Music for Special Services

2013-14 Schedule

All Saints’ Sunday

Sunday, November 3, 10 a.m.
Service: Collegium Regale – Herbert Howells
Anthems: The Souls of the Righteous – Geraint Lewis
O quam gloriosum – Tomás Luis de Victoria

An Advent Procession with Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 1, 5 p.m.
Let My Prayer Come Up as the Incense – Peter Hallock
The Great “O” Antiphons – Mode 2 plain chant & Peter Hallock
O Sapientia – Robert Ramsey
O Come, Divine Messiah – arr. Howard Helvey
A Spotless Rose – Herbert Howells
Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates – William Mathias
O Thou, the Central Orb – Charles Wood
Rorate coeli – Josef Rheinberger
There Is No Rose – John Joubert 

Advent Music for Voices and Instruments

Tuesday, December 3, 12:10 p.m.
Two cantatas and A Carol Fantasia anticipating the Nativity by Buxtehude, Telemann and Richard Arnest. Associate Director of Music Shiloh Roby will direct an ensemble comprised of members from Ubi Caritas (Baroque band) and friends, joined by solo singers from the Christ Church Cathedral Choir.

Wie soll ich dich empfangen – Dietrich Buxtehude
Lauter Wonne, lauter Freude – Georg Phillip Telemann
Carol Fantasia – Richard Arnest

The Singers:
Danielle Adams
Amanda Carmen Bower
Nate Bick
Jonathan Cooper

The Players:
Rick Arnest, flutes and recorders
Loren Berzsenyi, oboe
Heidi Yenney, viola
Rachael Young, bassoon
JaeEun Lee, continuo organ

A Ceremony of Carols

Tuesday, December 17, 12:10 p.m.
Seventy-one years ago, in 1942, Benjamin Britten composed A Ceremony of Carols. For four decades, the sopranos and altos of the Christ Church Cathedral Choir have presented this masterpiece, considered one of the loveliest of the season. The text is gloriously medieval in spirit – joyous, mysterious and deceptively simple. Its framework is quasi-liturgical. This year’s performance will feature Elizabeth Motter on harp.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 22, 5 p.m.
Dating back to 1918, where it was developed and first performed at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols takes an imaginative approach to liturgy, weaving together scripture and song, moving from prophecy to fulfillment, to tell the story of the birth of Jesus. 

Resonemus laudibus – arr. David Willcocks
Adam Lay Ybounden – Boris Ord
I Wonder as I Wander – arr. John Rutter
O Come, Divine Messiah – arr. Howard Helvey
A Spotless Rose – Herbert Howells
A Maiden Most Gentle – arr. John Carter
A Babe Is Born – William Mathias
The Shepherd’s Carol – Bob Chilcott
Bethlehem Down – Peter Warlock
Joys Seven – arr. Stephen Cleobury

Childcare Reservations
If you need childcare for this service, please RSVP to Beth Mendez, Director of Children's Formation and Family Ministries, by Sunday, December 8.

Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24, 4 & 7 p.m.
Anthems: Tidings, Tidings That Be True – Peter Aston
The Shepherd’s Carol – Bob Chilcott

10:30 p.m.: Carols
Resonemus laudibus – arr. David Willcocks
I Wonder as I Wander – arr. John Rutter
A Maiden Most Gentle – arr. John Carter
Joys Seven – arr. Stephen Cleobury
Bethlehem Down – Peter Warlock

11 p.m.: Festal Eucharist
Service: Missa ad praesepe – George Malcolm
Anthems: A Babe Is Born – William Mathias
O magnum mysterium – Tomás Luis de Victoria

An additional Christmas morning service with a cantor will be held at 10 a.m. in the Centennial Chapel.

A Festival of Anthems

Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Christ Church Cathedral Choir
The Choir of Calvary Episcopal Church, Clifton
The Xavier University Concert Choir and Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble
The Cathedral Choir of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

This festive service featuring Cincinnati-area choirs is the opening event of the 2014 Central Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association.

“Shrove Sunday” Jazz Mass

Sunday, March 2, 10 a.m.
Featuring Theodicy Jazz Collective
Service: Canterbury Jazz Mass – William Z. Cleary
and Andrew K. Barnett
Anthem: Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit – arr. Bob Chilcott
This Little Light of Mine – arr. William Z. Cleary

Theodicy’s participation in this service is made possible, in part, by generous contributions to the Cathedral’s Friends of Music Fund.

Holy Week & Easter

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m.*
Anthems at the Mandatum – Nicholas White
Anthems: Ubi caritas et amor – Maurice Duruflé
Ave verum corpus – Flor Peeters

Good Friday

Good Friday Liturgy
Friday, April 18, 12 p.m.*
Anthem: Adoramus te, Christe – Antonio Lotti
Passion setting: St. John Passion – Heinrich Schütz

The Great Vigil of Easter

Saturday, April 19, 7 p.m.*
Anthems: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem – Charles Villiers Stanford
My Beloved Spake and Said Unto Me – Patrick Hadley

Easter Day

Sunday, April 20, 10 a.m.
Service: The Truro Eucharist – David Briggs
Anthems: Three Days Had Passed – Joel Martinson
Haec dies – William Byrd

Day of Pentecost

Sunday, June 8, 10 a.m.
Service: Communion Service in E (Collegium Regale) – Harold Darke
Anthems: Listen Sweet Dove – Grayston Ives
Pentecost Carol – Richard Proulx 

* Child care can be provided with advance reservations. Contact Beth Mendez, Director of Children’s Formation and Family Ministries, no later than two weeks prior to the service.


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