Choir

St David’s Church Choir is a lively and friendly mixed-age group who sing regularly at the 9.30am Sunday service throughout the year, and on other occasions such as carol services and weddings.

There are no auditions and our aim is to sing what we can sing, and sing it well.  Our repertoire consists mainly of short anthems, songs from Taizé, Iona and the world church, together with material specially written or arranged for the choir.  From time to time we are joined by members of St Michael’s Church choir and other guests for special occasions.

Particular “high spots” during the past few years have included:

  • “Three choirs” concert – March 2018
  • Palm Sunday and Easter
  • Hospiscare fundraising concert – June 2018
  • Carol and midnight services
  • Taizé evening prayers
  • Advent Sunday
  • Christmas Carol and midnight services 
  • Candlemas

We are always glad to welcome new members.  Please contact Nigel Walsh, Director of Music, on 01392 273237 or choir@stdavidschurchexeter.org.uk for further details … or just come along on a Sunday and buttonhole Nigel or any member of the choir.  NB During Covid restrictions we have been running on much reduced numbers of singers.

You can listen to the Choir singing by clicking on any of these YouTube links:

At the dawning of the day, I give my peace to you

Beatitudes  (Russian Orthodox)

Christ has no body now on earth but yours

Creator and Sustainer 

Doxology (Tallis’ Canon)

God’s power to guide me (Colin Brumby) 

Know that God is good (African song)

Let us break bread together (Spiritual)

Lord’s Prayer – setting by Robert Stone

My delight – Psalm 119

O Christ, our morning star – prayer of St Bede

O light serene – evening prayer

Panis angelicus (César Franck)

Psalm 121 – setting by Walford Davies

Sanctus from German Mass (Franz Schubert)

St David’s Gloria

The Lord of Life has spoken

There in God’s garden

This is the body of Christ (John Bell)

To you, O Lord (Psalm 25)

Ubi caritas (Taizé)

You are the peace (Richard Johnson)

REMEMBRANCE

Pie Jesu 

 ADVENT

Gabriel’s message

I look from afar

Wait for the Lord (Taizé)

CHRISTMAS

All my heart this night rejoices  

Coventry Carol

Ding dong merrily

Deo gratias (Iona)

Gaudete 

In dulci jubilo 

O holy night 

We have seen a baby – Shepherds’ Carol 

EPIPHANY

Arise, shine out

CANDLEMAS

When to the Temple Mary went  (J.Eccard)

When candles are lighted

GOOD FRIDAY

Were you there? (Spiritual)

EASTER

This joyful Eastertide

Walking in a garden

PENTECOST AND TRINITY SUNDAY

Veni Sancte Spiritus (Taizé)

Spirit of the living God + Father in Heaven

LESS SERIOUS

Don’t forget the clocks!

Noah found grace

 

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