January 24, 2010

Jesus Teaching in the Synagogue in Nazareth, Saint Martin, Zillis, Switzerland, 12th c.

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Third Sunday after Epiphany

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1) The
Music Programme Homepage

2) The Music Calendar for Choral Eucharist and Evensong

3) The Concert Calendar

Johann Sebastian Bach, Awake us, Lord, and hasten, BWV 22 (mvt 5), the closing chorale of Cantata 22, sung in English, in an unusually free translation by Charles Sanford Terry, will be the Introit at choral Eucharist for this coming Sunday.

Click to read the text in Terry's translation and the original German with a more literal translation by Francis Browne, and for access to performances in the original German by the Choir Of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury conducting; Benjamin Bayl, organist; and by the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir; Ton Koopman conducting.

Click to go to the entire Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata 22, performed by Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond; Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) & Choir Of King's College, Cambridge, (Chorus Master: David Willcocks); Leonhardt-Consort, Gustav Leonhardt conducting.

Christ and the Twelve Apostles, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, 12th c.

Click to go to the entire Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata 22, performed by Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Klaus Mertens; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir; Ton Koopman conducting.

Unknown, Jesus predicts his death, Evangelicae historiae imagines, 1593

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Sicut Cervus, is the Communion motet at choral Eucharist for the coming Sunday.

Click to read briefly about the motet and to access a variety of performances.

Click to watch the hour-long BBC programme, Sacred Music: Palestrina and the Popes, music by The Sixteen, Harry Christophers conducting.

Click to watch Johann Sebastian Bach, Mass in B Minor, BWV 232, performed by Ruth Ziesak, soprano; Joyce DiDonato, mezzosoprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Paul Agnew, tenor; Dietrich Henschel, bass; the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris; John Nelson conducting.

Albrecht Dürer, Mass, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, 1523

McGill Autumn Noon-Hour Organ Recital Series
The Wolff organ of Redpath Hall

Admission Free

Friday, January 22: Julia Dokter
Friday, January 29: Hank Knox

Friday, February 5: Han Mi Kang

Friday, February 12: Thomas Pousont

Three Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-36)

Click to go to a performance of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Salve Regina in A Minor, by Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; David Daniels, countertenor; Europa Galante; Fabio Biondi conducting.

Giovanni Bellini, Virgin and Child (detail), Burrell Collection, Glasgow, 1485-88

Click to go to Felice Anerio, Stabat Mater, performance by the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Mike Brewer conducting.

Matthias Grünewald, Crucifixion, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basle, c. 1501