This Sunday, for All Souls'/Remembrance Day, we're going to be singing the Duruflé Requiem in the morning, and an almost-all-Baroque program including an organ prelude and postlude by J.S. Bach, two works for double choir by Heinrich Schutz, and a beautiful anthem by contemporary British composer Jonathan Dove, in the afternoon. I'll post the complete programme and a link to the live streaming broadcast below, if anyone wants to try listening at 4:00 pm Eastern Time, Sunday.
I haven't sung the Duruflé for years, and just love it, as well as the Gregorian chants on which it's based. There are several good performances on YouTube; we're doing the version with organ rather than orchestra. Here's a link to a performance of the first two movements by the choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, with organ accompaniment. Personally, I prefer the richer, fuller quality of women's voices to boy sopranos, but these boys sing incredibly well!
Evensong Programme 4:00 PM EST, Sunday November 11, 2012
The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal
(For live streaming via Radio Ville Marie, click here)
Prelude: Vor deinen Thron tret’ ich, BWV 668 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
(Thanks to Donal Ward for these links and notes)