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The Cathedral Choir takes its summer break in the months of July and August, and returns at the beginning of September.

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass: Missa orbis factor (plainchant XI)

Motets: If ye love me (Tallis); Teach me, O Lord (Byrd)

Hymn: Praise my soul the king of heaven

Recessional: Let us with a gladsome mind (Stanford)

Postlude: Toccata, fugue & hymn on Ave Maris Stella (Peeters)

Corpus Christi

Mass: Missa orbis factor (plainchant XI)

Motets: God so loved the world (Goss); Very I say unto you (Tallis)

Hymns: The king of love my shepherd is; Be thou my vision

Postlude: Adagio, from Symphony III (Vierne)

Feast of the Holy Trinity

Mass: Missa orbis factor (plainchant XI)

Motets: Alta Trinità beata (anon.); If ye love me (Tallis)

Hymns: Sing praise to our creator; Tell out my soul the greatness of the Lord

Postlude: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 (Bach)

Pentecost Sunday

Mass: Missa orbis factor (plainchant XI)

Motets: O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit (Tallis); Vidi aquam (Victoria)

Hymns: Come down, O love divine; Christ be near at either hand

Postlude: Veni creator Spiritus: dialogue sur les grands jeux (De Grigny)

The Ascension of the Lord

Introit: Viri Galilaei (plainchant)

Mass: Missa orbis factor (plainchant XI)

Motets: God so loved the world (Goss); Ave verum (Mozart)

Hymn: Let the earth rejoice and sing

Postlude: Prelude in F sharp minor (Buxtehude)

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Mass: Missa O quam gloriosum (Victoria)

Motets: If ye love me (Tallis); God so loved the world (Goss)

Hymns: Thine be the glory; Regina caeli (plainchant)

Postlude: Symphony no. 5, first movement (Widor)

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass: Missa O quam gloriosum (Victoria)

Motets: Dixit Maria (Hassler); Gloria in excelsis Deo (Palestrina)

Hymns: The Lord's my shepherd; Regina caeli (plainchant)

Postlude: Sonata II, first movement (Hindemith)

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass: Missa O quam gloriosum (Victoria)

Motets: Lead me, Lord (Wesley); Ave maris stella (plainchant/Monteverdi)

Hymns: Christ is made our sure foundation; Regina caeli (plainchant)

Postlude: Prelude in D minor, op. 105 no. 6 (Stanford)

Third Sunday of Easter

Mass: Missa O quam gloriosum (Victoria)

Motets: God reigns (Deiss); Regina caeli (Aichinger)

Hymns: Holy God we praise thy name; Regina caeli (plainchant)

Postlude: Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 625 (Bach)

Second Sunday of Easter

Mass: Missa O quam gloriosum (Victoria)

Motets: Surrexit Christus hodie (Scheidt); Vidi aquam (Victoria)

Hymns: Now the green blade rises; Alleluia, sing to Jesus

Postlude: Toccata in B minor (Gigout)

Easter Sunday

Mass: Missa O quam gloriosum est regnum (Victoria)

Gloria: Missa brevis (Palestrina)

Sequence: Victimae paschali laudes (plainchant)

Motets: O filii et filiae (plainchant/O'Donnell); Surrexit Christus hodie (Scheidt)

Hymns: Jesus Christ is risen today; Alleluia, sing to jesus

Postlude: Hymn d'action de grâce: Te Deum (Langlais)

Easter Vigil

Exsultet: Roman Missal

Gloria: Missa brevis (Palestrina)

Litany of the Saints: Roman Missal

Liturgy of Baptism: Sicut cervus (Palestrina); Vidi aquam (Victoria)

Offertory: O filii et filiae (plainchant/O'Donnell)

Communion: Surrexit Christus hodie (Scheidt)

Recessional: Alleluia, sing to Jesus

Postlude: Hymn d'action de grâce: Te Deum (Langlais)

Good Friday

During the reading of the passion: Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum (Bewerunge)

Veneration of the Cross: Reproaches (O'Donnell); O vos omnes (Victoria); When I behold the wondrous cross

Preparation of communion: Christus factus est (Anerio)

Communion: Salvum fac populum tuum (Bruckner); Love divine, all loves excelling

Recessional: O sacred head

Mass of the Lord's Supper

Mass: Missa de angelis (plainchant)

Motets: Ave vernm corpus (Byrd); Peccantem me quotidie (Morales)

Hymn: The king of love my shepherd is

Procession to altar of repose: Pange lingua gloriosi (plainchant); Tantum ergo (Bruckner)

Passion Sunday

Procession with palm: Pueri Hebraeorum (Victoria)

Mass: Missa quarti toni (Victoria)

Motets: Christus factus est (Anerio); Aver verum corpus (Corelli)

Hymn: O sacred head

Postlude: Toccata in D minor, BWV 532 (Bach)

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Mass: Missa quarti toni (Victoria)

Motet: Ave verum corpus (Byrd)

Hymns: Attende Domine et miserere; Love divine, all loves excelling; Be thou my vision

Postlude: O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde groß, BWV 622 (Bach)

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Mass: Missa quarti toni (Victoria)

Motets: Lead me, Lord (Wesley); Ave verum corpus (Elgar)

Hymns: Dear Lord and father of mankind; O sacred head

Postlude: Choral in B minor (Franck)

Third Sunday of Lent

Mass: Missa quarti toni (Victoria)

Motets: Ave verum corpus (Mozart); Salvum fac populum tuum (Bruckner)

Hymns: Attende Domine et miserere; Lord of al hopefulness

Postlude: Partitia on Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig, BWV 768 (Bach)

St Patrick, Patron of Ireland

Mass: Aifreann (Whelan)

Motets: A Íosa mhilis (Ahern); Ave verum corpus (Corelli)

Hymns: Dóchas linn Naomh Pádraig; Rian Phádraig

Postlude: Suile an choilm (traditional)

First Sunday of Lent

Mass: Aifreann (Whelan)

Motets: Jesu rex admirabilis (Palestrina); Ave verum corpus (Saint-saëns)

Hymns: Dear Lord and father of mankind; All my hope on God is founded

Postlude: Sonata in C minor, BWV 526, first movement (Bach)