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 22 – The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
(The Parish Choir returns)
Herbert Howells: My eyes for beauty pine
Claudio Casciolini: Panis angelicus

September 29 – St. Michael & All Angels
Andrea Gabrieli: Angeli, archangeli
Jakob Handl: Michæl, coeli signifer


October 6 – The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Charles Villiers Stanford: Purest and highest
John Amner: Come, let’s rejoice

October 13 – The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Choir Excused

October 20 – St Luke
Ernest Bullock: Give us the wings of faith
Dr Christopher Tye: Sing unto the Lord

October 27 – The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Josquin Desprez: Tu pauperum refugium
Thomas Tomkins: O pray for the peace of Jerusalem


November 3 – The Sunday in the Octave of All Saints
Tomás Luis de Victoria: O quam gloriosum
William Byrd: Justorum animæ

November 10 – The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Choir Excused

November 17 – The Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Stanley Marchant: Judge eternal, throned in splendor
Camille Saint-Säens: Ave verum corpus

November 24 – Christ the King
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Antiphon (Five Mystical Songs)
Healey Willan: O King all glorious


December 1 – The First Sunday of Advent – The Feast of Title & Dedication
Thomas Tallis: Audivi vocem de cœlo
Anton Bruckner: Locus iste a Deo factus est

December 8 – The Second Sunday of Advent
Claude Goudimel: Comfort, comfort ye my people
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Alma redemptoris Mater

December 15 – The Third Sunday of Advent, “Gaudete”
Francisco Guerrero: Canite tuba in Sion
Francisco Guerrero: Rorate cœli desuper

December 22 – The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Pageant by the Church School

December 24 – Christmas Eve, (Tuesday) Family Mass at 4:30 pm
Giovanni Bernadino Nanino: Hodie nobis cœlorum Rex
arr David Willcocks: The Infant King

December 29 – The First Sunday after Christmas
Choir Excused


January 5 – The Second Sunday after Christmas
Giovanni Bernadino Nanino: Hodie nobis cœlorum Rex
Benjamin Britten: A boy was born

January 12 – The Baptism of our Lord
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Sicut cervus desiderat
Healey Willan: Like as the hart

January 19 – The Confession of St Peter
Clemens non Papa: Tu es Petrus
Diego Ortiz: Janitor cœli

January 26 – The Conversion of St Paul – Annual Meeting at 10:00 AM
Choir Excused


February 2 – The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Nunc dimittis tertii toni
William Byrd: Senex puerum portabat
Thomas Tallis: Euge cæli

February 9 – The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Ludovico Grossi da Viadana: Exsultate justi in Domino
Maurice Duruflé: Tantum ergo sacramentum

February 16 – The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
Choir Excused

February 23 – The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
Thomas Tallis: A new commandment
Ola Gjeilo: Ubi caritas et amor

MARCH 2014

March 2 – The Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Roland de Lassus: Quicumque Christum quaeritis
Henry Hokans: O send out thy light

March 9 – The First Sunday in Lent
Cristóbal de Morales: Peccantem me quotidie
Thomas Tallis: Purge me, O Lord

March 16 – The Second Sunday in Lent
The Boys from St Paul’s Choir School, Harvard Square

March 23 – The Third Sunday in Lent
Heinrich Isaac: O esca viatorum
Claudio Casciolini: Panis angelicus

March 30 – The Fourth Sunday in Lent, “Lætare”
Loyset Compère: O bone Jesu, illumina oculos meos
Marc’ Antonio Ingegneri: O bone Jesu, miserere nobis

APRIL 2014

April 6 – The Fifth Sunday in Lent
George Oldroyd: Prayer to Jesus
Roland de Lassus: Adoramus te, Christe

April 13 – The Sunday of the Passionor Palm Sunday
Michael Prætorius: Hosianna dem Sohne Davids
Tomás Luis de Victoria: O vos omnes
Roland de Lassus: Inimici autem

April 20 – The Sunday of the Resurrection or Easter Day
William H. Harris: Most glorious Lord of life
Clemens non Papa: Congratulamini omnes

April 27 – The Second Sunday of Easter
Choir Excused

MAY 2014

May 4 – The Third Sunday of Easter
Choir Excused

May 11 – The Fourth Sunday of Easter
Francesco Soriano: Regina cæli, lætare
Giovanni Croce: Cantate Domino

May 18 – The Fifth Sunday of Easter
William H. Harris: Behold, the tabernacle of God
Harold W. Friedell: Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life

May 25 – The Sixth Sunday of Easter, “Rogation”
John Tavener: The Lamb
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Crown of Roses (Legend)
Josquin Desprez: El Grillo (Madrigal in the Garden)

JUNE 2014

June 1 – The Seventh Sunday of Easter
Luca Marenzio: O rex gloriæ
Luca Marenzio: O sacrum convivium

June 8 – Pentecost
Patricia Van Ness: Pentecost
Orlando Gibbons: Spirit of truth

June 15 – Trinity Sunday
Adrian Batten: O sing joyfully
Hans Leo Haßler: Cantate Domino (à 4)


The Full Choirs return on Sunday morning, September 28th.