December 6, 2009

Salvador Dali, Et tu, puer, prophetia altissimi, Biblia Sacra, 1964-67

And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways [NRSV, Luke 1:76].

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes

The Second Sunday of Advent

Click to go immediately to:

1) The
Music Programme Homepage

2) The Music Calendar for Choral Eucharist and Evensong

3) The Concert Calendar

Gabriel Fauré, Messe basse, will be the Mass setting at Choral Eucharist at 10:00 am and again at 6:00 pm this coming Sunday. Click to read about Gabriel Fauré and listen to performances of his Messe basse, his celebrated Requiem, and other liturgical choral works by the Cambridge Singers, John Rutter conducting; and the American Boychoir, James Litton conducting.

The Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-Along will take place at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, December 12, at 5 pm, with the Cathedral Singers and orchestra, Patrick Wedd directing. Soloists are Noelle McMurtry, Valérie Arboit, Hugh Topham and Winston Purdy. Scores are available. Free admission / voluntary contribution.

Click to read about Messiah and access a video performance by the Trinity Church (Wall Street) choir with the Rebel Baroque Orchestra conducted by Andrew Megill.

Conditor Alme Siderum (Creator of the Stars of Night) is the quintessential advent hymn. During advent it is always sung at Roman Catholic vespers.

Click to read about Conditor alme siderum and to listen to a number of choral and organ arrangements.

Montreal Bach Festival 2009 proudly announces its 3rd Edition: November 24 to December 5, 2009.

Click for complete information.

McGill Autumn Noon-Hour Organ Recital Series
The Wolff organ of Redpath Hall
Fridays at 12:30 pm - Admission Free

December 4: Michael Dirks (Bach Festival)

To listen to the 2000 Pipedreams programme of organ and choir meditations for Advent, Wait, oh Wait!, click here, then click on "listen to the program." To hear the improvised symphonic movement,The World Awaiting the Saviour, by Marcel Dupré, that he recorded with "compelling persuasiveness" in his 79th year, performed on the 1890 Cavaillé- Coll organ of L’Église abbatiale de St-Ouen, Rouen, hold button and slide to 1:16:25 (1 hour, 16 minutes and 25 seconds).

1890 Cavaillé-Coll organ, St-Ouen

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata 167, performed by Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Alto: Wilke te Brummelstroete; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Dietrich Henschel; Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists; John Eliot Gardiner directing.