Music for Holy Week 2018

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The music for Holy Week at Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento, California

Tuesday, March 27th at 7:30 pm – The Solemn Office of Tenebrae, Sung by RESURREXIT

Psalms 69, 70, 74, 63, 90, 143, 150 – plainsong
Seniores Populi – Tomas Luis de Victoria
Animam meam dilectam – Tomas Luis de Victoria
O Vos Omnes – Carlo Gesualdo di Venosa
Christus factus est – Felice Anerio
Benedictus Dominus Deus – fauxbourdon by Jacob Handl

Maundy Thursday, March 29th at 7:30 pm – Music sung by the CELEBRATION CHOIR

Setting: Mass of the Saints & Angels – Stephen R. Janco

  • At the footwashing: So you must do – Marty Haugen
  • Offertory Anthem: Take and Eat this bread – Frances Patrick O’Brien
  • Fraction Anthem: Valediction (O wheat, whose crushing) – Isaac Everett
  • At the stripping of the altar: Stay here and keep watch – Jacques Berthier

The Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday, March 30th at 7:30 pm – Music sung by the CATHEDRAL CHOIR, accompanied by a string and woodwind ensemble

  • Organ Voluntary: Two settings of “O Sacred head” J. S. Bach & Max Reger
  • Psalm 22 – Anglican chant by Samuel Wesley
  • Christe, du Lamm Gottes – Felix Mendelssohn
  • Ave Verum Corpus – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Great Vigil of Easter, March 31st at 7:30 pm – Music sung by the Cathedral Choir

  • The Song of the three young men (Benedictus es) – Peter R. Hallock
  • A Song of Moses – plainsong tone viii, fauxbourdon adapted by David Link
  • The First Song of Isaiah – Peter R. Hallock
  • Cantate Domino – Giuseppe Pitoni
  • Offertory motet: Surgens Jesus – Peter Philips
  • Organ Voluntary: Canzona Ariosa – Andrea Gabrieli

Easter Day, April 1st at 7:30 & 11:15 am – Music sung by the CATHEDRAL CHOIR

  • Setting: Richard Proulx & Gerald Near
  • Organ Voluntary: Choral in E major – Joseph Jongen
  • Offertory Anthem: Jesus Christ is Risen today – Alan Hovhaness
  • Organ Voluntary: Pim’s Toccata (on two Easter Hymns) – Alan J Wilson

Easter Day, April 1st at 9:00 am – Music sung by the CELEBRATION CHOIR

  • Setting: Richard Proulx & Gerald Near
  • Organ Voluntary: Choral in E major – Joseph Jongen
  • Offertory Anthem: ¡Aleluya! Cristo resucito – arranged by Nathan Zullinger
  • Organ Voluntary: Pim’s Toccata (on two Easter Hymns) – Alan J Wilson

The Trinity Cathedral Choir, Celebration Choir, and Resurrexit. Canon David Link, Director of Music/organist & choirmaster

 

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The Thirty-first Annual Diocesan Choir Festival

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All singers are cordially invited participate in the Thirty-first Annual Diocesan Choir Festival, to be held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento on Saturday, January 27th, 2018!

Trinity Cathedral’s own Canon David Link will be the conductor of the festival. Assisting from the organ will be Dr Ryan Enright, accompanist for the Sacramento Choral Society, and the distinguished organist of St John’s Lutheran Church in Sacramento. 
 
A registration and information form may be downloaded below. It includes ordering information for the music to be sung during the day. For this year’s festival I have selected music which should appeal to choirs of all sizes and ability levels. The beautiful anthem “My Eyes for Beauty Pine” by Herbert Howells, can be sung either in unision or four parts, and is a worthy addition to your choir library.
We hope that you will join us for this years festival. It is always a very enjoyable day, spending time with our fellow choir singers from around the Diocese, and concluding with a festive Evensong service at the end of the day!
 
Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions!
Canon David Link

Once in Royal David’s City…

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From the opening notes of the familiar Christmas hymn, a musical carol tradition going back over a hundred years begins. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was made famous by the chapel choir of King’s College, Cambridge, England, and heard by millions around the world through their annual broadcast.  But the service had humble beginnings at Cornwall’s Truro Cathedral back in 1880.

The story of Jesus’ birth is told through nine biblical readings, beginning with the fall of humankind, continuing with the prophets of Israel, and culminating with the story of that night so long ago.  Each lesson is followed by a carol or hymn highlighting the reading, some sung by the Cathedral Choirs, and some with the congregation joining in.

At Trinity Cathedral, we have been presenting the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for over twenty-five years. We invite you to join us for this beautiful and simple service, with music by the Cathedral Choir, Cathedral Choristers, and guests from the Sacramento Children’s Chorus. We will hear music by Michael Praetorius, David Willcocks, Francis Poulenc, Gustav Holst, and more! The Cathedral Choir is conducted by Canon David Link, Director of Music/Organist & Choirmaster, and the Choristers are led by Ms Kamilyn Davis.

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will take place on Saturday, December 17th at 7:30 pm. Trinity Cathedral is located at 2620 Capitol Avenue at 27th Street in midtown Sacramento. A reception will follow in the Great Hall.

http://www.trinitycathedral.org

Christmas Eve music at the Cathedral

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Please join us for one or more of our Christmas Eve services!
3:00 pm Holy Eucharist & Christmas Pageant for families with young children Music sung by the Cathedral Choristers directed by Kamilyn Davis, with guest choristers from St Michael’s Episcopal Day School.

5:00 pm Holy Eucharist & Christmas Pageant for families
Music sung by the Celebration Choir including “Star Carol” John Rutter, and “A Stable Lamp is lighted” Marty Haugen, guest flutist Jan Luoma.

8:00 pm Solemn High Mass
Music by the Cathedral Choir including “Psallite, Unigenito” by Michael Praetorius, and the congregation will join in singing the “German Mass” by Franz Schubert.

10:30 pm “Christmas Day” concert by the Cathedral Choir
Prelude on “In Dulci Jubilo” Marcel Dupre
“Psallite, Unigenito” Michael Praetorius
“Christ the Appletree” Stanford Scriven
“Christmas Day” (Fantasy on Old Carols) Gustav Holst
“Pastorella” (Pastoral Symphony) BWV 590 J. S. Bach

11:00 pm Festive Midnight Mass
The Cathedral Choir will sing the “Missa ad Praesepe” (Mass at the Crib) by George Malcolm, and “O Magnum Mysterium” by Francis Poulenc. Organ voluntary: Fantasia on “In Dulci Jubilo” J. S. Bach.

The Trinity Cathedral Choir and Celebration Choir, Canon David Link, Director of Music/organist & choirmaster

Music for Holy Week 2016 at Trinity Cathedral

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 Palm Sunday/The Sunday of the Passion, March 20

  • 9:00 am – Music sung by the Cathedral Choristers and Celebration Choir including the anthem “Passion Meditation” (Vocalise) by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
  • 11:15 am – Music sung by the Cathedral Choir including the anthem “Let this mind be in you” by Lee Hoiby.

Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 pm

  • The Solemn Office of Tenebrae – Music sung by Resurrexit including “Tenebrae Responsories” by Tomás Luis de Victoria, and music by Jacob Handl and Felice Anerio.

Maundy Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 pm

  • Maundy Thursday Eucharist – Music by the Celebration Choir, including the anthem ”Wash their feet” by Pepper Choplin.

Good Friday, March 25 at 7:30 pm

  • Good Friday Liturgy and Communion from the Reserved Sacrament – Music by the Cathedral Choir including “A Litany” (Drop, drop, slow tears) by William Walton, and “Jesu dulcis memoria” by Tomàs Luis de Victoria.

Holy Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 pm

  • The Great Vigil of Easter – Music by the Cathedral Choir including the anthems “Alleluia” by Andrea Gabrieli, “Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem” by Charles V. Stanford, and other music by Peter Hallock and Giuseppe Pitoni.

Easter Sunday, March 27

  • 7:30 am Eucharist – Music by members of the Cathedral Choir, including the anthem “Alleluia” by Andrea Gabrieli.
  • 9:00 am Eucharist – Music by the Celebration Choir including the anthem “The Tomb Stands Empty” by Craig Courtney.
  • 11:15 am Eucharist – Music by the Cathedral Choir including the anthem“Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem” by Charles V. Stanford, and organ music by Andrea Gabrieli and Alan Wilson.

The Trinity Cathedral Choir, Resurrexit, and Celebration Choir. Canon David Link, Director of Music/organist & choirmaster.The Cathedral Choristers, Ms Kamilyn Davis, Director.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Avenue at 27th Street in mid-town Sacramento. http://www.trinitycathedral.org

Choral Evensong for Lent this Thursday

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Thursday, March 3rd at 6:00 pm

Please join the Trinity Cathedral Choir for our Lenten service of Choral Evensong. Music will include:
Introit: The duteous day now closeth – J. S. Bach
Preces & Responses – John Sanders
Psalm 22 – Anglican chant by Samuel Wesley
Canticles: plainsong with fauxbourdons by Thomas Morley
Anthem: Wondrous Love – Early American arranged Paul Christiansen                             Organ Voluntary: “O Lamm Gottes unschuldig” BWV 1095 – J. S. Bach

Choral Evensong is a lovely way to finish a busy and noise-filled day, with beautiful music, readings, and prayers.

The Trinity Cathedral Choir – Canon David Link, Director of Music/organist & choirmaster

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Avenue at 27th Street in mid-town Sacramento.

http://www.trinitycathedral.org

 

Choral Evensong and Candlemas Procession

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Celebrated since the fourth century, the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord, commemorates the journey of Jesus family to the temple, forty days after his birth, according to Jewish custom. St Luke recounts their encounter with the elderly Simeon, who tells Mary and Joseph that their son is the “light to lighten the gentiles, and glory of his people Israel.” For hundreds of years, a candle-lit procession symbolizing that “light” became a part of the celebration, and the feast has come to be known in many places as “Candlemas.”
 
This Thursday, January 28th at 6:00 pm, the Trinity Cathedral Choir will sing our monthly service of Choral Evensong, preceded by a Candlemas procession from the Cathedral courtyard.
 
Anthem at the candlelighting: “Eternal Light” Leo Sowerby
Preces & Responses – Thomas Ebdon & Peter Hallock
Psalm 122 – plainsong tone viii with fauxbourdons by Sidney Nicholson
Canticles: Thomas Attwood Walmisley in d minor
Anthem: “Let my prayer come up as the incense” Peter Hallock
 
The Trinity Cathedral Choir, Canon David Link, Organist & Choirmaster
Dr Ryan Enright, guest organist
 
Please join us for this beautiful and unique service!
Trinity Cathedral is located at 2620 Capitol Avenue at 27th Street, in midtown Sacramento.