March 22, 2009

Anthony van Dyck, Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1621

Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 22, 2009

Click to go immediately to:

1) The Music Programme Homepage

2) The Music Calendar for Choral Eucharist and Evensong

3) The Concert Calendar.

A heartfelt welcome to the Choir of the Church of St. James the Apostle; Scott Bradford, director of music; and Conrad Gold, assistant organist, who will participate at Choral Eucharist this coming Sunday, March 22.

Scott Bradford

The Cathedral Combined Choirs will sing Morning Prayer at St. James.

Hillary Punnet, Christ Church Cathedral organ scholar, and Gwyneth Bergman will give a recital at the cathedral on the Wilhelm organ this Sunday, March 22, at 1:00 pm. Works by J.S. Bach and Mendelssohn. Admission free/voluntary contribution.

2009 Commemoration: 200th anniversay of the birth of Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)

Click to hear Felix Mendelssohn, Organ Works, including all six organ sonatas, performed by John Scott on 1872 Willis/Mander organ of St. Paul's Cathedral, London.

Voices of the East is the second concert of the the season of Musica Orbium, directed by Patrick Wedd, to be held on Saturday, March 21, at 7:30 pm, at St. George's Anglican Church, 1101 Stanley Street, Montreal (Bonaventure Metro). Choral Music by Pårt, Vasks, Kreek, Sandström and Kodaly. Click for complete information and the possibility to purchase tickets online.

Click to hear Arvo Pårt, Which was the son of . . ., performed by Polyphony, Stephen Layton conducting.

Click to hear Pēteris Vasks, Dona nobis pacem, performed by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hillier conducting.

Click to hear Sven-David Sandström, Hear my prayer, performed by the Komorni zbor Krog (Krog Chamber Choir) (Slovenia), Primož Malavašič conducting (begins at 3:50 after Ronde by Ravel). Be sure to click on HD.

Performance of Cyrillus Kreek, Psalms of David, by the King's Singers [NML] (info).

Performance of Cyrillus Kreek, Psalms of David, by the Estonian National Opera, Arvo Volmer conducting [NML] (info).

Performance of Zoltán Kodály, Missa Brevis, by the Danish National Radio Choir, Stefan Parkman conducting. [NML] (info).

Click to open the Chandos sleevenotes (go to p. 5).

Click to hear Zoltán Kodály, Missa Brevis, by the Choir of Westminster Cathedral, James O'Donnell conducting; Andrew Reid, organ.

Performance of Zoltán Kodály, Missa Brevis, by the Hungarian Radio and Television Chorus and the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, János Ferencsik conducting [NML] (info).

Click to listen to Arvo Pårt, Stabat Mater dolorosa; Joanne Andrews, soprano; Deborah Miles-Johnson, mezzo-soprano; Simon Berridge, tenor; Fretwork.

McGill Noon-Hour Organ Recital Series
The Wolff organ of Redpath Hall - Admission Free

Fridays from January 30 to March 27 at 12:30 pm

Friday, March 20: Federico Andreoni

Friday, March 27: William Porter