In the run up to Easter, the Consort devised and performed a 'Reflection for Passiontide' a programme of music and readings telling ther story of the Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ. This was performed in Chalfont St Giles on Sunday 3rd March and then at the church of St John the Evangelist in Islington on Saturday 9th March.
Reflection for Passiontide
Christus factus est Anton Bruckner
Christ became obedient for us unto death, even to the death, death on the cross.
Ingrediente Domino George Malcolm
As the Lord entered the Holy City, they waved palms and cried 'Hosanna in the highest'.
(St Giles) HYMN: My song is love unknown
Luke 19, 29 – 38 Jesus enters Jerusalem
Hosanna to the son of David Thomas Weelkes
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest heavens.
1 Corinthians 11, 23-26 The Last Supper
Tantum ergo Maurice Duruflé
Let us fall down and worship before the new Sacrament; let the old law give way to a new rite.
Matthew 26, 36- 39 The Garden of Gethsemane
In monte oliveti Giovanni Croce
"Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me …. May your will be done.”
(St John's) ORGAN Christus, der uns selig macht BWV 620 JS Bach
John 19, 23-30 The Crucifixion
Stabat Mater Pier Giovanni da Palestrina
The Mother stood grieving beside the cross weeping while on it hung her Son.
HYMN: When I survey the wondrous cross,
O vos Omnes Pablo Casals
O all ye that pass by the way, attend and see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow.
(St Giles) ORGAN: O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß BWV 622 JS Bach
Matthew 28, 1-8 The Resurrection
Dic nobis Maria Giovanni Bassano
Tell us, Mary, what did you see on your way? The tomb of Christ, who is alive.
(St Giles) HYMN: Jesus Christ is ris'n today
(St John's) ORGAN Attende Domine Jeanne Demessieux
(St John's) Laudate Dominum Marcel Dupré
Praise the Lord all you people, praise him all you nations.