Anthem Schedule and Listening Aids (updated 3-19-2020)

 .[Click on anything blue to hear the anthem]


Winter-Lent-Easter 2020

1/5/20 What Star is This 1. Howard Helvey
1/12/20 1. Arise, Shine  2. Abide with Me 1. Randall Thompson  2.Carl Schalk 1.              2.
1/19/20 I Choose Love (MLK, JR) Miller
1/26/20 Sing and Shout Together MacDonald
2/2/20 x   NO anthem Fellowship Hall x
2/9/20 Prayer of Mother Teresa Craig Courtney
2/16/20 [Choir will sing in Hickory.] Amazing Grace  Dan Forrest The anthem is the “alternate italicized stanza”  of this anthem:


2/23/20 The Lord Bless You and Keep You John Rutter
2/26/20 ASH WED  6:30 PM  Create in Me a Clean Heart and Abide with Me 1. Mueller     2.Schalk
3/1/2020  BAPT CH ( AT Morningstar Bapt Church) 1.  My Soul Is a Witness  2.  A New Commandment  3. Abide with Me 
3/8/20 When I Survey Dan Forrest
3/15/20 x  NO anthem
3/22/20 NO anthem
3/29/20 NO anthem x   x
4/5/2020 PALM NO anthem  


4/12/2020 EASTER NO anthem xSanctuary Live-stream  (pre-recorded)   
4/19/20 NO anthem x
4/26/20 NO anthem x
5/3/20 NO anthem x x
5/10/20 uncertain
5/17/20 uncertain
5/24/20 uncertain
5/31/20 x x x


August 2019 — December 2019




Anthem Title


Fruit of the Spirit




Listening Aids — Click or paste

8/18/19 In the Valley Flows a River Nolen / Martin
8/25/19 x    [Kairos ] x x
9/1/19 x   [Kairos ] x x
9/8/19 1. My Soul Is a Witness

2. With a Voice of Singing

1. Althouse

2. Shaw    

AND 2.

WORKSHOP 12:00-3:00     9/8/2019
9/15/19 Simple Is the Song I Sing Bushong
9/22/19 Even When He Is Silent Kim Andre Arnesen


9/29/19 Be in our Gathering Sandra Ford
10/6/19 CROSSNORE TRIP  10/6/2019 x x
Be in our Gathering Sandra Ford 1 Introit
Even When He Is Silent Kim Arnesen 2 Anthem
With a Voice of Singing Martin Shaw 3 Offertory
If Ye Love Me Thomas Tallis 4 Eucharist (Bread)
A New Commandment Spence Robertson 5 Eucharist (Wine)
Witness, Witness Jay Althouse 6 Benediction
10/13/19 If Ye Love Me Thomas Tallis
10/20/19 O Clap Your Hands R.V. Williams
NO Wednesday Rehearsal  10/23

On God, and Not on Human Trust

AND Bagpiper

11/3/19 ALL SAINTS: 

Souls of the Righteous in the Hand of God

 T.Tertius Noble
11/10/19 STEWARDSHIP:  Well Done, My Faithful Servant Choplin
11/17/19 The Meditations of My Heart Elaine Hagenberg

For Faith, We Praise You, Lord

Starke & Hildebrand

Advent, Christmas, 2019 Cantata 

Date Anthem Composer Listening Aid — Click or Paste

Advent 1

x  Kairos Service x x


1. And the Glory of the Lord Messiah p 16-23

2. Follow that Star

1. Handel


2. Brad Nix



Advent 3

CANTATA   11:00 AM
Dance of Eden (Adam Lay…) p 8 Lloyd Pfautsch
Springs in the Desert Jennings   AND ALSO
And the Glory of the Lord Messiah p 16-23 G.F. Handel
Silent Night Dan Forrest 2019
What Star Is This ? H. Helvey 2019
The Dance of Adoration  p 51-61 Lloyd Pfautsch
He Is Born Mary McDonald

Advent 4


Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (Hymnal GtG #129) Michael Praetorius

Christmas EVE





24th Anthem: Celtic: While Shepherds Watched (with Stones Throw


12/29 No anthem (Kairos)

Celtic Tune: Star of the Country Down No recording available; arranged by Stones Throw.




Eastertide, Pentecost, Summer 2019


5/19/2019 Easter A5 In Christ Alone Mark Hayes
5/26/2019 summer schedule begins x no choir today x x
6/2/2019 Ascension Sunday Graduation : The Lord Bless You and Keep You     AND  Eucharistic anthem: “A New Commandment” Lutkin  (NOT RUTTER)             and Robertson          AND
6/9/2019 Pentecost Sunday Be in Our Gathering Sandra Ford
6/16/2019 Trinity Sunday x no choir today x x
6/23/2019 Pentecost C2 x no choir today x x anthem canceled due to VBS
6/30/2019 Pentecost C3 x no choir today x x
7/7/2019 Pentecost C4 This Is My Song FINLANDIA / Mowery
7/14/2019 Pentecost C5 x no choir today x x
7/21/2019 Pentecost C6 Now Thank We All Our God ( p 112 )    AND Also TRIVOCAL will sing today J.S. Bach
7/28/2019 Pentecost C7 x no choir today x x
8/4/2019 Pentecost C8 Fruit of the Spirit Forrest


Epiphany, Lent, TENEBRAE,  Easter 2019


1/6/19 Follow That Star Brad Nix
1/13/19 No Service. Ice storm. x x
1/20/19 I Choose Love  (MLK,Jr.) Mark Miller
1/27/19 Rock of Ages arr Klayton Hoefler
2/3/19 x x x
2/10/19 I Want to Walk As a Child of the Light Thomerson/ Hayes
2/17/19 The Meditations of My Heart Elaine Hagenberg
2/24/19 Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee

Simple Is the Song I Sing

Johannes Brahms   Or this MP3

3/3/19 My Soul Is a Witness  (Transfiguration) Jay Althouse
3/6/19 x x x
3/10/19 Call to Lent JJ Williams
3/17/19 Create in Me a Clean Heart O God Mueller
3/24/19 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Gilbert Martin
3/31/19 O Love Divine, What Hast Thou Done ! Pritchard no recording available
4/7/19 x x x
4/14/19 Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates (PALM)

Also: “People of the Hebrews Antiphon  by Schubert [in Motet Book] 



.Recording of previous (2016) presentation of TENEBRAE

  TENEBRAE will be presented Maundy Thursday, April 18, 2019 at FPC

.          Parts 1 and 2 and 3

.          Parts 4 and 5

.          Parts 6 and 7


4/21/19 EASTER How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place Brahms   OR
In Joseph’s Lovely Garden (offertory?) Mowery
Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee (Eucharist) Brahms     OR
Hallelujah Chorus Handel


4/28/19 Easter A2 Choral Scholars Sing to the Lord a New Song Heinrich Schutz
5/5/19 Easter A3 Offertory Anthem: Lord, For Thy Tender Mercies’ Sake  Farrant A New Commandment Spence Robertson
5/12/19 Easter A4 Sheep and Shepherd Sunday Down to the River to Pray Lloyd Larson



  Fall, Advent, Christmas Anthems 2018

Date Sunday Anthem Composer Listening Aids
9/9/18 Regular 11 AM begins Simple Is the Song I Sing Timothy Bushong
9/16/18 Fruit 1 = Love  Hurricane Florence Worship Canceled
9/23/18 Series 2: Fruit= Joy Holy, Holy, Holy arr Dan Forrest
9/30/18 Series 3: Fruit= Peace I Choose Love Mark Miller
10/7/18 World Communion: Sanctuary Unified  Fruit 4 = Patience Anthems: Psalm 23  /Basler  and Set Me As a Seal/ Robertson Paul Basler
10/14/18 Series 5: Fruit= Kindness If You Love Me Thomas Tallis
10/21/18 Series 6: Fruit= Faithfulness               No anthem today. Insufficient singers. The Fruit of the Spirit   Forrest
10/27/18 Presbytery Meeting Statement of Faith Jesus Christ Is Lord Stopford
Presbytery Meeting Introit On God, and Not on Human Trust Pachelbel
Presbytery Meeting Anthem

Eucharistic Anthem

I Choose Love (with harp)


If Ye Love Me

Mark Miller


Thomas Tallis

10/28/18 Reformation Sunday; Fruit 7 = Gentleness On God, and Not on Human Trust Pachelbel
11/4/18 Serv in Fhall:   Generosity x x x
11/11/18 Stewardship Dedication   Fruit= Self-control African Psalm Victor Johnson
11/18/18 Thanksgiving Sunday 1=We Plow the Fields    and 2=Now Thank We All Our God (Choral Scholars) 1. Don McCollough

2. J.S. Bach


11/25/18 Christ the King / Tnksgv II  Great is Thy Faithfulness arr John Ferguson


Advent and Christmas Music 2018


Date Composer Anthem Listening Aids
12/2/18 Brad Nix Follow That Star  2018
12/9/18 J.S. Bach Wake, Awake Singing just the Chorale stz 1 & 2
Dan Forrest The Huron Carol 2018
Dan Forrest O Little Town of Bethlehem 2017
Mary McDonald He Is Born 2018
Brad Nix Follow That Star 2018
Philip Stopford A Child Is Born in Bethlehem
Bach Wake, Awake (Chorale & with organ, Bach Bok p 12 and p 14 )




.             Epiphany, Lent, Easter Anthems 2018


Date Sermon Anthem Composer Recording
1/14/18 Poor in Spirit Blessed Weber
1/21/18 Mourn The Fruit of the Spirit Dan Forrest
1/28/18 Meek He Leadeth Me Wegner
2/4/18 Hunger/Thirst/Righteousness x x x
2/11/18 Merciful (Transfiguration) Onward, Ye Peoples  Sibelius
2/14/18 Ash Wednesday Ave Verum Mozart
2/18/18 Pure in Heart Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus Forrest
2/25/18 Peacemakers God So Loved the World Chilcott
3/4/18 Youth Sunday x x
3/11/18 Persecuted/Righteousness Handbells: Passion Chorale Arr. Austin
3/18/18 Montreat Retreat Anthem TBD ?
3/25/18 Palm / Passion Go,Congr / Surely He Has Borne Moravian / Antes
4/1/18 Easter Sunday Gloria in Excelsis from 12th Mass Mozart
 Also Mozart “Ave Verum” during service of Eucharist In Joseph’s Lovely Garden Clarence Dickensen; arr. SMowery, 2018 Computer MP3 available:
Hallelujah Chorus Handel
4/8/18  ..



4/15/2018 = Hagenbery This Is My Father’s World

4/22/2018 = Rutter: The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Eric Nelson: Children of the Heavenly Father

Be Still and Know McDonald
4/29/18  ..



Also Rutter: The Lord Bless You and Keep You

Jesus Christ Is Lord Stopford


Fall, Advent, Christmas Anthems 2017


9/10/17 Pentecost A14 Down to the River to Pray Larson
9/17/17 Pentecost A15 Praise Him, Praise Him Mitch Harrell
9/24/17 Pentecost A16 This Is My Father’s World Hagenberg
10/1/17 Pentecost A17 In the Midst of New Dimensions Rush/Bankson
10/8/17 Pentecost A18 Day by Day / All Day All Night Angels Hayes/Ferguson
10/15/17 Pentecost A19  No anthem today  Childrens  Choir
10/22/17 Pentecost A20 Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel Roger Emerson
10/29/17 REFORMATION 500 Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word Luther/Behnke
11/5/17 All Saints Sunday Sanctus/Faure Requiem & Children of Heav F Eric Nelson
11/12/17 Pentecost A23 Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing Vulpius Hymnal # 239
11/19/17 Thanksgiving For the Beauty of the Earth Rutter
11/26/17 Christus Rex All Creatures of Our God and King Ken Berg no recording
12/3/17 Advent B1 No anthem handbells
12/10/17 Advent B2 Creator of the Stars of Night   (also Childrens Choir today) Siderum
12/17/17 Advent B3 Cantata: For Us a Child Is Born  (15 minutes) J.S. Bach
Mary Had a Baby  (unaccompanied) Dawson
Christ Is the Morning Star [omitted2016] Rutter
Fanfare for Christmas Day[omitted2016 Martin Shaw
Whisper, Whisper  Althouse


Listening Aids for J.S.Bach Cantata BWV142

I. Overture Allegro
II.Chorus page 5
Soprano n/a
ATB  all
III.Aria Baritone
IV.Chorus, page 18
SATB all
V.Aria Tenor
VII.Chorus page 28  Alleluia
SATB   all
All Choruses









Spring – Summer 2017

4/30/17 Easter 3A Confirmation Day of Delight and Beauty Glory to God, # 242
5/7/17 Easter 4A Eucharist Blessed Paul Weber
5/14/17 Easter 5A The King of Love My Shepherd Is arr John Rutter
5/21/17 Easter 6A Be Still and Know that I Am God Mary McDonald
5/28/17 Easter 7A No Sanctuary Service [none] x
6/4/17 PENTECOST Eucharist / Baccalaureate God So Loved the World Chilcott
6/11/17 Pentecost A1 No Sanctuary Service [none] x
6/18/17 Pentecost A2 Crown with Love S Mowery
6/25/17 Pentecost A3 No Sanctuary Service [none] x
7/2/17 Pentecost A4 Nancy & Sophie Duet Choir: This Is My Song FINLANDIA / Mowery
7/9/17 Pentecost A5 No Sanctuary Service [none] x
7/16/17 Pentecost A6 Stones Throw plays anthem Stones Throw
7/23/17 Pentecost A7 No Sanctuary Service [none] x
7/30/17 Pentecost A8  Nancy & Kim Duet  [no choir anthem ]



Winter-Epiphany-Lent-Easter 2017     Click on anything blue to hear the anthem.

Jan-1 The Prayer of St. Patrick Schoenfeld .
Jan-8 No anthem; SNOW  — SNOW —
Jan-15  Sing and Shout Together  McDonald
Jan-22 Come Thou Fount Hopson
Jan-29 With a Voice of Singing Shaw
Feb-5 No anthem; Church Retreat Worship in FellHall
Feb-12 Hallelujah from Mt. of Olives Beethoven
Feb-19 Christ the Way of life K Lee Scott
Feb-26 Celebrate the Day Choplin .
 Mar 5


Mar 12

 Create in Me a Clean Heart

Call to Lent

Kyrie from Missa Brevis


J.J. Williams

A. Gabrieli

 Mar 19

Mar 26

April 2

April 9

April 16

 O Love Divine

No anthem; youth service

Agnus Dei from Faure Requiem

No anthem. Palm Sunday

Easter Anthem:

Hallelujah from Mt. of Olives

 Pritchard / Mowery





Fall Season, 2016


Sunday Topic of Sermon Composer Anthem Title     (Click each title to listen)
9/11/16 1 Grace Alone Schubert Holy, Holy, Holy
9/18/16 2 Faith Alone Choplin Celebrate the Day
9/25/16 3 Scripture Alone Robertson The Lord’s Prayer
10/2/16 1 Sovereignty of God Handel Sing Unto God (from Judas Maccabeus)
10/9/16 2 Election Rutter A Gaelic Blessing
10/16/16 3 Covenant Life Klee Scott Christ the Way of Life, Possess Me
10/23/16 4 Stewardship McDonald Sing and Shout Together, Children
10/30/16 REFORMATION RV Williams Old Hundredth RVWilliams
11/6/16 ALL SAINTS Faure


Offertorium from Requiem (start p 22)


11/13/16  Handbells play today. No Chancel Choir Anthem
11/20/16 THANKSGIVING McCullough We Plow the Fields


Lessons and Carols  December 18, 2016  11:00 AM

 ” Readings and Carols for the 21st – Century  ”

 Our Christmas music is a set of anthems expressing the search for hope in the modern times. All of the anthems were composed since 2000 A.D.  The anthems will be presented by members of The Sanctuary Ringers, The Chancel Choir, and the FPC Choral Scholars Program.  The service will be accompanied by organ, harp, tympani, handbells, tonechimes, and brass choir. 

Roy Hopp 2001 From the Apple in the Garden
Nix   2016 Song of Isaiah
 Ron Mallory 2013 Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying  [HANDBELLS]  
Craig Courtney  2011 The Yearning
Robertson  2013 And He Shall Be Called Jesus  See Steven’s stream on 12-2014
Mowery  2016 Before the Marvel of this Night

Premier to be 12/2016. Not yet recorded. Click below to listen to the computer sing it for you. 
 Price  2007 Wexford Carol
Rutter 2014

Probably for January 8th for Epiphany Sunday

Christ Is the Morning Star

Martin Shaw


The anthem without an assignment yet:

Fanfare for Christmas Day




Summer 2016 anthems

 5/15/16  PENTECOST Come Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire Gregorian Chant
5/22/16 TRINITY  1100 service Christ, the Way of Life, Possess Me K Lee Scott
5/29/16 Memorial Day Cong Meeting  11 service Love Divine, All Loves Excelling arr. Rutter
6/5/16 Graduation Begin 10:30 Services May God Support you All Your Days 548 GtG Gambrell
6/12/16    1030 service Assurance John Ness Beck
6/19/16    1030 service In the Valley Flows A River Nolan/Martin
6/26/16    1030 service Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring Bach
7/3/16 Patriotic Sunday 1030 service


This Is My Song Sibeius/Mowery

Lent, Holy Week, Easter Season, 2016



Date Sunday Anthem Composer Rehearsal Link for learning the music
January 10, 2016 Assurance J.N.Beck
January 17, 2016 Montreat Weekend O Taste and See R.V.Williams
January 24, 2016 Septuagesima No anthem /snow x x
January 31, 2016 Sexagesima God So Loved the World J.Stainer
February 7, 2016 Transfiguration Gaudeamus Hodie Sleeth
February 14, 2016 Lent I Call to Lent Williams
February 21, 2016 Lent 2 .O Taste and See R.V.Williams
February 28, 2016 Lent 3 O Sacred Head, Now Wounded Bach .
March 6, 2016 Lent 4 Take This Bread (Tenebrae) Mowery .
March 13, 2016 Lent 5 When I Survey G.Martin .
March 20, 2016 Palm / Passion Children’s Choir to Sing . .
March 27, 2016 EASTER Gaudeamus Hodie Sleeth
March 27, 2016 EASTER Alleluia Thompson
. .    * Soprano part
. .    * Alto part
. .    * Tenor part
. .    * Bass part
March 27, 2016 EASTER Light’s Glittering Morn Thiman no recording yet available
March 27, 2016 EASTER Hallelujah Handel
April 3, 2016 Easter 2 Good Christians All rejoice Vulpius see Hymnal Glory to God # 239
April 10, 2016 Easter 3
April 17, 2016 Easter 4
April 24, 2016 Easter 5
May 1, 2016 Easter 6
May 8, 2016 Easter 7
May 15, 2016 Pentecost
May 22, 2016 Trinity





Fall, Advent, and Christmas Seasons, 2015

Here is our tentative anthem schedule for the Fall and Advent Seasons.

Date Other Music Chancel Choir Anthem 
9/13/15 Introit: Gtg 481 I Believe in God —–  Chi Rho/Wake Forest will sing anthem for us
9/20/15 In Christ Alone Hayes
9/27/15 The Lord’s Prayer Robertson
10/4/15 In the Midst of New Dimensions Bankson
10/11/15 Youth Orchestra and Youth Choir Today none


10/18/15 HANDBELLS   As the Deer Thompson  Love Divine All Loves Excelling Rutter
10/25/15 Union Service in Fellowship Hall  In the Valley Flows a River Nolan
11/1/15 Eucharist/EJ Bagpipes/ Youth Choir Neither Death nor Life Crutchfield
11/8/15  Children’s Choir to Sing Well Done, My Faithful Servant Choplin
11/15/15 HANDBELLS  Abba, Father by Krug I Will Lift Mine Eyes PS 121  J.J. Williams
11/22/15 Youth Choir to sing Now Let Us All Praise God and Sing Young
11/29/15 in fellowship hall  no anthem /Kairos to lead worship x x
12/6/15 Youth Orchestra Today Magnificat (pages 4-14) Pergolesi
12/13/15  ChildChoir / Youth Hbells Springs in the Desert Jennings
12/20/2015 LESSONS AND CAROLS at 11:00 AM



Glory to God in the Highest       Vivaldi
Springs in the Desert    Jennings
Magnificat   Pergolesi
The Wexford Carol Sedio no recording yet
Lullaby    Forrest
Sanctuary Handbells play also


Here are our Previous Seasons

If you want to hear our choir singing these, go to and log into Steven Mowery’s soundcloud (he is the StevenMowery with the green safari hat.)



April 19, 2015  

Introit  “Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing”

 Anthem   “In Thee Is Gladness”  arranged by Daniel Kallman

(if the link doesn’t work, please copy and paste the link into your internet browser)

Todd Dickerson, Whistler Soloist   is a you tube with orchestra

OR go to this page and click on the MP3 box:


April 26, 2015 (Confirmation Sunday, One Service in Sanctuary)

Anthem   “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”     John Rutter

This will be our prayer of blessing over the confirmands.   with John Rutter conducting


May 3, 2015   Choral Scholars will sing the anthems

May 10, 2015

Anthem:   The Lord’s Prayer   composed by Malotte  (The “wedding one” )     Different language but beautiful sound !


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Holy Week and Easter 2015

3/29/2015     Palm Sunday


8:30 Anthem      by Mowery       “Jesus, Riding on a Donkey”        Sung by Choral Scholars

11:00  Duet during Procession of the Palms     By G. Faure    “The Palms”

.             Sung by Nancy and Carlos  

11:00 Anthem by Mathias     Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates



4/2/2015     Maundy Thursday


7:00 PM Anthem by Bob Chilcott      “God So Loved the World”  Soprano Descant by Martha



4/5/2015   Easter Sunday 


Prelude by Frank Voltz           “Gloria”          Played by Handbell Choir and Harp


Introit       Hymn 239 [Stz 1,2]   “Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing ”

.            sung  from Chancel Steps

Opening Hymn  # 232  “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”  [ Sung in Bb Major]

.                       Played by Organ, Handbells, Tympani, [Stz 3-4  with Soprano/Tenor Descant]


Anthem    by John Rutter    “Christ the Lord Is Risen Again”

Communion Anthem  # 237  by J.S. Bach   “Christ Lay in Death’s Strong Bands” 



Benediction  Anthem  “Hallelujah from Handel’s MESSIAH”   

.             Congregation will be invited to sing with the choir.  

Recordings to help you learn you part —








NOTE: Due to musical exhaustion and the  Union Worship Service to be held in the Fellowship Hall with Kairos Worship Team providing the musical leadership, the Chancel Choir will NOT practice on Wednesday April 8th and will NOT practice and will NOT sing on Sunday, April 12. Rest well ! 


Post-Easter Anthems


April 19, 2014     Easter III

                               Chancel Choir        Kallman  “In Thee Is Gladness”  

                               Handbell Choir     Prichard  “Lord of Glory”

April 26, 2014     Confirmation Sunday / Union Service in Sanctuary

                               Chancel Choir   Rutter   The Lord Bless and Keep You 



Winter and  Lent Worship 2015


Date Sunday Composer Anthem Listening Aids
1/4/15 Eucharist Forrest Fruits of the Spirit
1/11/15 Shaw With a Voice of Singing
1/11/15 Offertory Agincourt O Love, How Deep (GtG 618 1,2,5)
1/18/15 Mowery Crown with Love
1/25/15 Clausen Set Me As a Seal
2/1/15 K Lee Scott Christ, the Way of Life, Possess Me
2/8/15 Chilcott Be Thou My Vision
2/15/15 Transfig Agincourt O Wondrous Sight, O Vision Fair GtG Hymnal # 189
2/22/15 Lent 1 Williams Call to Lent
3/1/15 Lent 2 Scott The Apple Tree
3/8/15 Lent 3 No anthem: LR Choir  Members will sing today
3/15/15 Lent 4 Bender I Am the Vine
3/22/15 Lent 5 No anthem; Youth Sunday