Beginning in October, the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer will begin its 2008-2009 music season. As you can see, Dr. Mark Bani, the parish organist and music director, has put together another fantastic program. Look over this year’s concerts and mark your calendars!
Dr. Mark Bani, Organist
Season-Opening Organ Recital
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.
Music by Bach, Gigout, and Reubke
Dr. Mark Bani, in his 16th year as Director of Music and Organist at The Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, opens the new season with a recital on the church’s acclaimed 86-rank Schantz pipe organ. His program will include Reubke’s monumental Sonata on the 94th Psalm. (free will offering)
Third Annual All Souls Commemoration Concert
Missa pro defunctis (1625) by Manuel Cardoso
Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.
The St. Vincent Ferrer Chorale and Soloists present a late renaissance choral masterpiece by Portuguese composer Manuel Cardoso. The program will also include anthems for All Souls Day. (free will offering)
Terence Flanagan, Organ Recital
Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 3:00 P.M.
Music by Krebs, Widor, and Howells
Concert organist Terence Flanagan is the Associate Organist / Director of Music at the First Congregational Church of Greenwich, CT. He performs throughout the US and abroad to great acclaim. (free will offering)
Handel’s Messiah, Part I
Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 3:00 P.M.
The St. Vincent Ferrer Chorale and Soloists with Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Bani present the Advent and Christmas portions of Handel’s celebrated Messiah. (Admission at the door: $20 general; $15 seniors / students)
Advent Ceremony of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 3:00 P.M.
Including works by Pearsall, Ord, Howells, and Mathias
A favorite holiday tradition at St. Vincent Ferrer, the chorale and soloists, clergy, and lectors present this festive liturgy proclaiming God’s promise of salvation to mankind, through sacred scripture, anthems, and familiar carols. (free will offering)
Lenten Choral Concert
Cantata no. 78: Jesu, der du meine Seele by J. S. Bach, and Stabat Mater by Pergolesi
Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 3:00 P.M.
The St. Vincent Ferrer Chorale and Soloists present two Baroque masterpieces as part of the Lenten observance. (free will offering)
James Wetzel, Organ Recital
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 7:00 P.M.
Music by Bach, Howells, and Dupre
James Wetzel is a senior organ performance student at The Juilliard School. He is Organist at St. Malachy’s Church- The Actor’s Chapel here in New York City. He also directs a chamber choir based in Pittsburgh, PA. (free will offering)
Concert Honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 3:00 P.M.
The St. Vincent Ferrer Chorale and Soloists under the direction of Dr. Bani present a concert in honor of Our Lady. Music will include Bach’s celebrated Magnificat, as well as other Marian anthems. Guest organist, Michael Stairs of the Philadelphia Orchestra will accompany the concert on our pipe organ. (free will offering)
MUSIC FOR CHRISTMAS
CHRISTMAS EVE, Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Festival Prelude Music for choir, brass, organ, and timpani at 9:30 P.M.
Music by Daquin, Vivaldi, Bach, Shaw, and Rutter
Solemn High Mass at 10:30 P.M.
Music by Handel, Darke, Vierne, and Berlioz
CHRISTMAS DAY, Thursday, December 25, 2008
12:00 Noon Solemn High Mass
Music by Victoria, Balbastre, Darke, and Hadley
MUSIC FOR HOLY WEEK
HOLY THURSDAY, April 9, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Schmücke dich – Bach, Ubi caritas – Duruflé, Ave Verum Corpus – Byrd, When Jesus Wept – Billings.
GOOD FRIDAY, April 10, 2009, 1:00 P.M.
Ah, Holy Jesus – arr. Bani, Nolo Mortem – Morley, Adoramus Te Christe – Viadana, O Bone Jesu – Palestrina, Vexilla Regis – Plainchant.
GOOD FRIDAY, April 10, 2009, 3:00 P.M.
Crux Fidelis – John IV, King of Portugal, Miserere mei, Deus – Byrd, Here Lies He Now – Bach, Cross of Jesus – Stainer, Adoramus Te Christe – Dubois, The Passion of the Lord – Plainchant.
EASTER VIGIL, April 11, 2009, 8:00 P.M.
Then Shall Be Brought To Pass, O Death, Where Is Thy Sting, But Thanks Be To God (Messiah) – Handel, Jesu, Hope Of Men Despairing – Bach, Missa Lux et Origo, Hallelujah (Messiah) – Handel, Fanfare – Lemmens, Plainchants: Triplum Alleluia, Vidi Aquam.
EASTER SUNDAY, April 12, 2009
Festival Prelude Music for organ, brass, and timpani at 11:30 A.M.
My Spirit Be Joyful (Easter Cantata) – Bach, Prelude and Fugue in D Major – Bach, Fanfare – Lang, Grand Choeur Dialogué – Gigout.
Solemn High Mass at 12:00 Noon
Sing Ye To The Lord – Bairstow, This Joyful Eastertide – arr. Wood, Mass in G Major – Jackson,
Plainchants: Introit: Resurrexit, Sequence: Victimae Paschali Laudes, Vidi Aquam; Hallelujah (Messiah) – Handel, Toccata (Symphony V) – Widor