March 26, 2017

L'Oasis Musicale: Concerts at the Cathedral and at St George's


Musica Orbium: Birds and Bees, concert April 2, 2017

Preparation: Lyrics and performances by a variety of artists

El Greco, The Annunciation, Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan, c. 1590-1603

And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus [Luke 1:31]

The Fourth Sunday in Lent
The Annunciation of the Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
Women of the Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 [YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)  
Setting: Messe in f, Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Introit: Tota pulchra es [YouTube], Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)  
Motet: There is no rose [text] [YouTube],  Benjamin Britten (1913-76)
Postlude: Fugue on the Magnificat, BWV 733 [listen], Johann Sebastian Bach  

12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale

Prélude : Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 699 [YouTube],  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)  
Ordinaire :  Messe in f, Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Introït :  Rorate caeli [texte] [écoutez], Plain-chant, ton 1

Motet : Ave Maria [texte] [YouTube], Plain-chant, ton 1

Postlude :  Meine Seele erhebet den Herren, Magnificat, BWV 648 [écoutez], Johann Sebastian Bach

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers
(For live streaming via Radio Ville Marie, click here)

Prelude: Siciliano [Flute and harpsicord sonata], BWV 1033 [YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)  

Introit: Adoramus te, Christe [text] [YouTube], Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

Preces and Responses: David Terry (b. 1975)

Psalm: 4, William Morley

Canticles: St. David’s Service, Simon Lole (b. 1957)

Anthem: In pace [text] [YouTube], Orlando de Lasso

Postlude: Prelude and fugue in e, BWV 533 [listen], Johann Sebastian Bach