The chant group meets next on Thursdays in normal times from 7.30 to 8.30 pm in the Parish Hall at St George’s.
The Group will resume on Thursday 11 June, and break then on Wednesday 1 July.
Even though we are currently unable to meet, here is the prepared programme for the term assuming that we might be able to get going again at some stage. This is an overview:
Revisit favourite chants familiar to most of us, The Venite (Psalm 95), the lovely evening hymn Christe Qui Lux es et Dies, the dramatic psalm 114 When Israel came out from Egypt to the Tonus Peregrinus, and the greatest of all the Marian antiphons, Salve Regina to the Solemn Tone.
The new chants are The Benedicite, a simple setting in English of this lengthy canticle from Morning Prayer; The Te Deum, a hymn of praise which is similar to the Gloria and uses the melodic formula found in settings of the ancient Jewish prayer, the ‘Shema’; and the Benedictus, or the Song of Zechariah, a New Testament Canticle.
Familiar texts such as the Magnificat and Alma Redemptoris Mater which we have sung in very simple versions, now to more complex melodies.
And it would be lovely to learn a new mass setting (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei)!
New members are very welcome, please contact Sarah Clay on 0488 133 645 or
We meet weekly during school terms at 7.30 to 8.30 pm.