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Thursday, 5 February 2009

Gwynnville Patronal Feast

The Patronal Feast of St Brigid was observed last Sunday at Gwynnville (in the Wollongong Diocese) with a Missa Cantata at 3pm.

A Choir made up of local and imported (from Sydney) members under the direction of Stephen Smith rendered beautifully the proper and ordinary chants of the Mass (Missa XI - Orbis Factor). Additionally two motets were sung; Alma Redemptoris Mater of Palestrina at the Offertory and Ave Verum of Byrd at communion. The concluding hymn was "For all the saints" by R. Vaughan Williams - all the verses were sung at the instance of the celebrant Fr J. Stork!

The fledgling choir is scheduled to sing again on the first sunday of March and on every first Sunday thereafter.

The choir master is looking for new members - so if you are interested please contact;

Stephen Smith on Mobile No. 0423099131
or email:

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