painted plaster?
                      Not sure if wood or plaster but its a beautiful interior. Readers may also be interested to view two photos of the choir taking part in the 'Beating of the Bounds,' one from 1927 and one from 1955, which may be found on the Photographic Archive page, under 'Royal Peculiars' of my website. www.inquiresandplaces.com

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                      • mercia
                        Full Member
                        • Nov 2010
                        • 8920

                        #12
                        mmmmm - looks like a cruel sport. thanks inqs.

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                        • Magnificat

                          #13
                          Further to the boys at the Savoy Chapel being recruited at the rather late ages of 11 and 12 when their voices are about to beak, I visited a church in Oxfordshire today and on reading a copy of the diocesan paper noted an advertisement for choir open days at New College for boys aged three ( yes three) to six years old.

                          I can't imagine that Edward Higginbottom expects to start them at less than six and even then only if they can read well, surely he just wants to get them interested? But I suppose with voices breaking earlier boys will have to start younger than previously was the norm.

                          VCC

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                          • decantor
                            Full Member
                            • Dec 2010
                            • 521

                            #14
                            Originally posted by Magnificat View Post
                            Further to the boys at the Savoy Chapel being recruited at the rather late ages of 11 and 12 when their voices are about to beak, I visited a church in Oxfordshire today and on reading a copy of the diocesan paper noted an advertisement for choir open days at New College for boys aged three ( yes three) to six years old.
                            VCC
                            I noticed on the St Edmundsbury website the other day that they run a 'colts' boys' choir - aged 7-10 - that sings a service once a month. That struck me as a very good idea that might be adopted more widely with benefit. But THREE! The mind boggles.....but if it works, go for it!

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                            • mercia
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                              • Nov 2010
                              • 8920

                              #15
                              on my radio it sounds as if the microphones are in a different room from the choir at the Savoy Chapel, very distant

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