Ecumenical service was interesting. The sermon was in two parts which dismayed most of the choir. Luckily, he managed not to get too carried away. We sang some horrible key-signature-less piece in between the two parts about washing each other's feet.
The hymns included 'Belmont' again, as there was another baptism (twins, so cute) as well as 'Lasst Uns Erfreuen', something I can't remember, and another something I can't remember...but that had text including the word 'hobgoblin'. That almost put me over the giggle-loop edge.
We sang Stanford's 'Magnificat' for the anthem and the Kyrie 'Orbis Factor' for the introit. The men have a much more difficult time with plainchant compared to the women. Don't know why.
At mass, it was the Sunday of Our Lady of the Rosary.
In celebration of this, the chaplaincy gave everyone in the congregation a rose.
Dr. J and I sang 'Es ist ein Ros entsprungen' while Father J blessed the roses. When singing German with a native speaker, my pronunciation is laughable.
Usual music, though we used 'Lourdes' for the Gloria in honour of the day.
For communion, we sang the plainchant of 'Ave Verum Corpus'.
I was unfamiliar with the psalm tone, so I ended up having to have help with it, but I swear I thought I had them down better than I do. Ach.
All in all, a good Sunday.