September 27, 2015

Fritz Eichenberg, The Peaceable Kingdom
"Be at peace with one another [NRSV, Mark 9:50b]."

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
18th Sunday after Pentecost
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This coming Sunday the music of Francis Jackson is featured at Choral Evensong,

Click to go to a YouTube playlist featuring 18 of Jackson pieces.

The Naxos Music Library features a recording of Jackson’s choral music for free online listening.  Check with your librarian.  Cardholders of the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec ready to open their account (dossier) online will go directly to the recording by clicking here: [BNQ].  Cardholders of Les Bibliothèques de Montréal click here: [BM]

Works on this recording composed by Francis Jackson, performed by the Exon singers, David Bednall, organ; Matthew Owens conducting:


Every Year the Province of Quebec, on the last weekend of September, sponsors Les Journées de la culture, this year on Friday through Sunday, September 25-27.

Christ Church Cathedral is participating with numerous activities.  All are free but donations are always welcome.

Scan down for musical activities at the Cathedral.  Click here for a complete list of Cathedral activities.

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Friday, September 25, 1:00 pm - 1:30pm: Organ Recital by Patrick Wedd


Toccata und Fuge in d, BWV 565 [Kibbie: listen], J S Bach (1685-1750
Water Music, G F Handel (1685-1759)
            Overture (Largo/Allegro) [YouTube]
            Air [Charles: YouTube]
            Hornpipe [Bish: YouTube]
Pavane [Olsen: YouTube], Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Toccata (Symphonie 5) [Hohman: YouTube], Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Discover the magnificent 1980 Wilhelm organ with a demonstration by internationally renowned organist Patrick Wedd assisted by Adrian Foster and Alex Ross, as well as an opportunity to play the instrument yourself.
Friday, September 25, 1:30 - 3:00 pm: - Organ demonstration and Workshop

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Friday, September 25, 5:15 pm - 5:45 pm:  Evensong, Gregorian Chant

Friday, September 25, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Gregorian Chant Workshop

Immerse yourself in the music of the monks with a workshop and demonstration of Gregorian chant, practised in the Christian Church for over 1000 years.
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Friday, September 25. 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Handbell ringing workshop

Try your hand at the Anglican practice of ringing changes (peals) on handbells and hear a demonstration by the cathedral bell-ringing ensemble, led by The Very Reverend Paul Kennington, Dean of Montreal.
Friday, September 25, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Three short evening concerts
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Music from Armenia
The Melody Ensemble of the Tekeyan Cultural Association presents Armenian Medieval Hymns and Music with the participation of: Aida Karibian, voice: Joseph Hafner, cello; Sam Keuchguerian, organ/piano
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Classical acoustic guitarist
Jonathan Stuchbery performs classical guitar music from Latin America
9:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Flute ensemble
A concert of music by 1, 2, and 3 flutes featuring Cécile Poirier, Benjamin Stuchbery and Jonathan Bailey, flutes.

Saturday, September 26, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm:  L’Oasis Musicale goes to the Movies

Sit back and enjoy a wonderful concert of well-known themes from the movies including  A Room with a View, The Passion of Augustine, The Deer Hunter, Yentl and more.
Join in singing your favourite movie themes! Popcorn and soft drinks reception after the concert.
Featuring  Alexandre Solopov, piano; Patrick Wedd, organ; Audrée Leduc, violin; Jonathan Stuchbery, guitar; Catherine St-Arnaud, soprano; Jonathan Bailey, flute


Sunday, September 27, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm:  Choral Evensong with the Cathedral Choirs

Experience the fine Anglican Choral tradition, a jewel of the Anglican church dating back to the Reformation of 1549. Listen to sublime music and join with the Cathedral choir to sing hymns. Join us afterwards for English Tea on the Cathedral Lawn!

Click to go to free organ recitals at Saint Joseph Oratory (Sundays at 3:30pm)

Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Cycle after Pentecost, Op. 56, No. 45.

Mass of the 18th Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube]
Alleluiatic Choral No. 3  [YouTube]

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

Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

Illustrator of Petrus Comestor's 'Bible Historiale,' The  Man with Dropsy and the Ox, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 1372

Bach Cantatas for the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity:

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Wer sich selbst erhöhet / Who exalts himself, Cantata 47, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Kuijken, Leusink and Rilling.   

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost / Ah, dear Christians, be consoled, Cantata 114, with performances by Gardiner, Leonhardt, Leusink and Rilling.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens / Bring to the Lord the glory of his name, Cantata 148, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink, Richter, Rilling and Suzuki.