Ash Wednesday 2020

6:30 a.m. Morning Prayer and Litany
7 a.m. Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion (said)
10 a.m. Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion (said)
7 p.m. Imposition of Ashes and Choral Holy Communion with full choir

Music for the 7 pm service will include Missa Dilectus Meus by Filipe de Magalhães, Miserere mei by Lotti as well as Emendemus in melius by Morales. The voluntary will be Bach’s O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig BWV 656.

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Magnificat in the Round

Sunday, March 1, 3pm
St George’s Parish Choir, Soloists, and Players perform Bach’s Magnificat in D, BWV 243 and Handel’s Coronation Anthem, ‘My heart is inditing’. Also featured will be Scandinavian Folk Music featuring Kirsty Money on nykelharpa, Jennifer Publicover on flutes and Ellen Gibling on harp. Admission $25 for adults, $15 for students and unwaged. Proceeds to benefit both our Parish Music Programme and the construction of our new music room.

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Anniversary Events this Weekend: Bishop’s Granting of Permission to Restore the Round Church

Friday, January 10, 7pm
Video Viewing in the Church Hall
The video includes original footage of the fire with local news coverage at the time, the removable of valuables from the church the next day, the first Sunday Service of Holy Communion following the fire, and the visit of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh during the rebuilding. Saturday, January 11, 5pm
Choral Evensong followed by Reflections
Our Guest preacher will be The Rev'd Dr George Westhaver, former Rector and now Principal of Pusey House, Oxford, England. Fr Westhaver was Lay Evangelist at St George’s at the time of the fire. This will be followed by a reception and a presentation of the original document which outlined the reasons for rebuilding the Round Church; and various parishioners will present their own recollections of the fire and the rebuilding. Archbishop Ron Cutler will also be in attendance at this service.

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Christmas Lessons & Carols

Sun, Jan. 5
4:30pm Seasonal music with harpist Ellen Gibling
5pm Christmas Lessons & Carols
Hymns, anthems, and readings featuring the Parish Choir. This service will include the music of Benjamin Britten, Herbert Howells, Michael Head, and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. Offering taken for the Friends of Saint George’s Society in support of the parish music programme.

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When Jesus went to Egypt: Imagining Mary and Joseph’s Refugee Claim

7:00pm, Wednesday, December 18
A brief dramatization imagines Mary and Joseph's refugee hearing at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, followed by a roundtable discussion and open Q&A. All faiths welcome.
Free admission.
Donations encouraged; 100% of proceeds go to the Halifax Refugee Clinic's life-saving work.

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Early Music Concert in the Round Church

7:30pm, Friday, November 29
The students in the Early Music ensembles led by Jennifer Publicover, based out of the Round Church, will present fun Irish and Scandinavian tunes and charming Baroque and Renaissance chamber music at a concert in the Round Church. A freewill offering will be taken in support of the renovation of the St George’s Music Room in the parish hall.

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Genius Child: Portia White at Town Hall

7:30pm, Saturday, November 9 This year marks 75 years since celebrated Nova Scotian contralto Portia White made her NYC debut at Town Hall in 1944. This special presentation recreates White's historic NYC concert featuring works by Thomas André Campra, Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, and Florence B. Price, as well as spirituals and text by African American poet Langston Hughes. The Grammy Award-winning soprano Harolyn Blackwell is accompanied by prize-winning pianist Daniel Zelibor.

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Choral Evensong on the Eve of Remembrance Day

5pm, Sunday, November 10. This will provide an opportunity for reflection on the devastation caused by war and conflict, and the trauma inflicted on civilians and those who serve in the Armed Forces and their families. Music for the service will include Thomas Tomkins' "I heard a voice" along with his Preces and Responses. Canticles will be sung to the Evening Service by John Blow. The Anthem will be "Justorum animae" by William Byrd, and the concluding organ voluntary will be "Pièce Héroique" by Cesar Franck.

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All Souls’ Day

Saturday, November 2 at 7pm at the Little Dutch Church (2393 Brunswick Street). The service begins outside in the dark in the graveyard, so dress warmly!

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