October 27, 2013

Duccio di Buoninsegna, Raising of Lazarus, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, 1310-11

When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out!’ The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, ‘Unbind him, and let him go [NRSV, John 11:43-44].'

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes 
23rd Sunday after Pentecost / All Saints' Day

Olivier Messiaen

The organ voluntaries for the Eucharist at 10 am this coming Sunday are from Les Corps glorieux by Olivier Messiaen.
Click to go to a complete performance of Les Corps glorieux by Olivier Latry at the 1868 Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris.


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 Autumn Concert of Musica Orbium, directed by Patrick Wedd, will likewise celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten:

Gloriana Dances
Five Flower Songs
A Boy was Born

with the assistance of Concerto della Donna, directed by Iwan Edwards
Erik Reinart, organist

Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm.
St. George Anglican Church
1101 Stanley Street
Montreal (Metro Bonaventure)

Click here for more information and the opportunity of purchasing tickets online.

Prepare for the concert by reading about the pieces, checking out the texts and by listening to a number of online performances:


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 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)


McGill University Noon-Hour Organ Recital Series
The Wolff organ of Redpath Hall - Admission Free

Fridays from November 1 to December 6 at 12:30 pm


Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Cycle after Pentecost, Op. 56, No. 51

Mass of the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube] 

Offertory  [YouTube] 
Elevation [YouTube] 
Communion [YouTube] 
Fantasy on the Te Deum  [YouTube]
Click for the entire performance of L'Orgue mystique by Georges Delvallée.

Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

Follower of Rembrandt, The Unmerciful Servant, Wallace Collection, London, c.1660
Bach Cantatas for the 22nd Sunday after Trinity:
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknech / I, wretched man; I, slave of sin;  Cantata 55, with performances by Leonhardt, Leusink, Linde, Richter, and Jeffrey Thomas.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim? / What am I to make of you, Ephraim?, Cantata 89, with performances by Leonhardt, Leusink and Suzuki.

 Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit / Make yourself ready, my spirit, Cantata 115, with performances by Coin, Harnoncourt, Leusink, Richter and Rilling.