Events Archive


Sunday 12 November AD 2017 - Requiem for Remembrance Sunday - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 12 November will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.  

New members always welcome.




Sunday 22 October AD 2017 - 20th Sunday after Pentecost - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 22 October will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.  

New members always welcome.




Sunday 8 October AD 2017 - 18th Sunday after Pentecost - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 8 October will be sung by the Schola Parva.  

New members always welcome.




Sunday 24 September AD 2017 - 16th Sunday after Pentecost - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 24 September will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.  

New members always welcome.




Sunday 10 September AD 2017 - 14th Sunday after Pentecost - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 10 September will be sung by the Schola Parva.  

New members always welcome.




Sunday 27 August AD 2017 - 12th Sunday after Pentecost - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 27 August will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.  

New members always welcome.




Sunday 13 August AD 2017 - 5th Sunday after Pentecost - No Mass at Spetchley this weekend

*** No Mass at Spetchley this weekend ***


Sunday 23 July AD 2017 - 7th Sunday after Pentecost - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 25 June will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.  

New members always welcome.




Sunday 9 July AD 2017 - 5th Sunday after Pentecost - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 25 June will be sung by the Schola Parva.  

New members always welcome.




Sunday 25 June AD 2017 - 3rd Sunday after Pentecost - Missa Cantata

*** CANCELLED owing to circumstances beyond our control ***

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 25 June will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.  

New members always welcome.



Sunday 18 June AD 2017 - Corpus Christi - Missa Cantata & Solemn Benediction

The Mass will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malveniensis and will be followed by Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.   

Everyone is warmly invited to join us for a picnic in the grounds afterwards.




Sunday 11 June AD 2016 - Trinity Sunday - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 11 June will be sung by the Schola Parva.

New members always welcome.




Sunday 28 May AD 2017 - Ascension of the Lord - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 28 May will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.  

New members always welcome.




Sunday 14 May AD 2016 - 4th Sunday after Easter - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 14 May will be sung by the Schola Parva.

New members always welcome.




Sunday 23 April AD 2017 - Low Sunday - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 23 April will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.  

New members always welcome.




Sunday 16 April AD 2017 - Easter Sunday - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 16 April will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.  

New members always welcome.




Friday 14 April AD 2017 - Good Friday - Sung Mass of the Pre-Consecrated

Mass of the Pre-Consecrated in the Ordinary Form on Friday 14 April will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.  

New members always welcome.




Sunday 9 April AD 2016 - Palm Sunday - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 9 March will be sung by the Schola Parva.


 




Sunday 26 March AD 2017 - 4th Sunday in Lent - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 26 March will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.  

New members always welcome.




Sunday 12 March AD 2016 - 2nd Sunday on Lent - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 12 March will be sung by the Schola Parva.


 




Sunday 26 February AD 2017 - Quinquagesima - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 26 February will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.  

New members always welcome.




Sunday 12 February AD 2016 - Septuagesima - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 12 February will be sung by the Schola Parva.


 




Sunday 22 January AD 2017 - 3rd Sunday after Epiphany - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 22 January will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.  

New members always welcome.




Sunday 8 January AD 2017 - The Epiphany of Our Lord - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 8 January will be sung by the Schola Parva.  The Schola Parva is a new schola formed to sing either Low Mass with Music or simple Sung Masses.   There are no weekly practices but instead a single rehearsal immediately before Mass on singing Sundays. 

New members always welcome.



Sunday 25 December AD 2016 - The Nativity of Our Lord - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 25 December will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.





Sunday 18 December AD 2016 - Carol Service - 16:00

The Carol Service will be led by St George's Ladies' Choir directed by Amanda Ballard, and followed by refreshments in the Willmott room.   All welcome.

"The ladies sing in three parts, to a very high standard, and are usually accompanied by Andrew Sackett, FRCO.   On occasion, they sing at Mass as well as performing at concerts and fundraising events.  In 2014 they were invited to Normandy to give the first performance of a new work to commemorate those who fell during the D-Day Landings, which is a great honour." (catholicworcester.org)


Sunday 27 November AD 2016 - 1st Sunday of Advent - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 27 November will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.

The reflect the nature of Advent as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Christ, both the Propers and the Ordinary will be sung in Gregorian chant.   In place of the usual post-communion motet the Advent Prose, Rorate caeli, will be sung. 



Sunday 20 November AD 2016 - Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 20 November - marking the last Sunday of the liturgical year - will be sung by the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis in addition to the usual sung Mass on the fourth Sunday of each month.

The post-communion motet is planned to be Ludovio da Viadana's beautiful setting of Exsultate iusti, sung here by the Slovak choir Adoremus.

This singing Sunday will also mark the first anniversary of the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis beginning singing Mass at St John the Baptist, Spetchley Park.   Our thanks to all those who have supported and encouraged us over our first year.


Sunday 23 October AD 2016 - 23rd Sunday after Pentecost - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 23 October will be sung by the Schola in a mixture of Gregorian chant and polyphonic settings.   

The motet after Holy Communion is Pitoni's Cantate Domino.

For more details select the image on the right.



Sunday 25 September AD 2016 - 19th Sunday after Pentecost - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 25 September will be sung by the Schola in the usual form with both Gregorian chant and polyphonic settings.   

The motet after Holy Communion will be Ave verum corpus in the arrangement by the French composer Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921).

For more details select the image on the right.



Sunday 4 September AD 2016 - 16th Sunday after Pentecost - Missa Cantata

An extra Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form will be sung by the Schola on Sunday 4 September, after which a statue of Our Blessed Lady - formerly at St Mary's Convent which has now closed - will be blessed in its new location in Spetchley Park Gardens (see below). 

The Propers of the Mass will be sung throughout in Gregorian Chant whilst the Ordinary of the Mass will be Mass VIII ("De angelis") with Credo III.   The hymn after Holy Communion will be St Thomas Aquinas's great hymn Adoro te devote.   All are encouraged to join in singing the Missa "De Angelis" and Credo.

The text and translation of the Propers can be found here.   For more details of the music select the image on the right.


Sunday 4 September AD 2016 - 16th Sunday after Pentecost - Blessing of Statue of Our Blessed Lady

On Sunday 4th September members of St Mary's Convent Old Girls' Association will attend Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 10:45 at Spetchley, after which they will process to the Millennium Garden for a short ceremony to bless the Statue of Our Lady which stood in the grounds of the former School until its closure in 2014. 

The Old Girls' Association arranged for the statue to find a permanent home at Spetchley by kind permission of the Berkeley family.   This will allow all those who remember the School with fondness to have a focal point that they can visit easily to reflect on their memories of St Mary’s, and the tranquil setting of the Millennium Garden couldn’t be a more perfect place for the statue to be kept safe for the future. 

Father Anthony will bless the statue with around sixty Old Girls in attendance, along with two of the Sisters from the Convent:  one a former pupil who became a teacher at the School and the other a former Headmistress of the School.


Sunday 28 August AD 2016 - 15th Sunday after Pentecost - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 28 August will be sung entirely in Gregorian Chant this month by a somewhat depleted Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis owing to several singers being away on holiday.

Instead of the customary motet after Holy Communion the 12th century hymn Jesu dulcis memoria, attributed to St Bernard of Clairvaux, will be sung.

For more details select the image on the right.



Sunday 24 July AD 2016 - 10th Sunday after Pentecost - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 28 July will be sung by Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.

For more details select the image on the right.





Sunday 26 June AD 2016 - 6th Sunday after Pentecost - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 28 August will be sung by Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.

For more details select the image on the right.





Sunday 29 May AD 2016 - Corpus Christi - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 29 May will be sung by Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.

Mass will be followed by a Corpus Christi procession to the church in the grounds of Spetchley Park, where Benediction will be sung. 

For more details select the image on the right.



Sunday 22 May AD 2016 - Most Holy Trinity - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 22 May will be sung by Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.

For more details select the image on the right.





Sunday 27 March AD 2016 - Easter Sunday - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form for Easter Sunday, 27 March, will be sung by Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.

For more details select the image on the right.





Friday 25 March AD 2016 - Good Friday - Mass of the Pre-Sanctified

The Good Friday Liturgy in the Ordinary Form will be sung by Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.

Music will include Victoria's magnificent setting of the Popule meus ("The Reproaches").

For more details select the image on the right.




Sunday 20 March AD 2016 - Palm Sunday - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form for Palm Sunday, 20 March, will be sung by Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.

For more details select the image on the right.





Sunday 28 February AD 2016 - 3rd Sunday in Lent - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form for 3rd Sunday in Lent, 28 February, will be sung by Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.

For more details select the image on the right.




Sunday 24 January AD 2016 - Septuagesima - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form for Septuagesima, 24 January, will be sung by Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.

For more details select the image on the right.




Sunday 3 January AD 2016 - Epiphany of the Lord - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the Epiphany of the Lord, 3 January, will be sung by Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.

For more details select the image on the right.




Sunday 1 December AD 2015 - 2nd Sunday in Advent - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form for 2nd Sunday in Advent, 6 December, will be sung by Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.

For more details select the image on the right.




Sunday 1 November AD 2015 - All Saints - Missa Cantata

Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the Solemnity of All Saints, 1 November, will be sung by Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis.

For more details select the image on the right.




Sunday 2 June AD 2013 - Corpus Christi - Missa Cantata

The sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form for Palm Sunday was reported in the the Latin Mass Society Birmingham & Black Country blog on Tuesday 4 June.