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Music for Holy Week

March 13, 14, 15, 2015

Bay Choral Guild’s March program presents a collection of unaccompanied works from various eras composed for the Christian Church’s most sacred liturgies. Written to be sung on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter, our set of a cappella anthems includes pieces by Anton Bruckner, John Tavener and Thomas Weelkes.

Palm Sunday
      Hosanna to the Son of David – Thomas Weelkes
      Pueri Hebraeorum – Tom‪á‬s Luis de Victoria
     Ride on King Jesus – Moses Hogan

Maundy Thursday
     O sacrum convivium – Olivier Messiaen
     Tristis est anima mea – Carlo Guesualdo
     Ubi Caritas – Paul Mealor

Good Friday
     Hear My Prayer O Lord – Henry Purcell
     Crucifixus – Lotti
     Drop, drop, slow tears – Graham Ross
     Lamentationes de Jeremais – Alberto Ginastera

——— Intermission ———

Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil)
     Song for Athene – John Tavener
     Stabat Mater – Juan Gutierrez de Padilla
     Christus factus est – Anton Bruckner
     Cantate Domino – Claudio Monteverdi

Easter Day
     The Sun Rose – Caroline Hinshaw
     Surrexit pastor bonus – Orlando Di Lasso
     Haec Dies – William Byrd
     Osterhymne – Josef Rheinberger

Join us for a preview lecture a half hour before each concert.

Campbell
Friday, March 13, 8:00pm
1675 Winchester Blvd.
San Francisco
Saturday, March 14, 8:00pm
500 De Haro St.
Palo Alto
Sunday, March 15, 4:30pm
555 Waverley St (at Hamilton)


Future concerts in our 2014-2015 Season

The Natural World

June 5, 6, 7, 2015

Our June program features pieces about about roses, summer nights on the water, the blessings of rain, birds and other aspects of  nature, including insects! We’ll sing Les Chansons des Roses by Morten Lauridsen, The Bluebird by Charles Stanford, To be sung of a summer night on the water by Frederk Delius, Water: Making Everything by Sanford Dole, and, as a finale, Leonard Bernstein’s Make our Garden Grow from Candide. Our all-secular program combines a cappella selections with songs accompanied by piano in a lovely prelude to summer.

NB: In June, the Palo Alto performance will be on Saturday, the San Francisco performance on Sunday.