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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

Read the program notes by artistic director Sanford Dole.

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

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)