On 4/21, Easter Day, or The Sunday of the Resurrection, we begin the great journey of The Fifty Days of Easter. At the 8:00 am service, the music will feature Katie Hoyer singing two movements from Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958) “Five Mystical Songs”, texts by the seventeenth-century Welsh-born English poet and Anglican priest George Herbert (1593–1633). The St. Michael’s Choir leads the music at the 10:00 am Festival Eucharist, with music again by Horatio Parker and the return of Major’s “St. Michael’s Service” (composed for the 300th anniversary of our Church in 2014). The communion music will feature Sarah Hunter singing the final solo movement from Handel’s Messiah: “If God be for us, who can be against us?”.
We close this celebration with the great organ work “Toccata” from Charles-Marie Widor’s (1844–1937) Symphonie V for organ.
Please join us for any and all of these services. Sing heartily, pray quietly, and immerse yourself in the mysteries of the Church and her great musical tradition.
The final recital in the 2018–2019 Concert Series will be held on Sun 5/19 at 5:00 pm. Brink Bush, one of the leading interpreters of German Romantic organ music in the world today, will perform. All are welcome, so please bring a friend. A suggested donation of $10 will be collected at the door; thank you to series subscribers!
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