July 5, 2009

Camillo Boccaccino, The Prophet David, Palazzo Farnese, Piacenza, 1530

And David became greater and greater, for the LORD, the God of hosts, was with him (2 Samuel 5:10).

Church Cathedral Choir Notes

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Click to go immediately to:

1) The Music Programme Homepage

2) The Music Calendar for Choral Eucharist and Evensong

3) The Concert Calendar

The Annual International Jazz Festival of Montreal is underway. This Sunday at Christ Church Cathedral there will be a celebration of the third annual Jazz Mass with the Revd Canon Tim Eliot and the Brian Barlow Quartet. In the afternoon instead of evensong there will be Jazz Vespers.

The postlude for Choral Eucharist this Sunday will be Joe Utterback, My hope is built. Click to read about Joe Utterback and listen to some of his music including My hope is built.

Click to learn about choir auditions for children 8-16: The Trebles Choir under the direction of Patrick Wedd.

Summer in Montreal is an Organ Festival

Click for the June-July calendar of organ recitals, most of which are free admission/voluntary contribution.

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

Click to go to Felix Mendelssohn, Elijah, Oratorio Op. 70, performed by Willard White, Elijah; Rosalind Plowright, soprano solos, Widow, Angel; Linda Finnie, contralto solos, angel, Queen; Arthur Davies, tenor solos, Obadiah, Ahab; Jeremy Budd, Youth; London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus;Roderick Elms, organ; Richard Hickox conducting.

Click to go to Domenico Scarlatti, Stabat Mater dolorosa; Anthony Pleeth, cello; Chi-Chi Nwanoku, double bass; Timothy Bytam-Wigfield, organ; Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford;Francis Grier conducting.

Click for a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata 107, by Soprano: Agnès Mellon; Tenor: Howard Crook, Bass: Peter Kooy; Chorus & Orchestra of Collegium Vocale Gent; Philippe Herreweghe conducting.