Thursday, 3 April 2014

Masses in Hilary Term

Another busy term has drawn to a close.

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We've sung at Our Lady and St Anne's, Caversham, for the Latin Mass Society's annual pilgrimage: the Ember Saturday Mass, sung in full, with five prophecies sung by cantors and deacon and subdeacon to sing the Epistle and Gospel.

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The Patronal Feast of SS Gregory and Augustine's in Oxford, where the Faithful venerated a relic of St Gregory the Great.

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 A Sunday in Lent when we were led by a guest cantor, Brian Sudlow.

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 At at the start of term, a beautiful candlelite Epiphany Mass.

 The new termcard will be posting soon!

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Masses in Michaelmas and the Easter Vacation

The Schola has has plenty of singing to do since the start of the new academic year. Here are some highlights.

Mass in the Dominican Rite for the Latin Mass Society Oxford Pilgrimage.
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 Mass for All Souls, in the chapel of Milton Manor. We sang from their curious choir loft, with the Newman Consort.
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 Requiem in the Chapel at St Benet's Hall, Oxford IMG_5885

Mass for the feast of the Epiphany IMG_6065

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Hillary 2014 Term Card

1st Week

Sun 18th Jan: 12 noon Sung Mass, SS Gregory & Augustine

5th Week

Sun 16th Feb: 12 noon Sung Mass, SS Gregory & Augustine

7th Week

Wed 5th March: Ash Wednesday
6pm Sung Mass, SS Gregory & Augustine's


8th Week

Wed 12th: St Gregory.
6pm Sung Mass, SS Gregory & Augustine's

Sat 15th: Ember Saturday of Lent
LMS Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Caversham, near Reading
Mass at 11.30am

9th Week

Sun 16th: 12 noon Sung Mass, SS Gregory & Augustine

Wed 19th: St Joseph.
6pm Sung Mass, SS Gregory & Augustine's

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Freshers' Fair and First Mass of the year

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 We were off to a flying start with Mass on Saturday and on Sunday of 1st Week. First, the very impressive High Mass in the Dominican Rite at Blackfriars,

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followed by a procession through Oxford, with lots of Gregorian Chant, which even gained the attention of the Oxford Student newspaper: 'Catholics erect gibbet on Holywell Street'.

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 Then, the next day, High Mass in SS Gregory and Augustine's in the Woodstock Road.

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Michaelmas 2013 Term Card

1st Week
Saturday 19th Oct: Oxford Pilgrimage, Mass in Blackfriars 11am
Sunday 20th: 12 noon Mass in SS Gregory & Augustine's, Woodstock Rd

3rd Week
 Saturday 2nd Nov, 11am: All Souls,
Milton Manor House, near Abingdon

4th Week
Saturday 9th Nov: Training Day, Exeter College,
with Vespers and Compline

6th Week
Sunday 17th Nov, 12noon, SS Gregory & Augustine

Saturday 23rd Nov, Requiem, St Benet's Hall Chapel (tbc)


Christmas Vacation

Friday 13th Dec, St Lucy, 6pm Solemn Mass SS Gregory & Augustine's

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Masses in Hillary Term 2013

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It has been a busy term, with the Schola singing in a number of venues. We accompanied the opening and closing Masses of the 40 Hours devotion organised by Fr John Saward at SS Gregory & Augustine's, and his Ash Wednesday Mass. IMG_1923 IMG_1930
And a number of Sunday Masses. We also went to Caversham, on the outskirts of Reading, to accompany the Annual Latin Mass Society Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Caversham, whose shrine is in the church of Our Lady and St Anne. This took place on the Ember Saturday of Lent, and included the full set of readings for that Mass - which means 5 Prophecies (readings from the Old Testament) as well as an Epistle and Gospel.
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Mass was celebrated by Fr Daniel Lloyd, and as well as the chant (including a Gradual after each reading) the Ordinary of the Mass was sung to a polyphonic setting by the Newman Consort.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Training day

With Chris Hodkinson. We looked at the Graduale Triplex, we talked about conducting, and we sang for the regular Benediction at SS Gregory & Augustine, and a special Solemn Mass for the simultaneous Server Training Day taking place. A good day.

We have a training day with a chant expert once a year; we also attend the weekend Chant Training Course run by the Gregorian Chant Network at the Oratory School in the Easter Vacation.