Trinity Cathedral Music 2014
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Monthly Choral Evensong
Most First Sundays, 5:00 p.m.
This ritual of sung evening prayers and praises is one of the treasures of the Englishspeaking world and offers a wonderful opportunity for quiet contemplation on the eve of the work week. A combination of the ancient monastic services of Vespers (at sunset) and Compline (at bedtime), Evensong features chanted Psalms and rich musical settings of the Song of Mary (Magnificat) and the Song of Simeon (Nunc dimittis). This season, we are very pleased to restore the practice of offering Evensong at 5:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month, with the exception of December (for Lessons & Carols) and May (for an organ and chant meditation on Easter themes).
March 2, 2014
Evensong for the Last Sunday of the Epiphany Season
The Trinity Choir sings music of Herbert Howells, with organ voluntaries offered by Greg Homza, Director of Music Ministries at First Presbyterian Church, Portland.
April 6, 2014
Evensong for the Fifth Sunday in Lent
The Cathedral Chamber Singers offer Gregorian chant and music of G. P. da Palestrina, with organ voluntaries played by Hannah Brewer, organist at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Portland.
May 4, 2014
Eastertide Organ Meditation
Michael Kleinschmidt plays Widor’s complete Symphonie Romane—a ravishing journey in French organ sound based on Gregorian Easter melodies to be chanted by members of the Trinity Choir.
June 1, 2014
Evensong: Choir Tour Farewell
The Trinity Choir sings music for its residency at Bristol Cathedral, England, August 2014, with organ voluntaries offered by Christopher Keady, Organ Scholar, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland.
The Triduum & Easter
Central to the life of the Christian Community at Trinity is The Three Days—the Triduum—in which the profound and universal truths of death and rebirth are celebrated in rituals and songs that tell the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Some of the most sublime sacred music of all time is offered in the context of the services offered each of the three nights leading up to Easter Day. They are meant to be taken as a whole experience, like an opera in three acts spread over the course of three nights.
The Triduum (Three Days)
Thursday, April 17 through Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Sung liturgies each evening with the Trinity Choir.
Easter Sunday Festival Eucharist
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Two identical Festival Eucharist services for Easter Sunday featuring the Trinity Choir, brass, and timpani.
Special Events & Concerts
Catharine Crozier Memorial Organ Concert featuring Ken Cowan
Sunday, March 23, 2014 5:00 p.m.
This year we are pleased to welcome Ken Cowan to Trinity for the first time. Mr. Cowan is one of North America’s finest concert organists. Praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique, and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, Mr. Cowan maintains a rigorous performing schedule, which takes him to major concert venues in America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. His program will include the music of J. S. Bach, an original transcription of music from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and German romantic composer Max Reger’s monumental Fantasy on “Sleepers Wake.” The renowned organist Catharine Crozier was Artist-in-Residence at Trinity for much of the last decade of her life. She died in Portland in 2003 at the age of 89, having been one of the most admired and sought-after American concert organists in the 20th century. Her legacy makes this annual event possible. Free admission.
For the fifth season, Joe Rose and a team of parishioners and friends will offer services of prayer, readings, and reflections accompanied by 20th and early 21st century rock, blues, jazz, and folk music. These liturgies challenge common assumptions about the role of popular music in Christian faith and practice. Good-will donations will be collected to benefit Trinity Hunger Ministries. Contact: Joe Rose, (503) 281-7599, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 6:00 p.m., Kempton Hall
Turn and Face the Strange: David Bowie Liturgy
What do David Bowie’s classic rock song “Space Oddity” and Christ’s agony in the garden have in common? Come to this alternative Lenten liturgy set to the songs of consummate musical chameleon David Bowie.
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Trinity Courtyard
The Beatles Porchlight Concert
As part of the national celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America, an outdoor alternative liturgy set to the music of the world's most timeless band. A lineup of Portland musicians will perform The Beatles' songs of grace, transcendence, peace, justice and, most of all, love, love, love.
Directed by Mia Hall Miller
Pacific Youth Choir continues its residence at Trinity Cathedral with 10 choirs and singers ranging in age from 5 – 19. The mission of the Pacific Youth Choir is to instill a lifelong love of music in each student. Through practice, performance, and education, PYC singers build their skills and emerge as confident young adults. Trinity’s music ministry is committed to the music education of young people and is happy once again to host the Pacific Youth Choir at Trinity.
Contact: Ruth Finn, email@example.com
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 2:00 pm
Elementary and Middle School Choirs (Music Makers, Nova, and Cascadia)
5:00 pm High School Choirs (Coro Pacifica, Tsunami, Pacific, and Chamber)
Tickets ($12, $20, $30) may be purchased at the door or by calling PYC at 503-780–1675.
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