music at st. john’s
A tradition of beauty
St. John’s is widely known for its zealous tradition of plainsong and great Anglican hymnody. Depending on the liturgical season and occasion, a variety of mass settings are sung in English or Latin: Merbecke’s Missa Simplicior, Willan’s Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena, MASS XVII for Advent & Lent, MASS X Alme Pater for Lady Days, Requiem mass in Latin and English for All Soul’s and Remembrance Sunday. In addition, the Parish Choir is continually adding polyphonic masses, motets and anthems to its growing repertoire.
Weekly rehearsals for the Parish Choir are held on Thursday evenings at 7.00 pm and on Sunday mornings at 9.00 am. Membership in the Parish Choir is by audition or invitation.
For further information about the Parish Choir, please contact:
Director of Music
Troy Lamoureux AVCM, BEd, BMus.
Troy is a former Anglican who became a Catholic in the summer of 2005 after being instructed in the faith by the Fathers of the Toronto Oratory. The majority of his career was spent in Edmonton where in addition to his constant involvement in church music, he was the Artistic Director of the community choral programme Cantemus Canada and Principal Conductor of the orchestra Ludemus — Classical Garage Band. In 2010 Troy received the Excellence in Catholic Teaching Award from the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association for his teaching in Catholic Schools. Previous to his becoming the Director of Music at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Programme Director of the Holy House of Our Lady & St. John, he was the Chaplain and Head of Religious Studies at J.H. Picard Catholic School in Edmonton. The Lamoureux family resides in Airdrie and is delighted to attend St. John the Evangelist.
Sunday, September 9 Trinity XV
Entrance Hymn: Faith of our fathers! living still (St Finbar) 422
Offertory Hymn: At the name of Jesus (Evelyns) 357
Communion 1: Faithful Shepherd, feed me (Pastor Pastorum) NEH 282
Communion 2: My faith looks up to thee (Olivet) 522
Communion 3: Jesu, the very thought of thee (St Botolph) 493
Recessional: Stand up, stand up, for Jesus (Morning Light) 55
Sunday, September 16 Trinity XVI
Entrance Hymn:Jesu, the very thought of thee (St Botolph) 493
Offertory Hymn: Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (St Osmund) 235
Communion 1:My faith looks up to thee (Olivet) 52
Communion 2:God moves in a mysterious way (London New) 516
Communion 3:Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy) 229
Recessional: The King of love my Shepherd is (St Columba) 539
Sunday, September 23 Trinity XVII
Entrance Hymn:All people that on earth do dwell (Old Hundredth) 350
Offertory Hymn:We pray thee, heavenly Father (Meirionydd) NEH 311
Communion 1:Bread of heaven, on thee we feed (Bread of Heaven) 219
Communion 2:Blest are the pure in heart(Franconia) 55
Communion 3:Sweet Sacrament divine (Divine Mysteries) NEH 307
Recessional:Immortal, invisible, God only wise (St. Denio) 401
6:30 Wednesday, September 26, Feast of Saints Jean de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions.
Sunday, September 30 Trinity XVIII
Entrance Hymn: Joyful, joyful, we adore thee (Hymn to Joy) 40
Offertory Hymn: And can it be that I should gain? (Sagina) NEP 627
Communion 1: Strong Son of God, immortal (Wareham) 532
Communion 2: As pants the hart for cooling streams (Marytydom) 383/382?
Communion 3: The King of love my Shepherd is (St Columba) 53
Recessional: Fight the good fight with all thy might (Duke Street) 549
Sunday, October 7 Thanksgiving Sunday
Entrance Hymn: Come, ye thankful people, come (St George) 307
Offertory Hymn: All things bright and beautiful (All things Bright) 308
Communion 1: For the beauty of the earth (Dix, BCP 97) EH 309
Communion 2: Fairest Lord Jesus (Crusaders’ Hymn) 604
Communion 3: We plough the fields and scatter (Wir Pflugen) 308
Recessional: This is my Father’s world (Terra Beata) 600