October 20, 2013

Raffaello Sanzio, Study For St Paul Preaching In Athens

Proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching. [NRSV, 2 Timothy 4:2].

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
22nd Sunday after Pentecost 
 Healey Willan
The organ voluntaries for Choral Evensong this coming Sunday are two movements from Healey Willan, A Fugal Trilogy.

Listen to Aria, from the second movement, performed by Patrick Wedd, on the 1915-16 Cassavant organ of L'Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste in Montreal [BNQ; BM] (info).

Listen to the entire work performed virtually on samples from the 1877 Father Willis organ of Salisbury Cathedral, accompanied by interesting comments:


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 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

Mass of the 22th Sunday after Pentecost, Op. 56, No. 50:

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube]
Alleluiatic Postlude  [YouTube]

Click for the entire performance of L'Orgue mystique by Georges Delvallée.


Il Veronese, The Centurion before Christ, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, 1581-82

Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantatas for the Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity performed by the Holland Boys Choir and the Netherlands Bach Collegium, Pieter Jan Leusink conducting.

Cantata 38: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir / From deep affliction I cry out to you

Cantata 98: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan [I] / What God does , that is done well

Cantata 109: Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben! / I believe, dear Lord, help my unbelief!

Cantata 188: Ich habe meine Zuversicht / I have placed my confidence