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This Sunday, April 3 at 3:00 PM, our choir and soloists will present Part II of Handel’s magnificent oratorio, Messiah. Part II portrays Jesus’ atoning sacrifice in His passion and death, and His resurrection and triumph over death.
Part II concludes with the most thrilling of Handel choruses, the Hallelujah chorus, of which Handel exclaimed: “I did think I did see all heaven before me and the great God Himself!”
(Suggested donation is $10 seniors and students, $15 general.)
Our St. Vincent Ferrer Chorale singing from Handel’s Messiah for the Offertory of the 4th Sunday of Advent (12 noon Mass). Just a foretaste of some of the Christmas musical splendor to be offered to God at our church.
A couple of great events upcoming soon.
First,the St. Vincnet Ferrer Chorale will perform JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (pts I & II) this Sunday this afternoon, 3 pm.
Second, our Theology in the City series continues on Monday,tomorrow, 6 December at 7 PM. In perfect Adventine spirit, Fr. Jonah Pollock, OP will conclude our first of three parts, “The Natural Body Born of Mary,” with his talk on the significance of Christ’s bodily struggles.
Tonight there is an organ recital in our church.
Dr. Jennifer Pascual is the Director of Music at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. She will perform music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Dupré, Yon, and Langlais.
As always, our musical events are free to all! 7 pm, Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer.
We invite you to our next choral concert here at St. Vincent Ferrer Church (Lexington Avenue at 66th St.) on Tuesday, November 2, All Souls’ Day at 7:30 P.M.
Our choir and soloists will present a profoundly beautiful musical gem from the German Romantic period, Rheinberger’s Requiem in D minor, as well as anthems from the English Victorian era, including Bainton’s And I Saw A New Heaven, Stanford’s Beati Quorum Via, Gardiner’s Evening Hymn, and other works.
Admission to the concert is free; no ticket is required; a free will offering will be accepted.
MUSIC FOR THE CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS
Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, 2009
Hour of Festival Prelude Music for choir, brass, organ, and timpani at 9:30 P.M.:
Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella – Chapman
From Heaven Above To Earth I Come (Orgelbüchlein), BWV 606 – Bach
O Magnum Mysterium – Victoria
All My Heart This Night Rejoices – Ebeling
I Wonder As I Wander – arr. Niles
Greensleeves – arr. Purvis
Noel no. 10, Grand Jeu et Duo – Daquin
Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance Flowing – arr. Willcocks
I Sing Of A Maiden – Hadley
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly – arr. Willcocks
Sonata in F Major for Trumpet – Baldassare
Three Chorale Preludes on In Dulci Jubilo – Bach: BWV 608 (Orgelbüchlein), BWV 751 (Trio), BWV 729 (Fantasia)
O Holy Night – Adam
Solemn High Mass at 10:30 P.M.:
Introit: Dominus dixit (Plainchant)
O Come, All ye Faithful
Mass in F Major – Darke
Star Carol – Rutter
In The Bleak Midwinter – Darke
Silent Night – arr. Bani
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – arr. Ban
Praise The Lord With Drums And Cymbals – Karg-Elert
Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2009
Prelude Music at 11:30 A.M.:
O Little One Sweet – harm. Bach
Canonic Varation II on Vom Himmel hoch, BWV 679 – Bach
Up! Good Christen Folk, And Listen – harm. Woodward
Berceuse – Vierne; What Child Is This – Manz
Noel no. 4, En duo, sur les Jeux d’anches – Daquin
Solemn High Mass at 12:00 Noon:
Introit: Puer natus (Plainchant)
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Missa de Angelis
Sequence: Jubilemus Salvatori (Plainchant)
Christmas Song – Holst
Nativity Carol – Rutter
Silent night – arr. Bani
Joy To The World – arr. Bani
Dieu Parmi Nous (La Nativité du Seigneur) – Messiaen
We invite you to our next musical event here at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, an opportunity to hear one of the finest concert organists here in New York City.
David Enlow, Organist and Choir Master at Church of the Resurrection here in Manhattan, and a faculty member of the Juilliard School, will perform an Organ Recital on Monday, November 30 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Enlow’s program will include works by Franck and Dupré.
The recital is free and open to the public.
We hope to see you!
On Tuesday, November 17, the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer will host an organ recital performed on its famous 86-rank Schantz pipe organ. Dr. Mark Bani, the parish’s music director, will be the featured organist. He will perform compositions by Bach, Boyce, Mozart, Widor, and Barber.
The recital will begin at 7:00 PM. It is free and open to the public.
SAVE THE DATE!
On Monday evening, October 5, we will celebrate the completion of the new roof and the cleaning and repointing of our church with a concert of opera singers from The Richard Tucker Music Foundation and our own St. Vincent Ferrer Chorale. The event is free and open to the public. Plan to arrive early and attend the 5:30 Mass.
As a thanksgiving-offering for the splendid work that will have been completed on our church, we hope to raise funds for the renovation of our Dominican Sisters’ convent. At least $200,000 is needed to provide the sisters who work in our high school with a larger living space, as well as long-neglected repairs of water damage that the new roof and newly-pointed masonry will prevent in the future.
Invitations will be sent out to all registered members of the parish, including a reply card for a gift or pledge to the Convent Fund. Those who do not receive invitations may make their contributions at any time. Please make checks out to “St. Vincent Ferrer Church” and mark them “Convent Fund.”
From Dr. Mark Bani, the parish’s organist and music director:
I invite you to our next music event here at The Church of St. Vincent Ferrer (Lexington Ave. at 66th St.) in Manhattan:
Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 P.M.
James Wetzel, a talented young artist who has been hailed by audiences throughout the US, will perform a program of organ music by English composer Herbert Howells on our 86-rank Schantz pipe organ. Mr. Wetzel is currently a senior at the Juilliard School, studying with Paul Jacobs. Mr. Wetzel is the organ scholar at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
You are cordially invited to this recital. Admission is free (a free will offering will be gratefully accepted.)
Hope to see you here!
Director of Music and Organist
Lamentatio: A Historical Exploration and Musical Performance
of Six Franco-Flemish Déplorations
Lamentatio will explore the déploration, the musical honoring of a composer upon his death. After the composition of the first known déploration by F. Andrieu honoring Guillaume de Machaut, Armes, amours/O flour des flours, five other stunning compositions were written by and for sequential generations of Franco-Flemish composers: Mort tu as navré de ton dart, by Ockeghem in honor of Binchois; Nymphes des bois by Josquin des Prez in memory of Ockeghem; and three laments for Josquin des Prez, Musae Iovis by Gombert, a piece of the same name by Benedictus Appenzeller, and O mors inevitablis by Hieronimus Vinders.
Lamentatio is presented by Alyssa DeSocio, a Barnard College senior and Centennial Scholar, who will speak on the evolution of the déploration, the history of these compositions, and the lives of these composers. The evening will also feature a live performance of these six déplorations by an ensemble of musicians from Pomerium.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 8 PM
Church of Notre Dame, 405 West 114th Street
WE PRAY. HE ANSWERS.
featuring the Notre Dame Choir
Christopher Mueller, director
Saturday, April 4th, 2009
Church of Notre Dame
405 W 114th St
New York City
Suggested donation: $10, $5 for students and seniors
Special discount tickets are available on select seats: Front Mezzanine or Mezzanine Boxes $60 (originally $75), Front and Rear Orchestra $48 (originally $60), Mezzanine $36 (originally $45), and Balcony $28 (originally $35).
This 20% discount is a gift from one of our parishioners. Advanced Sales Only.
You can order tickets online at jalc.org, remembering enter the promo code “Brahms” at checkout. Or you can call 212-721-6500 and mention both the promo code and your membership with St. Vincent Ferrer Church.
Around the Catholic blogosphere, writers are posting clips and commentary of their favorite Advent hymns. For a sampling, check out the posts at Dominican History, First Things, and The New Liturgical Movement.
I agree with Nathaniel at First Things that “Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending” is one of the Church’s Advent greats. On his post he includes an organ rendition of the tune. Click below for the tune and hymn performed by the Wells Cathedral Choir. Click here for the text.
Another one of my favorites not getting much attention out there is “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming.” Click below for a recording by the Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra.
The final two pieces I’m posting are traditional Dominican chants recorded by the friars of the French Province. The first is the “Veni redemptor gentium” (“Come, Redeemer of the Nations”). Click here for the original Latin text and an English translation. The second is the familiar “Conditor alme siderum” (“Creator of the Stars of Night”). For the Latin and English, click here.
May these beautiful hymns and chants deepen your Advent prayer.
And don’t forget about our two Advent musical programs coming up this Sunday afternoon and next.
On All Souls Day, November 2, Dr. Mark Bani and the St. Vincent Ferrer Chorale will perform a late Renaissance choral masterpiece, Missa pro defunctis by the Portuguese composer Manuel Cardoso. The evening’s program will also include anthems for All Souls Day.
The concert begins at 7:00 PM. A free will offering will be taken.
The 2008-2009 St. Vincent Ferrer music season opens this evening with an organ recital by Dr. Mark Bani, the parish’s music director and organist. Dr. Bani will perform works by Bach and Gigout, as well as the acclaimed Sonata on the 94th Psalm by Reubke. The recital begins at 7:00 PM. A free will offering will be requested.
Click here for a detailed description of the church’s famous 86-rank Schantz organ pipe organ.