September 29, 2015

Fra Angelico, A Bishop Saint, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1420

Ye watchers and ye holy ones,
Bright seraphs, cherubim and thrones,
Raise the glad strain, Alleluia!
Virtues, archangels, angels’ choirs:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
                          - Athelstan Riley

Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels - Ordination and Installation of Mary Irwin-Gibson as Bishop of Montreal
7:00 pm Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers and members  of the choir of St. George Cathedral, Kingston

Prelude: Intrada, Op. 111a [Kiviniemi: YouTube], Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Setting: Gloucester Service, Richard Shephard (b. 1949)
Psalm: Psalm 103: 1-5, 20-22 [text], Michael Capon
This was specially written for the occasion. Michael is the D of M in Kingston where the Bishop-elect has been Dean for the past 6 years.
Following the sermon: O vivens fons [YouTube], Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Motet: Lord, I want to be a Christian [text], Afro/American arr. Wedd
Postlude: Final from Symphonie No. 1 [Sakari: YouTube],  Louis Vierne (1870-1937)