September 20, 2009

J. Smit, A Tree Planted by the Water

They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper (NRSV, Psalm 1:3).

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Sixteenth 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

Virtually all the music this coming Sunday (including voluntaries and evening hymns) is by Canadian composers. The organ voluntaries for Choral Eucharist are two movements from Gerald Bales, Petite Suite. Click to listen to the entire Petite Suite performed by Ian Sadler on the 1888 Warren; 1936, 1967 Casavant organ of St. James’ Cathedral, Toronto.

Nikolas Fehr, former assistant organist at Christ Church Cathedral, will give a doctoral organ recital (McGill) on the 1990 Guilbault-Thérien organ of the Grand Séminaire de Montréal, 2065 Sherbrooke St. W. (Bus 24; Guy-Concordia Metro) this Friday, September 18, at 8:00 pm. Admission free. Click for the programme.

Click to read all about the 11th annual fall festival of Orgue et Couleurs from Friday, September 25, to Sunday, October 4, including the week of noon-hour free organ concerts of the music of Felix Mendelssohn.

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 a performance of Karol Szymanowski, Stabat Mater dolorosa by Tatiana Sharova, soprano;Ludmila Kuznetsova, mezzo-soprano; Andrei Baturkin, baritone; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Valeri Polyansky conducting.

Click to go to a performance of Cantata 56 by Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester; Karl Richter conducting. Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München.