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 of short anthems from the classical tradition, songs from Taizé, Iona and the world church, including African songs, 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 
  • Palm Sunday and Easter
  • Hospiscare fundraising concert 
  • 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. 

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)

Bread of life, hope of the world (Bernadette Farrell)

Brother of our flesh – Communion song

Cantai ao Senhor – song from Brazil

Christ has no body now on earth but yours

Creator and Sustainer 

Doxology (Tallis’ Canon)

God of the nations – Prayer for peace (Ukraine)

God’s power to guide me (Colin Brumby) 

I heard the voice of Jesus calling (John Bell)

Know that God is good (African song)

Let us break bread together (Spiritual)

Lord and Saviour, Friend and Guide (Jemima Firman)

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

Psalm 98 – setting by Andrew Daldorph

Psalm 121 – setting by Walford Davies

Sanctus from German Mass (Franz Schubert)

St David’s Gloria

The hand of heaven

The Lord of Life has spoken

The Lord’s my shepherd (Brother James’ Air)

The table of the Lord

There in God’s garden

This is the body of Christ (John Bell)

To you, O Lord (Psalm 25)

Ubi Caritas (Duruflé)

Ubi caritas (Taizé)

You are the peace (Richard Johnson)

 

HARVEST FESTIVAL

Thou visitest the earth (Maurice Greene)

REMEMBRANCE

Pie Jesu 

 ADVENT

Come now, O Prince of Peace

I look from afar

People, look East

Wait for the Lord (Taizé)

CHRISTMAS

All my heart this night rejoices  

Coventry Carol

Ding dong merrily

Deo gratias (Iona)

Gaudete 

Gabriel’s Message

In dulci jubilo 

Love came down at Christmas

O holy night 

We have seen a baby – Shepherds’ Carol 

EPIPHANY

Arise, shine out

LENT

Bread of the world

Drop, drop slow tears

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

Noah found grace

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