December 10, 2017

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

The annual sing-along
Handel’s Messiah:
Christ Church Cathedral, Saturday,
December 9, 4:30 pm
Admission free, scores available

El Greco, St. John the Baptist, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, c.1600

Now John was clothed with camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey [NRSV, Mark 1:6].

The Second Sunday of Advent

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Sleepers Wake, BWV 645 [listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)  
Setting:  Missa brevis 2, for Advent [YouTube], Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Introit: Come I pray thee [text] [YouTube], W.H. Anderson (1882-1955)   
Motet: Never weather-beaten Saile [text]  [YouTube],  Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
Postlude: “Sleepers wake!” Joseph Ahrens (1904-97)  

12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale

Prélude :  Un rejeton fidèle (Es ist ein Ros entsprungen) [écoutez], Johannes Brahms (1833-97)     
Ordinaire :  Missa XVII Adventus et Quadragesimae  [YouTube], Plain-chant

Introït :  Venez, Divin Messie [texte/YouTube], Français, 16e siècle

Motet :  Un rejeton fidèle, [texte], Cologne, 1599

Postlude :  Un rejeton fidèle, Albert Thate (1903-82)

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

Prelude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 [listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Introit: Come I pray thee [text] [YouTube], W.H. Anderson (1882-1955)

Preces: Plainsong

Psalm: 119, parts 13-14, Tones 4.4,2.1

Magnificat: Antiphon: O Sapientia [text], Tone 2.4

Nunc dimittis: Antiphon: Preserve us [text], Tone 3.5

Anthem: Never weather-beaten Saile [text]  [YouTube], Thomas Campion (1567-1620)

Postlude: Gottes Sohn ist kommen, BWV 600 [listen],
Herr Christ, der ein’geGottessohn, BWV 601 [listen],
Lob se idem allmächtigen Gott, BWV 602 [listen],                           
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)