The Ealing Abbey Choir to Sing This Saturday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church for the 7:30 PM Vigil Mass

The Ealing Abbey Choir will sing for the 7:30pm Vigil Massthis Saturday at St Stephen's Church. 

 This is one of the few
remaining Catholic Choirs for men and boys in England, and serves a Benedictine Monastic Community in East London. Please come, and tell your friends.

From their website: There are few professional Catholic Church Choirs in London; even fewer have boy choristers, but only one serves a monastic community: in this case, the monastery of St Benedict at Ealing in West London. The Abbey Choir is part of the wider community that worships at Ealing Abbey, which includes the Parish of St Benedict and St Benedict’s School.Drawing on the rich musical tradition of the Abbey, at the heart of which is monastic plainsong, the Abbey Choir has for one hundred years played a leading part in the musical life of the worshipping community at St Benedict’s.  (www.ealingabbeychoir.org.uk/welcome-2)
 


DAVID TRENDELL, 50, dedicated choral director and senior lecturer at King's College, London, died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage during the early morning hours of October 28, 2014. 

An academic who inspired many students to successful careers in the music profession, he also played a central role in church music as the Director of Music at St. Mary's, Bourne Street. Familiar to many in the greater Portland area for his valuable twelve-year contribution to the William Byrd Festival, David will be missed both professionally and personally; we have lost not only a consummate scholar and musician, but a delightful and dear friend.

The Guardian, in noting his passing, observed that David “combined musicology with the highest standards of choir training, organ playing, record producing and teaching.” After a brief biography and list of his impressible achievements, the Telegraph added that “throughout his career Trendell had a far reaching influence on students and church musicians alike. He was a bright and engaging colleague, an immensely generous teacher, an exuberant raconteur, a true bon vivant and a selfless companion . . .” We count ourselves most fortunate to have been among those blessed by his influence.



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, April 18 at 7:30 pm

SOLEMN LATIN MASS
EASTER III

Victoria Missa Alma Redemptoris Mater
Mawby Ave Verum Corpus
Parsons Ave Maria
Gregorian Chant Proper

Sung by the Choir of Ealing Abbey, London

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

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Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 pm

SOLEMN LATIN MASS
EASTER IV


Lassus Missa Surrexit Pastor bonus
Lassus Surrexit Pastor bonus
Gregorian Chant Proper

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

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Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 pm              
Dominican Missa Cantata
SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA 

Victoria Missa Ave Maria
Gregorian Chant Proper

HOLY ROSARY CHURCH
375 NE Clackamas
Fr. Vincent Kelber, Celebrant

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Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 PM


SOLEMN LATIN MASS
EASTER V

Kitson Mass in D minor
Agazzari Congratulamini mihi omnes
Agazzari Jubilate Deo
Gregorian Chant Proper & Ordinary

Sung by the Children’s Choir of Cantores in Ecclesia

St. Stephen's Catholic Church
1112 SE 41st Ave
 Fr. Edmond Bliven, Celebrant