Tag Archive: Choir

  1. Easter Day Festal Evensong

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    4:00 pm Sundays during term time
    5:30 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during term time

    The Cathedral Choir (or sometimes a visiting Choir) takes the principal part in this service, in which Psalms are sung, two readings are taken from the bible, the Song of Mary (Magnificat), the Song of Simeon (Nunc dimittis) and an anthem are sung, and prayers offered.

    The congregation is invited to listen and let the music lift up the heart to God.

    The traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer is used.

    This service lasts between 40 minutes (weekdays) to 1 hour (Sundays).

  2. Easter Day Festal Eucharist

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    Easter Day Festal Eucharist – a joyful Resurrection celebration, with the Bishop of Berwick.

    We would love to welcome you to Sunday Morning Eucharist – the Cathedral’s main service of the week, when the community gathers to hear God’s word read and preached, and to share Holy Communion together.

    Hymns ancient and contemporary are sung and in term time the choir sings a choral setting and anthem.

    Children are welcome at Junior Church during the service, or to explore the activities in our Children’s Area.

    This service lasts about an hour and a quarter and is followed by refreshments.

  3. The Liturgy of the Cross

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    The Liturgy of the Cross starting in Cathedral Square with the beautiful voices of the Cathedral Choir – a solemn remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice of love, including the Good Friday Reproaches.

  4. The Ancient Service of Tenebrae

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    Experience the desolation and promise of Holy Week in words and music, including the hauntingly beautiful Miserere by Gregorio Allegri.

  5. Palm Sunday Choral Evensong

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    4:00 pm Sundays during term time
    5:30 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during term time

    The Cathedral Choir (or sometimes a visiting Choir) takes the principal part in this service, in which Psalms are sung, two readings are taken from the bible, the Song of Mary (Magnificat), the Song of Simeon (Nunc dimittis) and an anthem are sung, and prayers offered.

    The congregation is invited to listen and let the music lift up the heart to God.

    The traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer is used.

    This service lasts between 40 minutes (weekdays) to 1 hour (Sundays).

  6. Palm Sunday Sung Eucharist

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    This is the principal service of the week, when the Cathedral community gathers together around the altar to celebrate the Holy Communion, recalling the Last Supper which Jesus shared with his friends on the night before he died, in which he told them to break bread together and to share the cup of wine in remembrance of him. Hymns are sung, in term time the Choir sings a setting of parts of the service, there are bible readings, a sermon and prayers before we share the sacrament together. Mainly modern language is used. This service lasts approximately 75 minutes.
  7. Palm Sunday Procession of Palms

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    Palm Sunday Procession of Palms from the Castle to the Cathedral for a Sung Eucharist with Passion Reading and distribution of Palm Crosses.

    Gather under the railway arch next to the Black Gate, Newcastle Castle at 9:50am to set off at 10:00am.

  8. Passion Sunday Choral Evensong

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    Today we welcome Strathclyde University Chamber Choir who takes the principal part in this service, in which Psalms are sung, two readings are taken from the bible, the Song of Mary (Magnificat), the Song of Simeon (Nunc dimittis) and an anthem are sung, and prayers offered.

    The congregation is invited to listen and let the music lift up the heart to God.

    The traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer is used.

    This service lasts between 40 minutes (weekdays) to 1 hour (Sundays).

    About Strathclyde University Chamber Choir

    Formed in 1980 under the direction of Alan Tavener, and comprising students and staff from Strathclyde University, as well as singers from the wider community in the West of Scotland, the Strathclyde University Chamber Choir has a repertoire ranging from plainsong and renaissance music to 20th century and contemporary pieces. In addition to regular Easter holiday visits to all the great northern English cathedrals, the choir sings occasional services in Glasgow and its environs, and gives two or three concerts a year, as well as undertaking various fundraising events. The choir has championed the work of several young composers, including Toby Young, Alan Craig and Emily Crossland, and has had a long-standing relationship with Sir James MacMillan, for whose son’s wedding in 2018 it was honoured to provide the music. It has also been broadcast on Radios 3, 4 and 2. While in Newcastle the choir will be giving an informal concert to young patients at the Great North Children’s Hospital.

     

  9. Passion Sunday Sung Eucharist and Homily

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    Today we welcome Strathclyde University Chamber Choir who takes the principal part in this service, when the Cathedral community gathers together around the altar to celebrate the Holy Communion, recalling the Last Supper which Jesus shared with his friends on the night before he died, in which he told them to break bread together and to share the cup of wine in remembrance of him. Hymns are sung, the Choir sings a setting of parts of the service, there are bible readings, a sermon and prayers before we share the sacrament together. Mainly modern language is used. This service lasts approximately 75 minutes.

    About Strathclyde University Chamber Choir

    Formed in 1980 under the direction of Alan Tavener, and comprising students and staff from Strathclyde University, as well as singers from the wider community in the West of Scotland, the Strathclyde University Chamber Choir has a repertoire ranging from plainsong and renaissance music to 20th century and contemporary pieces. In addition to regular Easter holiday visits to all the great northern English cathedrals, the choir sings occasional services in Glasgow and its environs, and gives two or three concerts a year, as well as undertaking various fundraising events. The choir has championed the work of several young composers, including Toby Young, Alan Craig and Emily Crossland, and has had a long-standing relationship with Sir James MacMillan, for whose son’s wedding in 2018 it was honoured to provide the music. It has also been broadcast on Radios 3, 4 and 2. While in Newcastle the choir will be giving an informal concert to young patients at the Great North Children’s Hospital.

     

  10. Ash Wednesday Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

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    Join us for a sung service of Holy Communion with the Imposition of Ashes, with bible readings and prayers.

    The Cathedral Choir will sing ‘A Setting‘ by William Byrd.

    During the Ashing, the Choir will sing the beautiful and haunting ‘Miserere‘ by Allegri.

    Please note, this service takes place in the Quire.

    It is in contemporary language and lasts about 60 minutes. (Common Worship Order One).