October 13, 2013

Adriaen van Ostade, Prayer before the Meal, British Museum,  London,  1653

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. [NRSV, Philippians 4:6].

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
21st Sunday after Pentecost / Harvest Thanksgiving

The 2013 Cathedral Choirs Fundraiser, Friday, November 8, at 7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral, will celebrate the work of Benjamin Britten who was born 100 years ago.

Te Deum in C: Carole Therrien, soprano;  Adrian Foster, organ 

Jubilate in C: Alex Ross, organ

Missa Brevis in D: Carole Therrien, Catherine St-Arnaud, sopranos

Prelude to “They walk alone”: Patrick Wedd, organ
Rejoice in the Lamb: Carole Therrien, soprano; Anna Lewton-Brain, alto; Loic Paulin, tenor; Normand Richard, bass; Adrian Foster, organ
Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria: Patrick Wedd, organ
A Ceremony of Carols:  Olga Gross, harp

Entrance includes wine and cheese reception: $35; Seniors: $25; students: $15.
Tickets are available at the concert and at:
The Word, 469 rue Milton
Cathedral office, 1444 avenue Union
Information : 514-843-6577

Prepare for the concert by reading about the pieces and listening to a variety of online performances.  

The Ceremony of Carols


1990 Guilbault-Thérien, Opus 35, organ of the Grand Séminaire, Montreal

Le FESTIVAL DES COULEURS de l'orgue français

19th season

Sundays of October 2013 at 3:00 pm
     October 13:   Michael Dirk
      October 20:   Denis Gagné
                  October 27:   Yves-G. Préfontaine

The recitals are free, thanks to the support of Rona.

The Chapel of the Grand Séminaire de Montréal
            2065 Sherbrooke West
            (Métro Guy-Concordia, autobus 24)


Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Cycle after Pentecost, Op. 56, No. 47.

Mass of the 20th Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube]
Alleluiatic Choral No. 5  [YouTube]
Click for the entire performance of L'Orgue mystique by Georges Delvallée.

Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

Healing of the Paralytic, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 16th cent. 

Bach Cantatas for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity: 

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Wo soll ich fliehen hin / Where shall I refuge find, Cantata 5, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink, Marriner, Richter, and Rilling.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen /Miserable man that I am, Cantata 48, with performances by Gardiner, Gershensohn, Harnoncourt, Leusink and Suzuki.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen / I would gladly bear the cross-beam, Cantata 56, with performances by Baumgartner, Gardiner, Kavakos,  Koopman, Leonhardt, Leusink, Marriner, Norrington, RichterRifkin, Rilling and  Ristenpart.