Check out the new playlist on our Grace Cathedral Music Spotify channel to enjoy a taste of the choir’s upcoming performances in the cathedral.
Entitled Requiems 2017, the playlist contains portions of the two Requiems that we are singing in the next several weeks. This Thursday, we’ll sing Psalm 121, I will lift up my eyes, from the Requiem of Herbert Howells. Howells wrote this Requiem to the memory of his only son, Michael, who died of polio in 1935 at the age of nine.
This week we also celebrate with the joyful music of Monteverdi, the important composer from St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice, whose music helped usher in the Baroque period. Included, in addition, is the great Mozart Requiem, which the choir will sing at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 12. As you listen, note some of the similarities between Monteverdi and Mozart. Surely the latter had heard the former’s music!
Hear the choirs of Grace Cathedral at the following services:
26 October, Thursday
5:15 p.m. Choral Evensong • Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys
Canticles: Magnificat & Nunc dimittis “Collegium Regale” – Herbert Howells
The Responses: William Smith
Psalm 91 – H. Walford Davies
Psalm 121 from Requiem – Herbert Howells
Hymns: 38, 483
29 October, Sunday
11 a.m. The Holy Eucharist • Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys
Service: Mass for four voices – Claudio Monteverdi
Introit: Psalm 91 – H. Walford Davies
Psalm 1 – Bruce Neswick
Beatus vir – Claudio Monteverdi
Cantate Domino – Claudio Monteverdi
Hymns: 505, 517, 609
3 p.m. Choral Evensong • Cathedral Camerata
Canticles: Magnificat & Nunc dimittis in A – Herbert Sumsion
The Responses: Benjamin Bachmann
Psalm 141 – Daniel Pinkham
Gentle words – Shaker tune
Hymns: 379, 665
See the complete list of music to be sung by the Choir of Men and Boys and Camerata for this season.