November 2, 2008

Jan van Eych, The Adoration of the Lamb from The Ghent Altarpiece, Cathedral of St. Bavo, Ghent, 1432

After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands
(NRSV, Revelation 7:9).

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes

All Saints Sunday

Jan de Bray, David Playing the Harp (detail), Private Collection, 1670

Annual Fundraising Concert to support the Choirs of Christ Church Cathedral:

Igor Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms, with works by Rossi, Glick and Sweelinck, featuring the combined choirs of Christ Church Cathedral; Anne-Marie Denoncourt and Pamela Reimer, pianists.

Wednesday, November 5, at 8 pm.

$20; $15 student & seniors; $40 reserved seat and wine and cheese reception

Click to listen to Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms, performed by the Westminster Cathedral Choir.

Click to read about Stravinsky, and listen to more of his sacred music, including two additional versions of Symphony of Psalms.

The Introit and Communion motet for Choral Eucharist this Sunday, November 2, are both by Salamone Rossi, Jewish composer of the Italian Renaissance, whose work will also be performed at the Annual Choir fundraiser on Wednesday, November 5.

Click to read about Salamone Rossi and listen to the two motets and other works.

The Mass setting for Choral Eucharist this Sunday, November 2, is Hans Leo Hassler, Missa Secunda.

to read about Hans Leo Hassler and listen to his Missa super Dixit Maria and other works.

McGill Autumn Noon-Hour Organ Recital Series
The Wolff organ of Redpath Hall
Fridays at 12:30 pm
Free Admission

October 31: Matthew Provost. Works by de Cabezon, de Arauxo, Cabanillas.

November 7: Martin Herchenroeder (Cologne). Works by Hambraeus, Herchenroeder, Messiaen.

November 14: Yves-G. Préfontaine. Works by Titelouze and Reinken.

November 21: Eduoardo Bellotti (Milan). Works by Old Italian Masters.

November 28: Hank Knox, harpsichord & organ. Works by Frescobaldi.

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

Patrick Wedd will continue his reprise of the complete organ works of Olivier Messiaen on the Wilhelm organ of Christ Church Cathedral this Saturday, November 1, at 5:00 pm, with a performance of Les Corps glorieux: Sept Visions brèves de la vie des ressuscités / Bodies in Glory: Sept Brief Visions of the Life of the Resurrected. Free admission / voluntary contribution.

For preparation, click to go to the following online performances:

Les Corps glorieux: Jennifer Bate, Susan Landale, Olivier Latry, Dame Gillian Weir.

Illustrator of Petrus Comestor's 'Bible Historiale,' The Man with Dropsy and the Ox, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 1372

Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening and Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata 148 performed by Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) / Concentus Musicus Wien; Nikolaus Harnoncourt; conducting.