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Meditation for
Sunday 16th January
at 3.00pm
by Renaissance



This is the truth
Trad Arr. Vaughan-Williams


All this time
16th Century Arr.William Walton
Coventry Carol
Trad Arr. Martin Shaw


‘Epiphany’ Malcolm Guite

A spotless Rose
Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
I saw a maiden
Old Basque. Arr. Pettman

As with gladness

‘Light-giving God’ Susan M. Elliot

King Jesus hath a garden
Trad Dutch. Arr. Wood
What sweeter music
John Rutter

‘A Christmas Card’ (1947) Thomas Merton

Benedicamus Domino
Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
In the bleak mid-winter
Harold Darke (1888-1976)

The first Nowell

Dormi Jesu
John Rutter
Infant holy
Old Polish. Arr. Willcocks
The Three Kings
Peter Cornelius (1824-74)

‘When the song of the angels is stilled’ Howard Thurman

When to the temple Mary went
Johannes Eccard (1553-1611)

Prayer and Blessing

Brightest and Best
Malcolm Archer

Renaissance Singers

The group was established in the early 1970s by Reg Bertin, who was a prominent and well-respected music teacher at Eastbourne Grammar School and a popular organist and choirmaster in the town.

There were initially just 8 singers – two in each voice, which made eight-part a capella singing very interesting.

Under Reg's direction the Renaissance Singers were established as one of the leading choirs in Sussex and have always been in great demand.

We specialise in unaccompanied multi-part harmony. Our repertoire covers a complete range of styles including plainsong and chant, motets, madrigals, folk songs throughout the ages, anthems and modern choral pieces.

When Reg retired, his place was taken by Shirley Barrell, who sang Contralto under Reg's baton and, under her direction, the group grew to 15 singers. Since Shirley's recent and untimely death, the baton has now moved again and is safely in the hands of Paul Collins, who sang bass with the choir and is also organist and choirmaster at St Saviour's.