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O Lord, open thou our lips

Diocesan Choral Festival with Presentation of Awards
Saturday, October 13th 2018 at 2 pm in St Mary's, Banbury
Conductor
Kerry Beaumont
Organist & Director of Music
Coventry Cathedral

Organist
Cynthia Hall

Preacher

Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft
Bishop of Oxford

 
NEW THIS YEAR: we offered a LEARNING MORNING on Saturday, September 15th in Buckingham Parish Church to all registered participants who would like extra help in familiarising themselves with the music, and also to those whose choirs may find it hard to schedule special rehearsal time for the Festival during normal choir practices.
 
The composers' names below are linked to their biographies, and non-copyright works are linked to CPDL files of the music, with separate audio files where available. Copyright music is linked only to recordings.
MUSIC
  Introit Bairstow Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Recording)
  Preces & Responses Reading in A (recording, part 1 and part 2)
  Psalm 118 vvs 1&2, 19 - 29 ch. Beechey
  Mag & Nunc Ireland in F Magnificat & Nunc dimittis
  Anthem Balfour Gardiner Te lucis ante terminum (Recording)
  Hymns O Jesus, I have promised  
    Glory to thee, my God  
PRE-FESTIVAL REHEARSALS & LEARNING MORNING
  Saturday September 15th 10 am - 1 pm Buckingham Parish Church
  Saturday October 6th 6.30 - 8 pm Headington, St Andrew
  Tuesday October 9th 7.30 - 9 pm Rotherfield Peppard, All Saints' (directions)
TIMETABLE
  2 pm Assemble 4.45 pm Re-assemble, robed, for Service
  2.15 pm Rehearsal 5 pm Festival Evensong
  4 pm Break 6 pm End of Festival
 
Report on the Festival
   
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