“Noel went more for a sense of lyricism, making points with delicacy and paying attention to details”
Channing Gray
Providence Journal
17 December 2017
(Handel Messiah)


The British Are Coming!

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, Artistic Director

John Black, Organist

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016
Immaculate Conception Church, Cranston

3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2016
St. Mary’s Church, Bristol

Ralph Vaughan Williams

O Clap Your Hands  (1920)
Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge  (1921)
Notes and text

Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me  (1902)
Notes and text

Gerald Raphael Finzi

Magnificat  (1952)
Notes and text

Paul Mealor
(b. 1975)

Ubi Caritas  (2011)
Notes and text


Welcome Sweet and Sacred Feast  (1953)
Notes and text

John Milford Rutter
(b. 1945)

This Is the Day  (2011)
Notes and text


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John Black (arr.)

Organ Improvisation: I Vow to Thee My Country
Tune: Gustav Holst, “Thaxted” (1921) from The Planets (“Jupiter”)

Karl Jenkins
(b. 1944)

Nunc Dimittis  (2014)
The Shepherd  (2014)
Notes and text

Michael McCarthy (arr.)

O Love of God, How Strong and True  (2004)
Tune: Hubert Parry, “Jerusalem” (1916)
Notes and text


Blest Pair of Sirens  (1887)
Notes and text