October 19, 2008

Tintoretto, The Eternal Father Appears to Moses, Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice, 1577-78

And he said, "I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you the name, 'The LORD'; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. But," he said, "you cannot see my face; for no one shall see me and live (Exodus 33: 19-20)."

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes

The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

Click to go directly to the home page of the Christ Church Cathedral Music Programme.

Click to go to the Music Calendar for this Sunday’s Choral Eucharist and Evensong.

Click to go to this month’s Cathedral Concert Calendar.

Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)

The organ voluntaries for Choral Eucharist this Sunday, October 19, will be by Eugène Gigout.

Click to read briefly about Eugène Gigout in Wikipedia and to listen to some of his music.

Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Herbert Howells, whose Canticles in D and organ voluntaries will be performed at evensong this Sunday, October 19, was a prolific composer of Anglican Church music.

Click to read about Herbert Howells and to listen to some of his music.

Click to hear his Rhapsody #1 in D-flat performed by Christopher Dearnley on the Willis-Mander organ of St. Paul's Cathedral.

Click to go to a wide selection of Herbert Howells' canticles for evensong.

Dame Gillian Weir (b. 1941)

Dame Gillian Weir is serving as a member of the jury of the Canadian International Organ Competition currently being held in Montreal. Last Sunday, October 12, she gave an organ concert on the Casavant of Sts-Anges in Lachine.

Click to read about Dame Gillian Weir, to listen to conversations and performances on two full programmes of Pipedreams and to hear Dame Gillian perform major organworks of Olivier Messiaen on the Frobenius organ of Arhus Cathedral.

Click for the full programme of the Canadian International Organ Competition in Montreal, October 8-19.The third and last round of competition, with 5 finalists remaining, takes place at the Basilica of Notre-Dame, Place d'Armes, on Friday, October 17, at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Free Admission / $5 suggested donation.

Marie-Claire Alain will perform at the Grand Séminaire de Montréal on Sunday, October 19, at 3:00 pm. Admission free / voluntary contribution.

Closing gala concert of the CIOC/Montreal on Sunday, October 19, at 7:30 pm, at l'Église de St-Jean-Baptiste, Rachel and Drolet, with recitals by the top 3 winners. Free Admission / $5 suggested donation.

Continuing the Christ Church Cathedral Music Programme celebration of the Messiaen centenary:

Patrick Wedd will begin his reprise of the the complete organ works of Olivier Messiaen on the Wilhelm organ of Christ Church Cathedral this Saturday, October 18, with a performance of Le Banquet céleste, Offrande au Saint Sacrement, Apparition de L’église éternelle, Prélude. Free admission / voluntary contribution.

Click to go to the complete Messiaen by Olivier Latry for preparation.

Dieric Bouts the Elder, The Last Supper (detail), Sint-Pieterskerk, Leuven, 1664-67

The McGill Symphony Orchestra will perform Olivier Messiaen, Hymne au Saint-Sacrement, at its concert on Saturday, October 18, at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, October 19, at 3:00 pm. ($12.00).

Click to download, Olivier Messiaen, Hymne au Saint-Sacrement, performed by l'Orchestre de l'O.R.T.F., Marius Constant conducting.

John Singleton Copley, The Tribute Money, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1782

Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening and Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata 139, Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott / Happy is the man, who to his God, performed by Boy Soprano: Alan Bergius (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Robert Holl; Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) / Concentus Musicus Wien; Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting.