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The Choir of The Church of the Advent

Mark Dwyer, Organist and Choirmaster
Ross Wood, D. Mus., Associate Organist and Choirmaster

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Choral Music archive - 2013-14

   
SEPTEMBER 2014

September 7 - The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost 
Pierre Certon: Messe “Sus le pont d’Avignon” 
Ola Gjeilo: Ubi caritas et amor
Thomas Tallis: A new commandment

September 14 - Holy Cross Day
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: Missa Brevis in G, “Sanctæ Crucis” op 151             
Roland de Lassus: Adoramus te, Christe                       
Marc’ Antonio Ingegneri: O bone Jesu

September 21 - St Matthew 
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa “O quam gloriosum”
Tomás Luis de Victoria: O quam gloriosum
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Estote fortes in bello

September 28 – The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
(The Full Choir returns)
Francisco Guerrero: Missa “de la Batalla Escoutez”
Anton Bruckner: Christus factus est, WAB 11
Thomas Tallis: O sacrum convivium

September 29 – St Michael & All Angels (Monday) 6:30 PM
Francis Jackson: Communion Service in G
William H. Harris: Faire is the heaven
Richard Dering: Factum est silentium

OCTOBER 2014

October 5 – The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
William Byrd: Mass for Four Voices
William Byrd: Ne irascaris, Domine
William Byrd: Civitas sancti tui

October 12 – The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
(Sopranos, Altos & Baritones)
Michael Haller: Missa Secunda, op 5, no 2
Gerald Near: This is the day
Jean-Baptiste Lallouette: O mysterium ineffabile

October 19 – The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa “Simile est regnum cœlorum”
Thomas Tallis: Mihi autem nimis
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: Meditabor, op 133, no 2

4:30 PM Organ Prelude Recital by Balint Karosi
5:00 PM Evensong & Benediction – St Luke
6:00 PM Light Supper & Talk
Paul Halley: Responses
Kenneth Leighton: Second Service, op 62
Thomas Tallis: Mihi autem nimis
Edward Elgar: The Spirit of the Lord (The Apostles, op 49)

October 26 – The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Josquin Desprez: Missa “L’homme armé” sexti toni
Paul Mealor: Ubi caritas et amor
Ola Gjeilo: Ubi caritas et amor

NOVEMBER 2014

November 2 – The Sunday in the Octave of All Saints
Jean Langlais: Messe Solennelle
Roland de Lassus: Justorum animæ
Charles Villiers Stanford: Justorum animæ

November 3 – All Souls Day (Monday) 6:30 PM
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa pro defunctis cum sex vocibus (1605)
Gregorian chant

November 8 – The Guild of All Souls Annual Requiem Mass (Saturday) 11:00 AM
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa pro defunctis cum sex vocibus (1605)
Gregorian chant

November 9– The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
(The Parish Choir)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa Brevis
Stanley Marchant: Judge eternal, throned in splendor
Giovanni Croce: O sacrum convivium

November 16 – The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Filipe de Magalhães: Missa “Dilectus meus”
Johannes Brahms: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, op 29, no 1
Filipe de Magalhães: Commissa mea pavesco

4:30 PM Organ Prelude Recital by Simon Jacobs
5:00 PM Evensong & Benediction
6:00 PM Light Supper & Talk
William Smith of Durham: Responses
Herbert Sumsion: Evening Canticles in G
Filipe de Magalhães: Commissa mea pavesco
Johannes Brahms: Laß dich nur nichts nicht dauren, op 30

November 23 – Christ the King
(Orchestra)
Franz Schubert: Messe in G, D 167, for chorus, soli, & orchestra
George Frederick Handel: Zadok the Priest, HWV 258
Andreas Hammerschmidt: Machet die Tore weit
George Frederick Handel: Te Deum in D Major, HWV 280 (Queen Caroline)

November 30 – The First Sunday of Advent: The Feast of Title & Dedication
John Sheppard: Paschal Kyrie
John Sheppard: Cantate Mass
Edward C. Bairstow: Blessed city, heavenly Salem
William Byrd: Vigilate, vigilate

4:30 PM Organ Prelude Recital by Thomas Sheehan
5:00 PM A Service of Lessons & Carols for Advent Sunday
6:15 PM Gala Reception (no talk)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Matin & Vesper Responsories
Andreas Hammerschmidt: Machet die Tore weit
Boris Ord: Adam lay ybounden
Francis Poulenc:  Sanctus (Messe en Sol Majeur, FP 89)
William Byrd: Vigilate, vigilate
Johannes Brahms: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, op 29, no 1
Colin Britt: There is no rose
Ludwig Senfl: Ave Maria (virgo serena)

DECEMBER 2014

December 7 – The Second Sunday of Advent
Claudio Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci da cappella (1651)
Thomas Crecquillon: Johannes est nomen ejus

December 14 – The Third Sunday of Advent (“Gaudete”)
Richard Rodney Bennett: Missa Brevis
Orlando Gibbons: This is the record of John
Charles-Marie Widor: Tantum ergo sacramentum, op 18, no 1

December 21 – The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Healey Willan: Missa Brevis IV, “Corde natus ex parentis”
Colin Britt: There is no rose
John Taverner: Ave Maria

December 24 – Christmas Eve (Wednesday) 10:15 pm, Prelude by The Advent Choir; 11:00 pm, Procession & Solemn Mass 
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa “Papæ Marcelli”
Roland de Lassus: Resonet in laudibus
Morten Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium

December 25  –  Christmas Day (Thursday) Sung Mass & Hymns at 11:00 AM 
(Organ) 
* Healey Willan: Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena
to be sung by the congregation

December 28 –Holy Innocents (Sunday)
* Healey Willan: Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena
to be sung by the congregation

December 31, New Year's Eve (Wednesday) – 5:00 PM, A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols by Candlelight
arr Ward Swingle: Audete, gaudete!
Richard Webster: Adam lay y-bounden
Jonathan Dove: Welcome, all wonders in one sight!
William Mathias:  Sir Christémas (Ave Rex, op 45)
H. Walford Davies: O little town of Bethlehem
Roland de Lassus: Resonet in laudibus
Morten Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Slava v vïshnikh Bogu, op 37, no 7
Rodney Lister: Nativitie
arr David Willcocks: Ding, dong, merrily on high

JANUARY 2015

January 4 – The Second Sunday after Christmas
Andrea Gabrieli: Missa Brevis
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Slava v vïshnikh Bogu, op 37, no 7
arr David Willcocks: Rocking

January 6 – The Epiphany (Tuesday) 6:30 PM
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa “O magnum mysterium”
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Magi viderunt stellam
Tomás Luis de Victoria: O magnum mysterium

January 11 – The Baptism of our Lord
Francisco Guerrero: Missa “Simile est regnum cœlorum”
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Sicut cervus desiderat
Peter Hallock: Jesus autem hodie (The Baptism of Jesus)

January 18 – The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Annual Meeting at 10:00 AM, Solemn Mass at 11:15 AM
Adrian Batten: A Short Communion Service
Henry Purcell: O God, thou art my God, Z 35
William Byrd: Praise our Lord, all ye Gentiles

4:30 PM Organ Prelude Recital by Jonathan Wessler
5:00 PM Evensong & Benediction – St Peter
6:00 PM Light Supper & Talk
(Viol Consort)
William Byrd: Responses
William Byrd: Second Service
William Byrd: Praise our Lord, all ye Gentiles
William Byrd: Tu es pastor ovium

January 25 – The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Solemn Pontifical Mass
Richard Rodney Bennett: Missa Brevis
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Ecce Sacerdos magnus qui in diebus illis
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Magnus Sanctus Paulus (à 8) 
Adrian Willært: Sancte Paule Apostole         

FEBRUARY 2015

February 1 (Sunday) – The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple (“Candlemas”)
Cristóbal de Morales: Missa de Beata Virgine
Edward Woodall Naylor: Nunc dimittis in A for Double Choir
Thomas Tallis: Videte miraculum
Anton Bruckner: Ave Maria, gratia plena, WAB 6

February 8 – The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Edward C. Bairstow: Communion Service in D
Josquin Desprez: Magnus es tu Domine
Josquin Desprez: Tu pauperum refugium

February 15 – The Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Francis Poulenc: Messe en Sol Majeur, FP 89
Morten Lauridsen: O nata lux de lumine
Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine, op 11

4:30 PM Organ Prelude Recital by Michael Murray
5:00 PM Evensong & Benediction
6:00 PM Light Supper & Talk
Responses: Bernard Rose
Edward Woodall Naylor: Evening Canticles in A for Double Choir
Thomas Tallis: O nata lux de lumine
Morten Lauridsen: O nata lux de lumine

February 18 – Ash Wednesday (6:30 PM)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa “Emendemus in melius”
William Byrd: Emendemus in melius
Cristóbal de Morales: Emendemus in melius
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus

February 22 – The First Sunday in Lent
Francisco Guerrero: Missa “de la Batalla Escoutez”
Francisco Guerrero: Hei mihi, Domine
Alonso Lobo: Versa est in luctum

MARCH 2015

March 1 – The Second Sunday in Lent
(The Boys from St. Paul’s Choir School, Harvard Square)
Gary Davison: Hardwick Mass
John Ireland: Ex ore innocentium
Arthur Wills: Ave verum corpus

March 8 – The Third Sunday in Lent
Clemens non Papa: Missa “Gaude lux Donatiane”
Clemens non Papa: Peccantem me quotidie

March 15 – The Fourth Sunday in Lent (“Lætare”)
Francis Poulenc:  Messe en sol majeur, FP 89
Pierre Villette:  Attende Domine, op 45
Pierre Villette: O salutaris hostia, op 21

4:30 PM Organ Prelude Recital by Jonathan Ortloff
5:00 PM Evensong and Benediction (The Parish Choir)
6:00 PM Supper and Talk
Healey Willan: Evening Service in E-flat
Richard Ayleward: Responses
Henry Ley: A Prayer of Henry VI
William Byrd: Ave verum corpus

March 22 – The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Philippe de Monte: Missa “Aspice Domine”
Philippe de Monte: Peccantem me quotidie
Sebastián de Vivanco: Quis dabit capiti meo aquam

March 29 – The Sunday of the Passion or “Palm” Sunday
Josquin Desprez: Missa “Pange lingua”
Frei Manuel Cardoso: Turbæ quæ præcedebant
Antonio Lotti: Crucifixus à 8
Giovanni Maria Nanino: Adoramus te, Christe

APRIL 2015

April 1 (Wednesday in Holy Week) 7:00 PM – Tenebræ
Gregorian chant
Sebastián de Vivanco: Quis dabit capiti meo aquam
Antonio Lotti: Crucifixus à 8
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Vere languores nostros

April 2, 6:30 PM – Maundy Thursday
Josquin Desprez: Missa “Pange lingua”
Peter Philips: Ave verum corpus
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Vere languores nostros

April 3, 6:30 PM – Good Friday
Gregorian chant
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Reproaches
Herbert Howells: Salvator mundi

April 4, 6:30 PM – (Holy Saturday) The Great Vigil of Easter
Zoltán Kodály: Missa Brevis
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Sicut cervus desiderat
Peter Philips: Christus resurgens a mortuis
Peter Philips: Surgens Jesus Dominus noster

April 5 – Easter Day
Zoltán Kodály: Missa Brevis
Peter Philips: Christus resurgens a mortuis
Peter Philips: Surgens Jesus Dominus noster

April 12 – The Second Sunday of Easter
(The Parish Choir)
* Healey Willan: Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena
Roland de Lassus: Regina cœli à 4
Felice Anerio: Angelus autem Domini
*to be sung by the congregation

April 19 – The Third Sunday of Easter
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa “O quam gloriosum”
Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine, op 11
Morten Lauridsen: O nata lux de lumine

4:30 PM Organ Prelude Recital by Helen Ward Mannix
5:00 PM Evensong and Benediction
6:00 PM Supper and Talk
Herbert Howells: The Sarum Service
Bernard Rose: Responses
Peter Philips: Surgens Jesus Dominus noster
Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine, op 11

April 26 – The Fourth Sunday of Easter
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: Missa Brevis in E-flat, op 109 “Cantus Missæ”
Jean L’Héritier: Surrexit pastor bonus
Maurice Duruflé: Tantum ergo sacramentum

Ken Cowan, International Concert Organist
Sunday, April 26, 4:00 PM

Ken Cowan is one of North America’s finest concert organists.  Praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, recent feature performances have included appearances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa California, Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall, Spivey Hall, and Walt Disney Concert Hall, as well as concerts in Germany and Korea. Ken will play a full program on the Advent Organ. Suggested donation at the door: $15 / $10

MAY 2015

May 3 – The Fifth Sunday of Easter
(Sopranos & Altos)
H. David Hogan: Missa Brevis
Maurice Duruflé: Tota pulchra es, Maria
Francis Poulenc: Ave verum corpus, FP 184

Spring  Choral Concert: “Francophilia II”
Friday, May 8, 8:00 PM
The Advent Choir presents music of the Franco-Flemish school including the Missa “Pange lingua” of Josquin Desprez, as well as the Mass in G Major by Francis Poulenc and the beloved Four Motets of Maurice Duruflé. Gala Reception to follow. Suggested donation at the door: $15 / $10

May 10 – The Sixth Sunday of Easter (“Rogation”)
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla: Missa “Ego flos campi”
Clemens non Papa: Ego flos campi
Josquin Desprez: Ave Maria, gratia plena
Josquin Desprez: El Grillo (Madrigal in the Garden)

May 14, Thursday, 6:30 PM – The Ascension
Andrea Gabrieli: Missa Brevis
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Antiphon (Five Mystical Songs)
Luca Marenzio: O rex gloriæ

May 17 – The Seventh Sunday of Easter
(Tenors & Basses)
Kevin Allen: Missa “Rex genitor”
Jakob Handl: Confirma hoc Deus
Tomás Luis de Victoria: O sacrum convivium

May 24 – Pentecost (“Whitsunday”)
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa “Dum complerentur”
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes
Sebastián de Vivanco: O quam suavis est

May 31 – Trinity Sunday
Frank Martin: Mass for Double Choir
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: O beata et gloriosa Trinitas
Gregorian chant & Handbells: Te Deum laudamus

JUNE 2015

June 4, Thursday, 6:30 PM – Corpus Christi
William Byrd: Mass for Five Voices
William Byrd: Cibavit eos
William Byrd: Ave verum corpus
William Byrd: Ego sum panis vivus

 

Summer Services
During the summer months, a reduced choir of professional singers sings for the 11:15 am Solemn High Mass every Sunday, except for a four-week hiatus on July 19th and 26th, and August 2nd and 9th, which will be sung by a cantor with a congregational mass setting. The Full Choir returns on Sunday, September 27th.

Visiting Choir
On Sunday July 12th, we are pleased to welcome the Choir of Sidney Sussex College, from the University of Cambridge in England. Under the direction of conductor-scholar David Skinner, The Choir is a major focus of College life, and during term time the Choir has a regular commitment in the Chapel to Choral Evensong on Fridays and Sundays and Latin Choral Vespers on Wednesdays. Annual performance tours abroad take place during the vacations, most recently to the USA and Dubai.

 

All the above services are at 11:15 AM on Sundays and are sung by The Choir of The Church of the Advent unless otherwise indicated.

* to be sung by the congregation

Recordings by the Choir