W.T. Blandford-Fletcher, The Widow's Mite, Worcester City Museums,
A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny [NRSV, Mark 12:42].
Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
24th Sunday after Pentecost
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The Christ Church Cathedral Choirs annual fundraising concert this year on Friday, November 6, 2015 features:
Splendeurs de la tradition anglaise : A pilgrimage through five centuries of English choral music
An evening of choral music that will take you on a journey from the Middle Ages to the present-day.
Christ Church Cathedral Singers, dir. Patrick Wedd; with guest organists Adrian Foster and Robert Hamilton.
Friday, November 6th, at 7:30 p.m.
Christ Church Cathedral
635 St. Catherine Street West (between Robert-Bourassa and Union) (McGill Metro)
$35 adult; $25 seniors; $15 students; includes post-concert wine and cheese reception.
Information: (514) 843-6577, local 236
Tickets are available at the door and at the following locations:
The Word, 469 Milton Street
The Cathedral Office, 1444 Union Avenue
Medieval: Perspice Christicola
Thomas Tallis (1505-85), Lamentations of Jeremiah
William Byrd (c.1540-1623), Mass for Five Voices
Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623), When David Heard
Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656), When David Heard
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625), O Clap your Hands
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), O taste and see
Anglican Chant, Psalm 23
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924), The 23rd Psalm
Herbert Howells (1892-1983), Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis “Collegium Regale”
John Tavener (1944-2013), The Lord’s Prayer
Jonathan Dove (b. 1959), Ecce beatam Lucem
Jonathan Dove, Run shepherds, run
By way of preparation listen online:
William Byrd (c.1540-1623), Mass for Five Voices performed by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Philip Ledger conducting [musicMe]
Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623), When David Heard, performed by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury conducting [text] [musicMe]
Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656), When David Heard, When David Heard, performed by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury conducting [text] [musicMe]
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), O taste and see, performed by the The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter conducting [text/YouTube]
Easter Hymn, performed by The Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra with the Pacific Chorale Honor Choir, Robert Istad conducting [text] [YouTube]
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924), The 23rd Psalm performed by the Magdalen College Choir, Oxford, John Harper conducting [text] [YouTube]
Herbert Howells (1892-1983), Magnificat “Collegium Regale.” Performed by the Men and Boys of the Grace Cathedral Choir, San Francisco, Benjamin Bachmann conducting [YouTube] and Nunc Dimittis “Collegium Regale” [YouTube]
Jonathan Dove (b. 1959), Ecce beatam Lucem, performed by the Choir of New College, Oxford, Edward Higginbottom conducting [text] [New College: BNQ; BM] (info)
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Stravinsky / Bruckner
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Bruckner, E Minor Mass
With Wind Ensemble
Sunday November 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
1201, de la Visitation
Regular Tickets: $35
Seniors, Students, Unemployed: $25
The body’s breath is the very basis of singing; so is it the foundation for brass and woodwind instruments. It is not surprising, then, that composers have found that choral and wind sonorities are naturally compatible.We are pleased to present two classic Mass settings, one romantic and one more modern. It is fortunate that both Bruckner and Stravinsky, each prolific composers in many styles, devoted much of their creativity to choral music; the great E-minor setting of Bruckner is a fine example of his rich romanticism, while Stravinsky’s neo-classic Mass of 1948 eschews any excess in favour of clarity and colour. We complement them with several of each composer’s unac
companied motets. In this way we present an evening of rarely heard masterpieces born on the very breath of life.
By way of preparation , listen free online:
Igor Stravinsky, Messe pour chœur mixte et double quintette à vents performed by SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and the Ensemble intercontemporain, George Benjamin, direction [YouTube]
Anton Bruckner, Mass in e-minor, performed by the Bavarian Radio Chorus, Bavarian Symphony Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Winds [musicMe]
McGill University 12:30 Noon-Hour Organ Recital Series
The Wolff organ of Redpath Hall - Admission Free
November 5, Mark MacDonald
Bernardo Strozzi, The Tribute Money, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 1630-35
Bach Cantatas for the 23rd Sunday after Trinity:
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht! / False world, I do not trust you!, Cantata 52, with performances conducted by Leonhardt, Leusink, Rilling and Ristenpart.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott / Happy is the man, who to his God, Cantata 139, with performances conducted by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink, Richter and Rilling.