CANTORES IN ECCLESIA PRESENTS THE CHORAL CONCERT
TEMPUS ADVENTUS: MUSIC FOR ADVENT

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30, 7:30 PM, AT ST. STEPHEN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1112 SE 41st AVE., PORTLAND, OR

Cantores in Ecclesia, Blake Applegate, director, presents the choral concert Tempus Adventus: Music for Advent. This choral concert for the season of Advent will include repertoire spanning six centuries, from the 15th - 21th, with sacred works by Bruckner, Byrd, Isaac, MacMillan, Marlow, Palestrina, and Sandström.

Tickets: $20 general,
$15 Students and seniors.
Available at the door or in advance at
www.brownpapertickets.com 
or 1-800-838-3006.

For more information: 503-295-2811



It is with great sadness that we share with you news of the death in London of David Trendell, familiar to many of you from his work with the William Byrd Festival. David, who celebrated his 50th birthday with us in August, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack. His lectures, intelligence, musicianship and fine voice will be missed by us all, but these talents pale in light of the personal loss of the man himself: his infectious enthusiasm for life, greatkindness, delightful humor, engaging conversation and childlike wonder will be profoundly missed by all who love him.

David Trendell was remembered most especially at the 7:30 pm Requiem Vigil Mass for All Souls' Day the evening of November 1st at St. Stephen's Church. May he rest in peace.

 


CANTORES' MOST RECENT CD RELEASE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE:

GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA
MISSA BREVIS AND STABAT MATER

JACOBUS DE KERLE
MISSA REGINA CAELI

CANTORES IN ECCLESIA
BLAKE APPLEGATE

Cantores in Ecclesia's most recent release (pictured above) brings together settings of the Latin Mass by two Renaissance composers. They were exact contemporaries, and both were famous in their own lifetime, although posterity has treated them quite differently. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94) is still a familiar name to modern singers, while Jacobus de Kerle (1531-91) has been all but forgotten. These two men were both dedicated to composing music for the Catholic Church in an era when its musical foundations (and the foundations of its very existence) were in peril. This was a time of sweeping reforms, debated for twenty arduous years during the Council of Trent. The goal was to strip off the excesses and corruptions of past centuries, returning to an atmosphere of simplicity, austerity, and holiness. Needless to say, this had vast implications for what was sung and played in church. Kerle and Palestrina were two composers who found themselves at the center of the fray. (Except taken from the CD booklet music notes, written by Dr. Kerry McCarthy.)

To read David Stabler's December, 2013 review of Cantores' CD, which was featured as a selection for the Oregonian's "Top Gifts for Music Lovers: A&E Gift Guide of 2013," please click HERE.

CDs ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE AT:


cdbaby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/cantoresinecclesia

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/palestrina-missa-brevis-stabat/id776424068

Or by calling 503-295-2811. Copies can also be purchased at the receptions directly following the 7:30 P.M. Saturday Vigil Masses at St. Stephen's.

 

 

Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 PM

SOLEMN LATIN MASS
CHRIST THE KING

Byrd Mass for Five Voices
Tye Omnes gentes, plaudite manibus

St. Stephen's Church
1112 SE 41st Ave
Fr. Jon Buffington, Celebrant

 

Saturday, November 29 at 7:30 PM

SOLEMN LATIN MASS
ADVENT I

Byrd Vigilate
MacMillan Dominus dabit benignitatem
Gregorian Chant Proper & Ordinary

St. Stephen's Church
1112 SE 41st Ave
Fr. Robert Palladino, Celebrant

 

Sunday, November 30 at 7:30 PM

SACRED CONCERT

TEMPUS ADVENTUS: MUSIC FOR ADVENT

St. Stephen's Church
1112 SE 41st Ave

Tickets: $20 general,
$15 Students and seniors.
Available at the door
or in advance at
www.brownpapertickets.com
or 1-800-838-3006.