The Parish Choir

The Parish Choir sings at the Sunday 9:00 a.m. Mass (Rite II) from late September through Trinity Sunday. We also sing occasional Sunday Evensong services. Our repertoire is diverse and includes choral works of major composers from the 16th through the 20th centuries. Rehearsals during the season are usually Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

9:00am Music Schedule

Parish Choir singing on Easter Sunday

9:00 am Music Schedule


September 27 – The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
(The Full Choir returns)
Giovanni Croce: Cantate Domino
Giovanni Croce: O sacrum convivium


October 4 – St Francis of Assisi
Edward Elgar: Fear not, O land
Arthur Baynon: When rooks fly homeward

October 11 – The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Lodovico Grossi da Viadana: Exsultate justi in Domino
Juan Esquivel: Ego sum panis vivus

October 15 –  Choral Concert: The Choir of Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue
(Thursday, 7:30 PM)
The Boy Choristers of Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue will present a choral concert at The Church of the Advent; the St Thomas Choir is considered one of the premier boy choirs in the world today. This will be a unique opportunity to welcome them to the wonderful acoustic and ambience of The Church of the Advent. A reception will follow.  Admission to the 75-minute concert is free, an offering will be received to defray expenses. Reception to follow.

October 18– St Luke
(Choir Excused)

October 25 – The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Herbert Howells: My eyes for beauty pine
William Byrd: Ego sum panis vivus


November 1 – All Saints Day
Dr Christopher Tye: Sing unto the Lord, ye that are his Saints
Richard Proulx: Prayer of the Venerable Bede

November 8 – The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
(Choir Excused)

November 15 – The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Henry Purcell: Thou knowest, Lord
Heinrich Isaac: O esca viatorum

November 20 – Organ Recital in Memory of Gunther Schuller, Aaron Sunstein, Organist
(Friday, 8:00 PM)
As part of a series of memorial events for Boston composer Gunther Schuller (1925-2015) organist Aaron Sunstein will present the premiere performance of Schuller’s complete Symphony for Organ of 1981. Co-sponsored by the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and The New England Conservatory, the concert will also include music in like spirit by Max Reger and Francisco Correa de Arauxo. Admission is free.

November 22 – Christ the King
Adrian Batten: O sing joyfully unto God our strength
attrb to Thomas Tallis: All people that on earth do dwell

November 29 – The First Sunday of Advent: The Feast of Title & Dedication
Stanley Marchant: Judge eternal, throned in splendor
Thomas Tomkins: O pray for the peace of Jerusalem


December 6 – The Second Sunday of Advent
arr Barry Ferguson: People look east
Camille Saint-Saëns: Ave verum corpus

December 13 – The Third Sunday of Advent (“Gaudete”)
Anonymous: Rejoice in the Lord alway
Harold W. Friedell: Jesus, so lowly

December 20 – The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Pageant by the Church School 

December 24 – Christmas Eve (Thursday) 4:30 PM Family Mass
Giovanni Bernardino Nanino: Hodie nobis coelorum rex
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Blessed Son of God

December 25  –  Christmas Day (Friday) Sung Mass & Hymns at 11:00 AM
(Choir Excused)

December 27 –  St John, Apostle & Evangelist (Sunday)
(Choir Excused)


January 3 – The Second Sunday after Christmas
Giovanni Bernardino Nanino: Hodie nobis cœlorum rex
Benjamin Britten: A boy was born

January 10 – The Baptism of our Lord
Thomas Tallis: O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit
Healey Willan: O how sweet, O Lord, is thy Spirit

January 17 – The Confession of St Peter
Clemens non Papa: Tu es Petrus
Diego Ortiz: Janitor cœli

January 24 – The Third Sunday after the Epiphany – Annual Meeting at 10:00 AM
(Choir Excused)

January 31 – The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Charles Villiers Stanford: Pray that Jerusalem may have peace
Healey Willan: O sacred feast


February 7 – The Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Quicumque Christum quæritis
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Jesu dulcis memoria