CHRIST CATHEDRAL CONCERTS

Christ Cathedral Concerts’ mission is to present affordable performances on the Christ Cathedral Campus featuring world-class musicians and the finest repertoire of sacred and classical music for the cultural enrichment, education and enjoyment of Orange County, the entire Southern California region and visitors from around the world.

 Christ Cathedral Concerts is made possible by a generous gift from Drs. Thomas and Cynthia Coad. and Christopher T. Coad, MD FACS and Kevin T. Kowalski.
Their support begins our journey forward to build a Center of Music and Culture at Christ Cathedral.

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The Artists of the 2016 - 2017 Season

Organist Peter Conte
Tallis Scholars
De Angelis Vocal Ensemble

The Choirs of Christ Cathedral
with
Tenor César Sánchez

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PETER RICHARD CONTE,
Concert Organist

Monday
Oct 10, 2016

7:30 PM

Peter Richard Conte is celebrating his 25th year as Wanamaker Grand Court Organist.  He is only the fourth person to hold that title since the organ first played in 1911. He performs concerts twice daily, six days each week, on the largest fully-functioning musical instrument in the world.  Mr. Conte is also Principal Organist of Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA, and, since 1991, has served as Choirmaster and Organist of Saint Clement’s Church, Philadelphia. 

Mr. Conte is highly regarded as a skillful performer and arranger of organ transcriptions.  He has been featured several times on National Public Radio and on ABC television's "Good Morning America" and “World News Tonight.”  He has two radio shows: “The Wanamaker Organ Hour”, which airs on the first Sunday of each month, at 5 PM (Eastern), and can be heard via the internet at WRTI.ORG; on each Wednesday evening at 7 PM, his Grand Court concert is streamed live on YesterdayUSA.com.  Mr. Conte performs extensively throughout the United States and Canada under the management of Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, and has appeared as a featured artist at American Guild of Organists’ National and Regional Conventions.  He has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philly Pops, and with numerous orchestras around the country.


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TALLIS SCHOLARS

Friday
March 31, 2017

7:30 PM

H. Praetorius: Magnificat IV
Gibbons: Magnificat ('Short')
Pärt: Magnificat

Sheppard: Our father
Tavener: Our father (1999 version)
Stravinsky: Otche nash
Palestrina: Pater noster (a5)
Gallus: Pater noster (a8)

Interval

Chant: Ave Maria
Mouton: Ave Maria - virgo serena
Stravinsky: Bogoroditse devo
Pärt: Bogoroditse devo

Gibbons: Nunc dimittis ('Short')
Eccard: Maria wallt zum Heiligtum
Pärt: Nunc dimittis
Torrentes: Nunc dimittis
Holst: Nunc dimittis



The Ave Maria, Pater Noster, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis between them explore the full emotional gamut of the Christian experience. These four core texts of Christianity take us from birth to death, celebrate God as both father and infant, Mary as virgin and mother. There is joyful anticipation here, but also calm acceptance; we find ourselves looking forward to a life yet to come and backwards over a life already lived.
 
From simplest plainchant monody to elaborate polychoral polyphony, composers have responded to these touchstone texts in their different ways. Tonight’s programme explores the scope and diversity of these responses in works from the renaissance and 20th century.

Help us welcome Tallis Scholars back to Southern California, this year in the beautiful Christ Cathedral Arboretum.  Over four decades of performance and a catalogue of award-winning recordings for Gimell, Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars have done more than any other group to establish sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music.

They have sought to bring Renaissance works to a wider audience in churches, cathedrals and venues on every continent on the planet except Antarctica! These include the Royal Albert Hall, the Sistine Chapel, the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall New York, the Philharmonic Hall Berlin, Saint Mark's Venice, Seoul Arts Centre Korea, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, Megaron Athens and the Opera House Sydney.

 The Tallis Scholars continue to develop their exclusive sound, praised by reviewers for its supple clarity and tone, and to bring fresh interpretations to music by contemporary as well as past composers, such as Pärt, Tavener, Whitacre, Muhly and Jackson.

 'one of the the UK’s greatest cultural exports’            - BBC Radio

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CHRISTMAS AT THE CATHEDRAL

Friday
Dec 16, 2016
7:30 PM

The Diocesan Choir of the Diocese of Orange, The Diocesan Children's Choir, The Christ Cathedral Spanish Choir and the Christ Cathedral Choir will help usher in the blessed season of Christmas with splendid carols, both new and old.  Tenor César Sánchez will be our guest artist for the evening.  They will be accompanied by the arboretum's 82 rank Aeolian Skinner Organ and the Cathedral Orchestra.    It will be a spectacular event which is sure be become an annual tradition of your holiday celebrations.  Get your tickets early.

PROGRAM

Personent Hodie     
O Come All Ye Faithful  
Star Carol               
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Before the Marvel of This Night
Ding Dong Merrily on High  
Angels We Have Heard on High

Mille Cherubini in Coro      
Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle
Ave Maria                              

O Magnum Mysterium                      
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen     
O Holy Night                             
Silent Night                 
The Snow Lay on the Ground            
Gloria     John Rutter
Joy to the World             
Christmas Blessing                    

Works and Arrangements by John Rutter, David Wilcocks, Julian Wachner, Mack Wilberg, Philip Stopford, Lara Hoggard, Joseph Wilcock Jenkins, and Carl Schalk.


Christ Cathedral Choir and Spanish Choir

Christ Cathedral Choir and Spanish Choir

SPRING CHORAL SPECTACULAR

Friday
APRIL 28, 2017
7:30 PM

The Diocesan Choir of the Diocese of Orange, The Diocesan Children's Choir, The Christ Cathedral Spanish Choir and the Christ Cathedral Choir will celebrate the Easter Season with a rare performance of Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramírez.   They will be accompanied by the arboretum's 82- rank Aeolian Skinner Organ and the Cathedral Orchestra.  Tenor César Sánchez will be our guest artist for the evening.  Other great choral music of the season will be performed by all choirs.  It is simply a program you won't want to miss!!

Program:

MUSIC OF THE PSALMS

HYMN              Old Hundredth
Psalm 100      
R. Vaughan Williams

Sing we Merrily                                 
Psalm 81        
Sidney Campbell

Sicut cervus                                        
Psalm 42        
Giovanni Palestrina                

O Be Joyful                                         
Psalm 100      
John Rutter   

O Clap Your hands                             
Psalm 47        
R. Vaughan Williams  

 

MUSIC OF THE SPIRIT

HYMN              Come Holy Ghost             

The Spirit of the Lord                         
Edward Elgar    

The Spirit of the Lord                         
Julian Revie                      

O Holy Spirit                                       
Christopher Tye                       

Let Thy Holy Presence                        
P. Tschesnokoff            

 

MUSIC OF THE MASS

Misa Criolla                                                                                       Ariel Ramirez

 

MUSIC OF THE BLESSED MOTHER

HYMN              Hail Holy Queen         
arr. Charles Thatcher

Ave Maria                                          
Franz Biebl                       

Ave Maria                                          
Gabriel Fauré        

Magnificat                                         
Leo Nestor         

 

                           De Angelis Vocal Ensemble

                           De Angelis Vocal Ensemble

DE ANGELIS
VOCAL ENSEMBLE

Friday
March 10, 2017
8:00 PM

THE COMPLETE PROGRAM

The de Angelis Vocal Ensemble, Matthew Gray, Conductor,  was created in 2005 to enrich and broaden the southern California arts community. While this large geographic area offers several sizeable choral ensembles, very few professional chamber ensembles are present.

In addition to our small size and primary performance of a cappella [unaccompanied] repertoire, our projects attempt to program music that is unique to the smaller, a cappella ensemble, and provides the community with a more eclectic and cutting edge presentation of choral music. Our organization is known for our innovative arts programming which engages the diverse cultural expression of the Southern California community.

De Angelis has an unwavering commitment to today’s composers. De Angelis is an advocate for the choral arts in the community, corporate, and educational arenas, and is committed to increased public awareness, participation and investment in the choral arts in Orange County.  The Christ Cathedral program will include the great choral music of the Lenten Season.

If you have not had the opportunity to experience one of their programs, you are missing out on a rare Orange County cultural experience. Come experience one of Orange County’s best kept secrets!

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Genesis, Renaissance, and Reincarnation.


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Join us as we journey to build a Center of Music and Culture at Christ Cathedral for our community and for the world! In becoming a sponsor, at any level, you assist in making it possible to bring international and prize winning artists to our community.  Christ Cathedral is a prominent architectural landmark of Orange County, attracting visitors world-wide.  Christ Cathedral Concerts seeks to continue the long tradition of spectacular music in this great space.  Please help us make this a reality with your generous donation. 
COMPOSERS CIRCLE $5000+: 4 Season Subscriptions to all concerts, Seating in the Special Patron Seating section, Exclusive  Patron Reception, Reserved parking, Name listed in the Program.  
CONDUCTORS CIRCLE $2500+: 2 Season Subscriptions to all concerts, Seating in the Special Patron section, Exclusive  Patron Reception, Reserved parking, Name listed in the Program. 
ARTISTS CIRCLE $1500+: 2 Season Subscriptions to all concerts, Seating in the Special Front section, Exclusive  Patron Reception, Reserved parking, Name listed in the Program. 
BENEFACTOR $1000+: Two tickets to all concerts, Seating in the Special Front Seating section, Exclusive  Patron Reception, Name listed in the Program. 
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