DAY BY DAY IN THE PARISH OF GREAT ST BARTHOLOMEW

Monthly Church Diary & Music Notes
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Except where indicated, all events take place in St Bartholomew the Great
Please note: the Cloister Café is closed until the neighbouring building works are complete


Church Diary 25th to 30th
Mon 25th
17:00 Service of the Worshipful Company of Founders
       
Tue 26th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 27th Ss Cosmas & Damian
       
Thu 28th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 29th S. Michael & All Angels
  13:05 City Music Society Lunchtime Concert (free admission)
Eunsley Park violin
Luka Okros piano
Schubert – Sonatina in D D384
R Strauss – Sonata in E flat Op.18
Tchaikovsky – Valse-Scherzo Op.34
In 2016-17 Eunsley Park was the Constant and Kit Lambert Fellow at the Royal College of Music, administered by The Musicians' Company, and she has enjoyed an extensive solo career since her early studies at the Menuhin School. Luka Okras studied at the Moscow Conservatory before completing his studies with Norma Fisher at the RCM. The winner of prizes in many competitions he has had particular success as first prize-winner in the Hong Kong International Piano Competition in 2016.
       
Sat 30th S. Jerome, 420
14:00 Wedding of David Merlin Jones & Michaele Bacon in The Great
17:00 Wedding of Anthony Charles & Emma Abbatt in The Great
       

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Sunday, 1st 2017, Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Bishop Stephen Platt
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Bill Wilson
Readings: 1: Ezekiel 18:1–4, 25–32 E: Philippians 2:1–13 G: Matthew 21:23–32
Setting: Mass in A – Allessandro Scarlatti
At the Offertory: Laudate Dominum – Pitoni
Postlude: Prelude & Fugue in C BWV 545 – Johann Sebastian Bach
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Martin Freeman
Readings: 1: Ezekiel 37:15–28 2: 1 John 2:22–29
Responses: Reading
Canticles: Evening Service in F minor – Pelham Humfrey
Anthem: O sing unto the Lord – Purcell
Postlude: Allegro from Organ Concerto in Bb – Handel

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Church Diary 2nd to 7th
Mon 2nd
       
Tue 3rd
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 4th S. Francis of Assisi, 1226
       
Thu 5th Ss Maur & Placid, 6th C.
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 6th S. Bruno, 1101
  13:05 City Music Society Lunchtime Concert (free admission)
PIATTINI STRING TRIO
Michael Trainor violin
David Wigram viola
Jessie Ann Richardson cello
Schubert – Trio in B flat, D471
Beethoven – Trio in E flat Op.3
Piattini is an offshoot of the very successful Piatti String Quartet, prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. In their trio guise they explore some of the beautiful but neglected repertoire for this combination by major composers. Schubert's Trio D471 has only one surviving movement whereas Beethoven's early six-movement work has more the character of a divertimento with two minuets.
       
Sat 7th
12:00 Wedding of James Frappell & Charlotte Penney in The Great
15:30 Wedding of Roy Harker & Coral Briggs in The Great
       

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Sunday, 8th 2017, Appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Canon Hubert
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Luke Miller, Archdeacon of London
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
11:00 Procession from the Lady Chapel & Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Luke Miller, Archdeacon of London
Readings: 1: Song of Solomon 2:1–7 E: Revelation 11:19; 12:1,10a G: Luke 1:26–38
Setting: Missa Brevis – Britten
At the Offertory: Ave Maria – Cecilia McDowell
Postlude: Improvisation on the Salve Regina – Jonathan P. Eyre
18:30 Choral Evensong, Sermon, & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in The Great
Preacher: Fr Luke Miller, Archdeacon of London
Readings: 1: Sirach 24:1–12 2: Luke 2:43–51
Responses: Clucas
Canticles: The Norwich Service – Gabriel Jackson
Anthem: Ave Maria II – Vytautas Miškinis
At Benediction: O Salutaris – Henschel, Tantum ergo – Dupré
Postlude: Antienne – Naji Hakim

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Church Diary 9th to 14th
Mon 9th
       
Tue 10th S.Paulinus, 644
11:30 Worshipful Company of Farmers – Harvest Festival and Installation Service in The Great
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 11th
       
Thu 12th S. Wilfrid, 709
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 13th Translation of King Edward the Confessor, 1066
  13:05 City Music Society Lunchtime Concert (free admission)
MAGNARD ENSEMBLE
Suzie Watson flute
Mana Shibata oboe
Joseph Shiner clarinet
Catriona McDermid bassoon
Jonathan Farey french horn
Leo Geyer – Sideshows Suite (second performance)
Barber – Summer Music
J S Bach arr. Shiner – Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor BWV867
Haydn (attrib.) – Divertimento in B flat Hob.II:46 (St. Antoni)
Ligeti – Six Bagatelles
Winner of the 2017 Lord Mayor's Composition Prize - awarded by The Musicians' Company - Leo Geyer's wind quintet, like Luciano Berio's Opus Number Zoo, wittily combines spoken contributions by each member of the group with stage action and fascinating original music. Founded in 2012 the Magnard Ensemble has swiftly gained a reputation for their entertaining programmes and had great success with their Roald Dahl project in 2016, 'Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music'.
       
Sat 14th
15:00 Wedding of Jack Rees & Alice Farmiloe in The Great
15:00 Service for the League of St Bartholomew's Nurses in The Less
       

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Sunday, 15th 2017, Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great attended by The Roughriders
Preacher: Fr Bill Wilson
Readings: E: Philippians 4:1–9 G: Matthew 22:1–14
Setting: Missa Brevis – Lennox Berkeley
At the Offertory: Ave verum corpus – Elgar
Postlude: Toccata – Muschel
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Martin Freeman
Readings: 1: Proverbs 3:1–18 2: 1 John 3:1–15
Responses: Ayleward
Canticles: The Second Service – Byrd
Anthem: Lord, let me know mine end – Greene
Postlude:

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Church Diary 16th to 21st
Mon 16th
       
Tue 17th S. Ignatius, Bishop of Antioc, Martyr, c. 115
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 18th S. Luke, Evangelist
18:00 St Lukestide Service in The Great
Preacher: Bishop Rowan Williams
       
Thu 19th
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
11:00 Peter Martinelli Memorial Service in The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 20th
  13:05 City Music Society Lunchtime Concert (free admission)
Emma Halnan flute
Daniel King-Smith piano

Photo: Ian Dingle
Quantz – Sonata in G major No.273 QV1:109
Clara Schumann – Three Romances Op.22
Arnold – Sonata for flute and piano Op.121
Boehm –Grand Polonaise Op.16
Emma Halnan and Daniel King-Smith have been performing together since 2008 and since that date have been in much demand as a duo as well as developing careers as collaborative musicians. Emma won the Sir Karl Jenkins/Arts Club Classical Music Award in 2016 and as a result performed on Classic FM. She is also a City Music Foundation artist and has been guest principal flute with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Much in demand as an accompanist and chamber musician, Daniel also has an extensive concerto repertoire and frequently plays as soloist on Cruise lines around the world.
       
Sat 21st
15:00 Marriage Blessing: Mr & Mrs Parker in The Great
       

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Sunday, 22nd 2017, Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Martin Freeman
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Martin Freeman
Readings: 1: Isaiah 45:1–7 E: 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10 G: Matthew 22:15–22
Setting: Mass in G – Vaughan Williams
At the Offertory: The Deer's Cry – Arvo Pärt
Postlude: Organ Sonata in A (1st movement) – Mendelssohn
18:30 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great
Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock
Readings: 1: Proverbs 4:1–18 2: 1 John 3:16–4:6
Responses: Sumsion
Canticles: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in E – Wesley
Anthem: In exit Israel – Wesley
Postlude: Fugue in D minor from Organ Sonata in D minor – Mendelssohn

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Church Diary 23rd to 28th
Mon 23rd
       
Tue 24th
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       
Wed 25th Translation of the Relics of S. Bartholomew
       
Thu 26th
08:30 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
12:30 Roman Catholic Mass in The Less
       
Fri 27th
  13:05 City Music Society Lunchtime Concert (free admission)
DURUFLÉ TRIO
Rosemary Bowker flute
Henrietta Hill viola
Clare Simmonds piano

Winners of the Ivan Sutton Chamber Music Prize, 2016
C P E Bach – Trio No. 2 in A minor Wq. 93, H537
Hahn Romanesque
Rob Keeley – Trio in one movement (world premiere)
Debussy (arr. Rudolf Forst) – Mandoline
Elena Firsova – Meditation in the Japanese Garden Op.54
Duruflé – Prélude, Récitatif et Variations Op.3
Formed at the Guildhall School in 2015, the Duruflé Trio has emerged as a unique ensemble, happy to investigate new repertoire for the combination of flute, viola and piano but also introducing improvisation as part of many performances. Enthusiastic supporters of contemporary composers, the Trio contrasts the elegant classicism of CPE Bach with the romantic textures of Reynaldo Hahn and Maurice Duruflé and the intriguing new music of Keeley and Firsova.
       
Sat 28th Ss Simon & Jude, Apostles
       

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Sunday, 29th 2017, Twentieth Sunday after Trinity
St Bartholomew the Great is open 08:30–20:00
09:00 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
Preacher: Fr Luke Miller, Archdeacon of London
10:00 Family Eucharist with hymns in St. Bartholomew the Less
Preacher: Fr Gerard Moate
11:00 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
Preacher: Fr Bill Wilson
Readings: 1: Leviticus 19:1–2, 15–18 E: 1 Thessalonians 2:1–8 G: Matthew 22:34–46
Setting: Missa Brevis – Yves Castagnet
At the Offertory: Tantum ergo – Vierne
Postlude: Hymne d'Action de Grāce: Te Deum, Op. 5/3 – Langlais
18:30 In Memoriam David Trendell, former Director of Music at the Priory Church
Choral Evensong, Sermon in The Great
followed by Procession to the Cloister and Blessing of the Memorial Plaque

Preacher: Fr Mark Young
Readings: 1: Ecclesiastes 11;12 2: 2 Timothy 2:1–7
Responses: Rose
Canticles: Evening Service in A – Stanford
Anthem: Ne irascaris, Domine & Civitas sancti tui – Byrd
Postlude: Sarabande (in modo elegiaco) – Howells

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Church Diary 30th to 31st
Mon 30th
       
Tue 31st The Eve of All Hallows (All Saints): Hallowe'en!
We wish everyone celebrating tonight a very spirited time!
12:30 Holy Eucharist in St Bartholomew the Less
       

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Key Dates in 2017


September
Fri 29th S. Michael & All Angels
October
Wed 4th S. Francis of Assisi
Sun 8th The Appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Priory Church
Wed 18th S. Luke, Evangelist
Wed 25th Translation of the Relics of S. Bartholomew
Sat 28th Ss Simon & Jude, Apostles
Sun 29th 02:00 British Summer Time ends
November
Wed 1st All Saints
Thu 2nd All Souls
Sun 5th Sunday of All Saints
Sun 12th Remembrance Sunday
Sun 26th Last Sunday after Trinity: Christ the King
Thu 30th S. Andrew, Apostle
December
Fri 1st Anniversary of the Death of Henry I, 1135
Sun 3rd Advent Sunday
09:00 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
10:00 Family Eucharist The Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist The Less
18:30 Advent Carol Service The Great
Fri 8th The Immaculate Conception
Sun 10th Advent II
09:00 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
10:00 Family Eucharist The Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist The Less
18:30 Mid-Advent Carol Service The Great
Sun 17th Advent III
09:00 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
10:00 Family Eucharist The Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist The Less
18:30 Service of Nine Lessons & Carols The Great
Mon 18th 18:00 A Ceremony of Carols Carol Service The Great
Tue 19th 13:00 Lunchtime Carol Service I The Great
Wed 20th 18:00 A Star-Spangled Christmas Carol Service The Great
Thu 21st 13:00 Lunchtime Carol Service II The Great
18:00 Stille Nacht Carol Service The Great
Fri 22nd 18:00 A Christmas Carol Carol Service The Great
Sun 24th Advent IV/CHRISTMAS EVE
09:00 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
10:00 Family Eucharist The Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist The Great
23:45 Midnight Mass of the Nativity The Great
Mon 25th CHRISTMAS DAY
09:00 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
11:00 Solemn Eucharist The Great
Tue 26th S. Stephen's Day
Sun 31st Sunday after Christmas
09:00 Holy Eucharist Lady Chapel
10:00 Family Eucharist The Less
11:00 Solemn Eucharist The Less
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