December 21, 2014

Fra Angelico, The Annunciation, Convento di San Marco, Florence, 1430s

Then Mary said, "Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word [NRSV, Luke 1:38a].

The Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 21, 2014

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Patrick Wedd will perform Olivier Messiaen, La Nativité du Seigneur, on the 1980 Wilhelm organ of Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, December 20, at 4:30 pm. Admission free / voluntary contribution.

Click to read about La Nativité du Seigneur.

Messiaen's La Nativité du Seigneur performed by Jennifer Bate,  Olivier Latry, and Simon Preston (Click on name.)


Wenceslas Hollarl,Two cherubs dancing with a small boy, University of Toronto Digital Collection, 17th c.

Click to go to A Festival  of Lessons and Carols for Christmas to be celebrated at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, December 21, at 4:00 pm.  Freewill offering.

The six organ voluntaries for service are all In dulci jubilo.  Click to go to a collection of organ and choral versions of In dulci jubilo.


Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

Maître François, John the Baptist Preaching, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, c.1475-80

Bach Cantata for the 4th Sunday of Advent

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn! / Prepare the ways, prepare the path!, Cantata 132, with performances by Leonhardt, Leusink, Richter and Rilling.