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Ash Wednesday
to Easter

Saturday 18th March
at 3.00pm
by Renaissance



Ash Wednesday

Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake    
Richard Farrant (1530-80)

Peccantem me quotidie       
Cristobál Morales (1500-53)


My Song is love unknown



Ave Verum
William Byrd (1543-1744)

God so loved the world
John Stainer (1840-1901)



Take, Eat
Brother Kenneth CSA


Palm Sunday

Hosanna to the son of David
Thomas Weelkes(1576-1623)

Ingrediente Domino
George Malcolm (1917-1998)


Maundy Thursday

A new commandment        
Richard Shephard (1929-21)

Ubi Caritas        
Maurice Duruflé (1902-86)


When I survey the wondrous cross


Good Friday

O ye people
Giovanni Croce (1557-1609)

O vos omnes
Pablo Casals (1876-1973)

Antonio Lotti (1667-1740)



In the steps of Jesus


Contakion of the departed
Kiev Melody


Easter Day

Now the greed blade riseth
Trad. Arr Lindley

This joyful Eastertide

Old Dutch.  Arr. Wood

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.

Musical Director
Paul Collins

Gabrielle Ashford   Deirdre Dean 
Elizabeth Foster   Jane Kingham  
Lucy Redhead   Jacqueline Sheridan

Jane Aldred    Rachael Maddock  
Katherine Musson   Jan Purcell   Sue Thomas*

Paul Frisby   Viv Fisher

Ian Collins   Graham Rowsell   Brian Steer

Our next concert will be at Berwick Church on 2nd July at 6:00pm

*not singing at this concert

Chosen Charity – Enthum Foundation

Enthum Foundation’s charitable work is at the two Enthum Houses in Eastbourne. We provide safe and sustainable homes for unaccompanied children aged 16-18 seeking asylum in the UK. Our young people come from many countries and experiences, amongst them Afghanistan, Kurdistan, Sudan, Iran, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Syria and carry high hopes for their futures. We strive to be a responsive, person-centred and holistic residential community committed to reciprocal learning, a ‘family environment’ and safe place for our young people to start the journey into their new lives.


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