Rembrandt van Rijn, Baptism of the Eunuch, Het Catharijne Convent, Utrecht, 1626
He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him [Acts 8:38].
Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Fifth Sunday of Easter
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1) The Music Programme Homepage
Catherine St-Arnaud Julien LeBlanc
Catherine St-Arnaud, professional soprano in The Cathedral Singers, accompanied by Julien LeBlanc, pianist, will present a concert this coming Saturday, May 2, at 4:30 pm, at Christ Church Cathedral. Admission free / Voluntary donation.
It will be a concert that travels among the beauties of European vocal music. Music from Handel, Mozart, Strauss, Schoenberg and Poulenc.
Morgen [Auger: YouTube], Richard Strauss
The Choral music for this coming Sunday is entirely the work of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Listen to a number of versions of Sicut Cervus.
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Click to read about Palestrina in Wikipedia.
Sicut Cervus [text]:
Cappella Musicale della Basilica di San Marco, Milano; Giovanni Viannini conducting [YouTube]
Sexteto Cantabile, Betty Rodríguez conducting [YouTube]
Voices of Ascension, Dennis Keene conducting [listen]
London Pro Cantione Antiqua, Bruno Turner conducting [musicMe]
Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Easter Cycle, Op. 56: Nos. 21
Performance on the 4-manual 1890 Cavaillé-Coll organ of the former Abbey of Saint-Ouen, Rouen
Mass of the 4th Sunday after Easter
Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Alleluiatic Fresco [YouTube]
Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.
Bach Cantatas for Cantate [Fifth Sunday of Easter]:
Anthony van Dyck, Descent of the Holy Spirit, Academy of Arts, Petrograd, c.1620
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe / It is good for you that I should go away, Cantata 108, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt,Leusink and Richter.