Director of Music
November 20th, 2011
As Advent approaches we wish to advise of some musical changes to the liturgy which we hope will enhance your Advent liturgical experience. First the major change will be the singing of a new mass setting for the Advent season. The choir will lead the singing of the Deutsche Messe, 1826 or the German Mass by the composer Franz Peter Schubert. The mass setting, which was composed in 1826 for the Advent season, is quite lovely and we believe sets the liturgical season for Advent. (The congregation will be provided with mass cards so that you might follow along) In addition, our choir will drop its second anthem during Advent to allow the congregation the opportunity to sing the hymns of the Advent season, which are seasonal and only sung once per year. Finally, as another indication that Advent is a season of hope and expectation the proper Psalm for each Sunday in Advent will be a Plainsong chant and during the lighting of the Advent wreath candles the choir will chant the Advent prayers for each Sunday. We hope that these changes will enhance your Advent season here at the Cathedral.
Upcoming Musical Events
Mark the following dates in your calendar:
Sunday, December 4th, 2011 - the Advent Lessons and Carol Service.Read more
Sunday, December 18th, 2011 - Service of Nine Lessons & Carol Service.Read more
Facebook Group Page
The Music department is pleased to announce that we have launched our Facebook Group page this weekend. There you will be able to see photos of musical things around the parish, see our music service schedule and get a better idea of our Cathedral Music program as it develops. If you are a member of Facebook please join. Look for Christ Church Cathedral Music Department - and join our group, or click the link below.