This week the choir sings an anthem by the English composer, John Rutter. Rutter attended school in London with John Tavener, and both began composing in their teens. Rutter is now most well known for writing Christmas carols, the first of which he had published when he was 18. He went on to university at Cambridge and served for several years as director of music at Clare College. His anthem, “Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace,” sets a text widely thought to be by St. Francis of Assisi. The earliest source of the text, however, is no older than 1912, and the repeated references to the self are uncharacteristic of Francis’s writings. This Sunday the Choristers make their first contribution to a service this fall, singing the anthem “God of Many Names” by Dolores Hruby.