Francesco Bergamini (1815-1883): Reading the Choir Notes


Christ Church Cathedral – Montreal, QC


Choir Notes


December 9, 2007 – 2nd Sunday of Advent


The Annual Messiah Sing-Along with the Cathedral Singers under the direction of Patrick Wedd will take place at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, December 8, 2007, at 5:00 pm.  Everyone welcome.  Scores provided. Admission free.  Donation requested.


In preparation for the Messiah Sing-Along or while writing your Christmas greetings, listen to the Sixteen and their orchestra: Harry Christophers (conductor), Michael George, David James, Lynne Dawson and Maldwyn Davies perform the Messiah .  Click to hear the entire work or to see the text with the option of listening to the entire work or individual selections.  

Click to hear and watch the choir of Christ Church, Oxford, perform Unto Us a Child is Born, in St. Jacob's Church, Prague, with an introductory reading by Jeremy Irons. 


Click to watch a two-hour video presentation of the Messiah from Trinity Episcopal Church, Wall Street, with the Trinity Choir and the Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Owen Burdick (conductor.) Click here first for instructions if you want to follow the text as watch and listen.                                                             John LaFarge, Angel - Trinity Church Mural, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1876


Organ and Worship during the Second Bach Festival of Montreal, Sunday, December 2, to Wednesday, December 12, 2007Click for information (most organ concerts are suggested contribution $15).  Patrick Wedd is performing on Tuesday, December 4, and Tuesday, December 11, both concerts in Christ Church Cathedral at 12:30 pm (suggested contribution $15).  


To launch the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Olivier Messiaen, Patrick Wedd will perform the nine meditations of Messiaen's La Nativité du Seigneur on the Wilhelm organ of Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, December 22, 2007, at 5:00 pm.  Admission free.  Donation requested.              Click to read about Olivier Messiaen, hear his  La Nativité du Seigneur, Les Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus and some of his other music.



Advent in the Castle Chapel, Weimar

Click to hear and follow the text of                          Bach Cantata No. 70a                                                for the 2nd Sunday of Advent                                    Bach-Collegium Stuttgart                              Helmuth Rilling, conducting           





CHRISTMAS MUSIC GALORE:  Click to listen to a wide variety of sacred music in preparation for the Christmas season.


Montrealer Vincent Boucher was featured on Pipedreams, Minnesota Public Radio, November 26, 2007, performing Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata in d, K. 517, on the Wilhelm organ of l'église du Très-Saint-Rédempteur on rue Adam.  Click here, then on "Listen to Program - Part II," then click and hold button sliding it to 16:16 (16 minutes and 16 seconds).  [BNQ]