December 20, 2015

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 20, 2015

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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  on the Grand'orgue of the Church of the Trinity, Paris (Messiaen's organ), Olivier Latry on the Cavaillé-Coll organ of Notre Dame, Paris, and Simon Preston on the Harrison & Harrison organ of Westminster Abbey (Click on name.)


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

Click to go to A Programme of Readings and Carols for Christmas to be celebrated at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, December 20, at 4:00 pm.  Freewill offering.

The five 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.