St. Catherine’s Choir

Virtual choir

Due to the suspension of all public worship in March 2020, our Easter celebrations at St. Catherine’s took on a radically different form from those anticipated at the start of Lent. But the online nature of our worship in Easter Season meant that we have had choristers join us from far and wide and the music they made was recorded for posterity. Over the months they have continued to put their God given talents are our disposal and have produced some wonderful music to accompany our online worship. You can enjoy some of it here. Many thanks to all those who have been involved.

Christmas 2020

‘Where children pure and happy pray to the blessèd Child,
Where misery cries out to Thee, Son of the mother mild;
Where charity stands watching and faith holds wide the door
The dark night wakes, the glory breaks, and Christmas comes once more.’

Choral Evensong on Christmas Eve at Leeds Parish Church used to be a refreshingly austere service at which the sole Christmas carol was O Little Town Of Bethlehem. This would be the one occasion of the year when we’d sing the verse printed above, which is otherwise almost invariably omitted.

It was always one of the absolute highlights of my year.

O Little Town of Bethlehem is sung here by the Virtual Choir of St. Catherine’s Stuttgart, featuring Anja Louise Hübel, Jess Joplin, Emma Neve, Lizzie Risdale, Nancy Wood, Becka Swain-Ward, Hannah Swain Ward, Suzanne Su P Barraclough, Robert Crowe, Richard Pryor III, Peter Rinkefeil and Tim Burleigh.

The bell you hear is the bell traditionally rung in our family to summon everyone to the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve once the candles have been lit.

Wishing all a Peaceful and Blessed Christmas.
Stephen Brown (Organist)

Many thanks as ever to our singers, who this week are Anja Louise Hübel, Jessica Joplin, Emma Neve, Becka Swain-Ward, Hannah Swain-Ward, Lizzie Ridsdale, Suzanne Barraclough, Robert Crowe, Richard Pryor III, Peter Rinkefeil and Tim Burleigh and our organist Stephen Brown.

Sunday 29th November

Many thanks to this week’s singers: Anja Louise Hübel, Emma Neve, Jessica Joplin, Suzanne Barraclough, Richard Pryor III, James Scott and Tim Burleigh. They’re joined – in the Advent Prose by the Rev’d Sue Wallace, – in the O Antiphons by Becky RJ Ryland-Jones and in Lo! he comes by Becka Swain-Ward.
Thanks also for the generosity of Pfarrerin Sabine Löw, Kantorin Sabine Steinmetz and Mesner Mathias Szegedi at the Pauluskirche who have very kindly made their church and its famous Walcker organ available to us while our own instrument is being repaired.
 

Sunday 22nd November

Many thanks as ever to the singers, who this week are Anja Louise Hübel, Jessica Joplin, Emma Neve, Suzanne Barraclough and Tim Burleigh. They’re joined in the Psalm by Robert Crowe and Peter Rinkefeil.
 
Many thanks also to our organist Stephen Brown and for the generosity of Pfarrerin Sabine Löw, Kantorin Sabine Steinmetz and Mesner Mathias Szegedi at the Pauluskirche who have very kindly made their church and its famous Walcker organ available to us while our own instrument is being repaired.
 

Sunday 1st November

The singers this week are Jessica Joplin, Lizzie Ridsdale, Emma Neve, Suzanne Su P Barraclough and Tim BurleighThey’re joined in the Psalm by Anja Louise Hübel and Richard Pryor III.
Many thanks to them and our organist Stephen Brown for sharing their musical gifts.

Sunday 25th October

Many thanks to our singers this week: Anja Louise Hübel, Jessica Joplin, Lizzie Risdale, Emma Neve, Suzanne Barraclough and Tim Burleigh.

Sunday 18th October

The singers this week are Anja Louise Hübel, Jessica Joplin, Nancy Wood, Lizzie Ridsdale, Emma Neve, Suzanne Barraclough and Tim Burleigh. They’re joined additionally in the first hymn by Ursula Wolfangel-Hoppmann, Becka Swain-Ward, Robert Crowe and Peter Rinkefeil. Many thanks to all our contributors.

Sunday 16th August

As always many thanks to our singers this week: Anja Louise Hübel, Jessica Joplin, Nancy Wood, Richard Pryor III and Tim Burleigh, and of course our musical director and organist Stephen Brown.

Sunday 9th August

Once again many thanks to our singers this week: Anja Louise Hübel, Jessica Joplin, Richard Pryor III and Tim Burleigh.

Sunday 19th July

With many thanks to this week’s singers: Anja Louise Hübel, Jessica Joplin, Nancy Wood, Susan Kirby, Richard Pryor III and Tim Burleigh.

Sunday 12th July

With many thanks to this week’s singers: Jessica Joplin, Nancy Wood, Richard Pryor III and Tim Burleigh.

Sunday 28th June – Petertide

Many thanks as ever to the singers, who this week are Anja Louise Hübel, Jessica Joplin, Nancy Wood, Richard Pryor III and Tim Burleigh.

Sunday 14th June

With many thanks to this week’s virtual choir: Anja Louise Hübel, Jessica Joplin, Nancy Wood, Becka Swain-Ward, Susan Su Kirby, Richard Pryor III and Tim Burleigh.

Sunday 7th June – Trinity Sunday

*Note from the Director of Music: The full version The total length of the recording St. Patrick’s Breatplate is just short the 8 minutes 46 seconds it took for George Floyd to die. The choice of music this Sunday commemorates this event and stands with all who suffer injustice and violence.

Thanks as ever to the St. Catherine’s virtual choristers, who this week are Anja Louise Hübel, Jessica Joplin, Nancy Wood, Luci De Nordwall Cornish, Ursula Wolfangel-Hoppmann, Susan Su Kirby, Robert Crowe, Richard Pryor III, William Gaskins and Tim Burleigh.

Sunday 31st May – Pentecost

Many thanks to Anja Louise Hübel, Jessica Joplin, Nancy Wood, Luci De Nordwall Cornish, Laura Bruhn Lowry, Becka Swain-Ward, Robert Crowe, Richard Pryor III, Peter Rinkefeil and Tim Burleigh.

Sunday 24th May – Ascension


Many thanks to the St. Catherine’s Virtual Choir, whose singers this week are Anja Louise Hübel, Jessica Joplin, Nancy Wood, Susan Su Kirby, Robert Crowe, Peter Rinkefeill, Richard Pryor III and Tim Burleigh.

Sunday 17th May – Rogation Sunday


The Friends of St. Catherine’s Stuttgart Virtual Choir this week is comprised of the following singers: Anja Louise Hübel, Jessica Joplin, Becka Swain-Ward, Susan Kirby, Ursula Wolfangel-Hoppmann, Mhackies Fermin, Robert Crowe, Chris Trenholme, Richard Pryor III and Tim Burleigh.
Many thanks for all your hard work.

Sunday 10th May

with thanks to Jessica Joplin, Ursula Wolfangel-Hoppmann, Becka Swain-Ward, Nancy Wood, Susan Kirby, Robert Crowe, Peter Rinkefeil and Tim Burleigh.

Sunday 3rd May

Very many thanks INDEED to Anja Louise Hübel, Marissa White, Becka Swain-Ward, Kristina James, Robert Crowe, Peter Rinkefeil and Tim Burleigh for some excellent singing and thoughtful music-making today!

With grateful thanks to the members of the Friends of St. Catherine’s Stuttgart Virtual Choir, who are as follows:

Easter Day:
Sopranos: Anja Louise Hübel, Ursula Wolfangel-Hoppmann
Altos; Robert Crowe, Julia Lerner,
Tenors; Peter Rinkefeil, Yotin Tiewtrakul, Giles Harrison
Basses; Tim Burleigh, Paul Dewhurst, Stephen Brown

Organist: Stephen Brown

Scratch choir
A scratch choir sings for the annual service of
Lessons and Carols.
On occasion we have a soloists who help lead the liturgy and worship on Sunday mornings.  Visitors or newcomers who are interested in singing with us please make yourselves known and join in.

For more information about the choir please e-mail music@stcatherines-stuttgart.de