November 15, 2009

Illustrator of Petrus Comestor Bible Historiale, Hannah Praying at the Shrine at Shiloh, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, 1372 1372

She made this vow: "O LORD of hosts, if only you will look on the misery of your servant, and remember me, and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a male child, then I will set him before you as a nazirite until the day of his death. He shall drink neither wine nor intoxicants, and no razor shall touch his head (NRSV, 1 Samuel 1:11)."

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Twenty-fourth 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 prelude for Choral Eucharist this coming Sunday by Ralph Vaughan Williams is based on the Welsh hymn-tune, Rhosymedre. Click to listen on YouTube to all three of the organ preludes based on Welsh hymn-tunes composed by Vaughan Williams in 1920 performed by Christopher Allsop on the 1975 Metzler organ of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Ave Maria: Works dedicated to the Blessed Virgin is the first concert of the season of Musica Orbium, directed by Patrick Wedd, to be held on Sunday, November 15, at 7:30 pm, at St. George's Anglican Church, 1101 Stanley Street, Montreal (Bonaventure Metro). Choral Music by Rachmaninov, Pärt, Chilcott and others (including several “Ave Marias” and “Magnificats”) will precede the beautiful and engaging “Stabat Mater” by French genius Francis Poulenc. Click for complete information and the possibility to reserve by phone.

Kerry-Anne Kutz, soprano
Philip Crozier, organ

Ave Maria: Robert Parsons (circa 1535–1572) [Clare College: listen]
Magnificat in G: Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) [Stamford; St. John's; Andrew Johnston: listen]
Bogoroditsye Dyevo (Ave Maria): Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) [Friday's Voices; King's Singers: listen]
Bogoroditsye Dyevo: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) [Friday's Voices; Tewksbury; Southampton; Cambridge Singers: listen]
Nova! Nova!: Bob Chilcott (b. 1955) [Tower Voices: NML] (info)
Dixit Maria: Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612) [James River Singers; King College: listen]
Ave Maria (à 4): Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) [Westminster Cathedral: listen]
Ave Maria (à 8): Tomás Luis de Victoria [Tallis Scholars: listen]
Regina caeli: Gregor Aichinger (1564-1628) [Auckland: YouTube]
Magnificat: Charles Theodore Pachelbel (1690- 1750) [Tower Youth: NML] (info)
Stabat Mater: Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) [Prêtre: listen]

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

November 13: Jonathan Oldengarm

November 20: Matthew Provost

November 27: Jens Korndoerfer

December 4: Michael Dirks

2009 Commemoration: The 250 aniversary of the death of George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Click to go to George Frideric Handel, Joshua, A Sacred Drama; words by Thomas Morell; performed by John Mark Ainsley (tenor); James Bowman (alto); Michael George (bass); Emma Kirby (soprano); Aidan Oliver (treble); The Choir of New College, Oxford (Edward Higginbottom, director); The King's Consort; Robert King conducting.

Click to go to a performance of František Ignác Antonín Tůma, Stabat Mater dolorosa by The Prague Madrigalists, Pavel Baxa conducting.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata 8 performed by Soprano: Julianne Baird; Alto: Steven Rickards; Tenor: Jeffrey Thomas; Bass: James Weaver; American Bach Soloists (Choir & Orchestra); Jeffrey Thomas conducting; Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, CA, USA.