January 18, 2009

Jan Victors, Hannah giving her son Samuel to the priest Eli, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, 1645

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
2nd Sunday after Epiphany
January 18, 2009

Click to go immediately to:

1) The Music Programme Homepage

2) The Music Calendar for Choral Eucharist and Evensong

3) The Concert Calendar.

Among the centennial observances in 2009 is the 200th anniversary of the death of Joseph Haydn and the birth, in the same year, of Felix Mendelssohn.

Click to read about Felix Mendelssohn in Wikipedia.

All four organ voluntaries this coming Sunday, January 18, are from Felix Mendelssohn, Organ Sonatas, op. 65.

Those with access to Naxos Music Library (Cardholders of la Bibliothèque nationale du Québec and members of "Beethoven on Demand" among others [
info]) may listen online to Felix Mendelssohn, Organ Sonatas, op. 65, performed by Stephen Tharp. [[NML]; or performed by Michael Dudman [NML].

Click to read about Joseph Haydn in Wikipedia.

Click to read about and listen to Joseph Haydn, Theresienmesse, H XXII 12, by Erna Spoorenberg, soprano; Bernadette Greevy, contralto;John Mitchinson, tenor; Tom Krause, baritone; Brian Runnett, organ; The Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge; Academy of St Martin-in-the Fields; George Guest conducting.

Kent Nagano, this coming Friday and Sunday, January 16 and 18, (info) is conducting Johann Sebastian Bach, Mass in B Minor, BWV232. This past Sunday at Choral Eucharist and evensong, two of Bach's chorale-preludes with the same theme, Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 684-5, were performed. They are both part of Bach's Clavierübung III which is often called the German Organ Mass.

Marc-André Doran writes: In my opinion, Clavierübung III is the equivalent, for the organ, of the B-Minor Mass (BWV 232), with its multiple vocal, choral and instrumental combinations.

Click to read about and listen to Johann Sebastian Bach, Clavierübung III, performed, with the exception of the Praeludium, by Bernard Lagacé on the 1961 Beckerath organ of l'Église de l'Immaculée Conception in Montreal.

Click to watch the complete October 28, 2008, performance of Johann Sebastian Bach, Mass in B Minor, BWV. 232, performed by the Trinity Church (Wall Street) Choir directed by Andrew Megill with the Rebel Baroque Orchestra. Don't forget to download the programme as well.

McGill Autumn Noon-Hour Organ Recital Series

The Wolff organ of Redpath Hall - Admission Free
Fridays from January 30 to March 20 at 12:30 pm

Friday, January 30: Federico Andreoni

to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata 38, performed by Boy Soprano: Soloist of the
Wiener Sängerknaben (No Name); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Ruud van der Meer; Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Concentus Musicus Wien; Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting.