April 26, 2009

William Blake, Christ Appearing to the Apostles after the Resurrrection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., c.1795

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
The Third Sunday of Easter

Click to go immediately to:

1) The Music Programme Homepage

2) The Music Calendar for Choral Eucharist and Evensong

3) The Concert Calendar.

Both organ voluntaries and the anthem at Evensong this coming Sunday, April 26, are the work of Percy Whitlock.

Click to read about him and listen to performances by Jennifer Bate and John Scott as well as a full programme on Pipedreams in honour of the centenary of his birth in 1903.

Musica Orbium under the direction of Patrick Wedd is sponsoring a fundraising sing-along (lecteur à vue) of Antonio Vivaldi, Gloria in D, RV 589, at Christ Church Cathedral, on Saturday, May 2, at 6:30 pm. Admission $10. Scores available to borrow.

YouTube provides the opportunity to practice beforehand with a moving score. Click here
to check it out as well as listen to two performances, one, the recent recording on Analekta by Montreal's own Ensemble Caprice, directed by Matthias Maute, with Shannon Mercer, Josée LaLonde, Sophie Larivière, Monika Mauche, and Amanda Keesmaat.

2009 Commemoration: 200th Anniversary of the Death of Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Click to read about Joseph Haydn, Missa in angustiis, Hob. XXII:11 (Mass in Troubled Times), nicknamed the Lord Nelson Mass, with access to a number of performances.

Lemuel Francis Abbott, Horatio Nelson

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata 145, performed by Boy Soprano: Alan Bergius (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Thomas Hampson; Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) / Concentus Musicus Wien; Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting.

Gustav Weigel, Paul at Pisidian Antioch, Pitts Theological Library