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March 2020

March 1 – The First Sunday in Lent
William Mundy: Kyrie “Cunctipotens genitor”
John Sheppard: Western Wynde Mass
Clemens non Papa: Peccantem me quotidie

March 8 – The Second Sunday in Lent
Anonymous: Messe de Toulouse
Francisco Guerrero: Hei mihi, Domine
Francisco Guerrero: Per signum crucis
Compline
8:00 pm sung by members of The Advent Choir
John Sheppard: In pace, in idipsum
John E. West: Hide me under the shadow of thy wings
John Sheppard: In manus tuas

March 15 – The Third Sunday in Lent
William Byrd: Mass for Five Voices
Peter Philips: Ave verum corpus
William Byrd: Ave verum corpus

March 22 – The Fourth Sunday in Lent (“Lætare”)
William Walton: Missa Brevis
Melchior Vulpius: Jesus sprach zu dem Blinden
Pierre Villette: Ave verum corpus, op 3

March 29 – The Fifth Sunday in Lent
(The Cathedral Choir of Men & Boys, The Cathedral of All Saints, Albany)
Herbert Howells: Office of the Holy Communion, “Collegium Regale”
arr Alice Parker & Robert Shaw: I will arise and go to Jesus
Richard Lloyd: View me, Lord

April 2020

April 5 – The Sunday of the Passion or “Palm” Sunday
Josquin Desprez: Missa “L’homme armé” sexti toni
Thomas Weelkes: Hosanna to the Son of David
Anton Bruckner: Christus factus est, WAB 11
Carlo Gesualdo: O vos omnes

April 8 – Tenebræ
Wednesday in Holy Week, 7:00 pm
Gregorian chant
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Lamentatio Jeremiæ Prophetæ
I. Incipit Lamentatio
II. Vau. Et Egressus est
III. Jod. Manum suam

April 9 – Maundy Thursday
6:30 pm
Josquin Desprez: Missa “L’homme armé” sexti toni
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Fratres, ego enim accepi a Domino
Peter Philips: Ave verum corpus

April 10 – Good Friday
6:30 pm
Gregorian chant
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Reproaches
Lodovico Grossi da Viadana: Adoramus te, Christe

April 11– The Great Vigil of Easter
Holy Saturday, 6:30 pm
Jonathan Dove: Missa Brevis
Claude Goudimel: Ainsi qu’on oit le cerf bruire
Francisco Guerrero: Maria Magdalene et altera Maria
Andrea Gabrieli: Maria Magdalene et altera Maria

April 12 – Easter Day
(Brass Ensemble)
Jonathan Dove: Missa Brevis
Francisco Guerrero: Maria Magdalene et altera Maria
Andrea Gabrieli: Maria Magdalene et altera Maria

April 19 – The Second Sunday of Easter
(The Parish Choir)
* Healey Willan: Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena
arr Henry G. Ley: The strife is o’er
Clemens non Papa: Congratulamini omnes

* to be sung by the congregation

April 24 –  David Enlow, Concert Organist
Friday, 7:00 pm
David Enlow is a “commanding” organist (The New Yorker), teacher, and conductor based in New York, who is active in North America and Europe. Credited with “immense virtuosity” (Stuttgarter Zeitung) and “performances full of color, passion, invention, and power” (The American Record Guide), David works in concert music and church music. His solo recordings include Pater Seraphicus, the complete major organ works of César Franck; Piano à l’Orgue, an album of piano transcriptions; and Bach on Park Avenue, recorded on the Mander organ at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York.
Free-will offering / Gala Reception to follow

April 26 – The Third Sunday of Easter
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa “O quam gloriosum”
Rodney Lister: Prayer of Humble Access
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: Abendlied, op 69, no 3

May 2020

May 3 – The Fourth Sunday of Easter
(Sopranos & Altos)
Herbert Howells: Communion Service in E-flat
Maurice Greene: The Lord is my shepherd
Alfred Desenclos: O salutaris hostia (in B Minor)

May 10 – The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa “Tu es Petrus”
Giovanni Gabrieli: Angelus Domini descendit
Samuel Scheidt: Surrexit Christus hodie
Compline
8:00 pm sung by members of The Advent Choir
Harold E. Darke: O gladsome light
Jacob Regnart: Stetit Jesus
Roland de Lassus: Surrexit pastor bonus

May 17 – The Sixth Sunday of Easter (“Rogation”)
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla: Missa “Ego flos campi”
Clemens non Papa: Ego flos campi
David Conte: O salutaris hostia
Thomas Morley: Now is the month of maying (Madrigal in the Garden)
Solemn Evensong & Benediction
4:30 pm Organ Prelude Recital by Jonathan Wessler
5:00 pm Evensong & Benediction
6:00 pm Supper & Talk by Dr Brent Sirota “Origins of The Church of the Advent”
Kenneth Leighton: Responses
Herbert Howells: Gloucester Service
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: Abendlied, op 69, no 3
Samuel Scheidt: Surrexit Christus hodie
David Conte: O salutaris hostia
Charles-Marie Widor: Tantum ergo sacramentum, op 18, no 1

May 21 – The Ascension
Thursday, 6:30 pm
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Communion Service in D “Christ’s Hospital”
Henry Purcell: The Lord is King, Z 69
Ralph Vaughan Williams: O clap your hands

May 24 – The Seventh Sunday of Easter
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa ad Fugam
William Byrd: Siderum rector
William Byrd: Non vos relinquam

May 31– Pentecost (“Whitsunday”)
(Orchestra)
Franz Joseph Haydn: Missa in Angustiis “Lord Nelson” (Hob. XXII/11)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes

June 2020

June 7 – Trinity Sunday
John Taverner: Le Roy Kyrie
John Taverner: Missa “Sancti Wilhelmi Devotio” (Small Devotion)
William Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis
John Taverner: Christe Jesu, pastor bone
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Te Deum in G Major

June 11 – Corpus Christi
Thursday, 6:30 pm
William Byrd: Mass for Five Voices
William Byrd: Ave verum corpus
William Byrd: Ego sum panis vivus

 

All of the above services are at 11:15 am on Sundays and are sung by The Choir of The Church of the Advent unless otherwise indicated

During the summer months, a reduced choir of professional singers sings for the 11:15 am Solemn High Mass every Sunday, except during the month of July which will be sung by a cantor with a congregational mass setting. The Full Choir returns on Sunday, September 27th.


Season Archive

September 2019

September 1–The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Baldassare Galuppi: Mass in C Major
Harold W. Friedell: Draw us in the Spirit’s tether
Harold W. Friedell: Come, my way, my truth, my life

September 8 –The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa Brevis
John Sheppard: I give you a new commandment
Julian Wachner: Ave dulcissima, Maria

September 15–The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Herbert Sumsion: Communion Service in F
Clemens non Papa: Peccantem me quotidie
Jacquet de Berchem: O Jesu Christe

September 22 – The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa “Æterna Christi munera”
Charles Hubert Hastings Parry: I was glad when they said unto me
Thomas Tomkins: O Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house

September 29 – St. Michael & All Angels (Sunday)
Thomas Tallis: Kyrie “Short Communion Service”
Thomas Tallis: Missa “Salve intemerata”
Felix Mendelssohn: Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohlen
Vladimir Martynoff: Заповеди блаженства

October 2019

October 6 – The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Francisco Guerrero: Missa “Simile est regnum cœlorum”
Charles Villiers Stanford: For lo, I raise up, op 145
Pierre Villette: O salutaris hostia, op 21

October 13 – The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
William Walton: Missa Brevis
William H. Harris: Love of love and Light of light
William Walton: Set me as a seal upon thine heart
Compline
8:00 pm sung by members of The Advent Choir
Charles Wood: Hail, gladdening Light
William Byrd: Christe qui lux es et dies
John Rutter: God be in my head

October 20 – The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Andrea Gabrieli: Missa Brevis
Henry Purcell: Thy word is a lantern unto my feet, Z 61
Giovanni Gabrieli: Exaudi, Domine, justitiam meam
Solemn Evensong & Benediction
4:30 pm Organ Prelude Recital by Mitchell Crawford
5:00 pm Evensong & Benediction
6:00 pm Light Supper & Talk
Philip Radcliffe: Responses
William Walton: Chichester Service
William Mundy: O Lord, the maker of all thing
Henry Purcell: Thy word is a lantern unto my feet, Z 61

October 27 – The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Altos, Tenors & Basses
Antonio Lotti: Messa a Tre Voci
William Byrd: Alleluia, cognoverunt discipuli
Giovanni Croce: O sacrum convivium

November 2019

November 3 – The Sunday in the Octave of All Saints
Edward C. Bairstow: Communion Service in D
William Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis
Charles Hubert Hastings Parry: There is an old belief (Songs of Farewell)

November 9 – The Guild of All Souls Annual Requiem Mass
Saturday, 11:00 am
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa pro defunctis cum sex vocibus (1605)
Gregorian chant

November 10 – The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Adrian Batten: A Short Communion Service
William Byrd: Ego sum panis vivus
Thomas Tallis: Verily, verily I say unto you
Compline
8:00 pm sung by members of The Advent Choir
William H. Harris: Bring us, O Lord God
William H. Harris: Holy is the true light
William Byrd: Justorum animæ

November 17 – The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Claudio Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci da cappella (1651)
Martin Peerson: Blow out the trumpet
Charles-Marie Widor: Tantum ergo sacramentum, op 18, no 1 
Solemn Evensong & Benediction
4:30 pm Organ Prelude Recital by Stephan Griffin
5:00 pm Evensong & Benediction
6:00 pm Light Supper & Talk
Richard Ayleward: Responses
Herbert Howells: Evening Service in B Minor
Charles Hubert Hastings Parry: Crossing the Bar
Charles Hubert Hastings Parry: There is an old belief (Songs of Farewell)
Pierre Villette: O salutaris, op 21
Charles-Marie Widor: Tantum ergo sacramentum, op 18, no 1

November 24 – Christ the King
Jean Langlais: Messe solennelle
Thomas Weelkes: Hosanna to the Son of David
William Byrd: Exalt thyself, O God
Gregorian chant: Te Deum laudamus

December 2019

December 1 – The First Sunday of Advent – The Feast of Title & Dedication
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa “Tu es Petrus”
Henry Purcell: I was glad when they said unto me, Z 19
Anton Bruckner: Locus iste a Deo factus est
A Service of Lessons & Carols for Advent Sunday
4:30 pm Organ Prelude Recital by David Baskeyfield
5:00 pm Lessons & Carols
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Matin & Vesper Responsories
Paul Manz: E’en so Lord Jesus, quickly come
Howard Skempton: Adam lay y-bounden
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Херувімскаѧ пҍснь, op 41, no 6
Martin Peerson: Blow out the trumpet
Gabriel Jackson: To Morning
Hieronymus Prætorius: Ecce Dominus veniet
Edvard Grieg: Ave maris stella, EG 150
John McCabe: The last and greatest herald
Benjamin Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin

December 5–6 – “Anglo-Catholic Roots III: Oxford Comes to Boston”
175 Years of Anglo-Catholicism in America
Thursday & Friday, A Mini-Conference
Solemn Evensong & Benediction
Thursday, 6:00 pm
Richard Ayleward: Responses
Herbert Howells: Evening Service in B Minor
Thomas Tallis: Audivi vocem de cælo
John McCabe: The last and greatest herald
Solemn Mass
Friday, 6:00 pm
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa “Tu es Petrus”
Hieronymus Prætorius: Ecce Dominus veniet
Colin Mawby: Ave verum corpus

December 8 – The Second Sunday of Advent
Roland de Lassus: Missa quinti toni super “Pilons, pilons l’orge”
Gustav Holst: Jesu, Thou the Virgin-Born, op 20b, no 3
Jakob Handl: Ecce concipies et paries filium
Compline
8:00 pm sung by members of The Advent Choir
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Canite tuba in Sion
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Matin Responsory
John Sheppard: In manus tuas (I)

December 15 – The Third Sunday of Advent (“Gaudete”)
William Mundy: Kyrie “Cunctipotens genitor”
John Sheppard: Western Wynde Mass
Orlando Gibbons: This is the record of John
Robert Ramsey: O sapientia

December 22 – The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Hans Leo Haßler: Missa “Dixit Maria”
Julian Wachner: Ave dulcissima Maria
Francisco Guerrero: Alma redemptoris mater

December – 24 Christmas Eve
Tuesday, 11:00 pm, Prelude by The Advent Choir c 10:15 pm
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa “Hodie Christus natus est”
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Hodie Christus natus est
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Quem vidistis pastores

December 29 – The First Sunday after Christmas
(Organ)
Healey Willan: Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena
to be sung by the congregation

December 31 – New Year’s Eve
A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols by Candlelight
Tuesday, 5:00 pm
David Bednall: Noe, noe 
Boris Ord:  Adam lay y-bounden
Kenneth Leighton: Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child, op 25b
George Frederick Handel: For unto us a child is born (Messiah, HWV 56)
Bob Chilcott: Shepherd’s Carol
Cecilia McDowall: Alma redemptoris mater
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Quem vidistis pastores
Harold E. Darke: In the bleak midwinter
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Reges Tharsis et insulæ
Jeremy Filsell: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

January 2020

January 5 – The Second Sunday after Christmas
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa “O magnum mysterium”
Tomás Luis de Victoria: O magnum mysterium
Harold E. Darke: In the bleak midwinter

January 6 – The Epiphany
Monday, 6:30 pm
Hans Leo Haßler: Missa “Dixit Maria”
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Reges Tharsis et insulæ
Philip W. J. Stopford: Lully, lulla, lullay

January 12 – The Baptism of our Lord
Richard Rodney Bennett: Missa Brevis
Francesco Corteccia: Surge, illuminare Jerusalem
Edward C. Bairstow: Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Compline
8:00 pm sung by members of The Advent Choir
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Sicut cervus desiderat
Peter Hallock: The Baptism of Christ
Thomas Tallis: In manus tuas

January 19 – The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
with Period Instruments
Roland de Lassus: Missa “Osculetur me”
Thomas Weelkes: Alleluia, I heard a voice
Claude Goudimel: Ainsi qu’on oit le cerf bruire
Solemn Evensong & Benediction
4:30 pm Organ Prelude Recital by Heinrich Christensen
5:00 pm Evensong & Benediction
6:00 pm Light Supper & Talk
William Smith of Durham: Responses
Sebastián Aguilera de Heredia: Magnificat octavi toni à 8
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Charles Wood: Hail, gladdening Light
Thomas Weelkes: Alleluia, I heard a voice

January 26 – The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Annual Meeting at 10:00 am
Sopranos & Altos
Hans Kössler: Missa in F-Moll
Roland de Lassus: Qui sequitur me
Roland de Lassus: Qui vult venire

Arvid Gast, International Concert Organist
Friday, January 31, 7:00 pm
Born in Bremen, Germany, concert artist Arvid Gast is director of the Church Music Institute at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck. In addition, he is titular organist of the historic organs in St. Jakobi Lübeck, and held the same position at the Concerthall “Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen” in Magdeburg. He is the founder of the International Dieterich Buxtehude Organ Competition in Lübeck, and this season, will serve as visiting professor of organ at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. His recordings, concert invitations, and interpretation courses at home and abroad attest to his abilities as an eminent recitalist and pedagogue. Professor Gast will play a full program on the Advent Organ featuring music of Liszt, Karg-Elert, and Reger. Free-will offering.

February 2020

February 2 – Candlemas
Johannes Eccard: Maria wallt zum Heiligtum
Guillaume Dufay: Missa “Ecce ancilla Domini”
Thomas Tallis: Videte miraculum matris Domini
Josquin Desprez: Ave Maria, gratia plena

February 9 – The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Tenors & Basses
Richard Felciano: Communion Service
Heinrich Schütz: Eins bitte ich vom Herren, SWV 294
Jakob Handl: Regnum mundi
Compline
8:00 pm sung by members of The Advent Choir
William Mundy: O Lord, the maker of all thing
John Blitheman: In pace, in idipsum dormiam
Peter Hallock: Show us your mercy, O Lord

February 16 – The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
Thomas Tallis: Kyrie “Short Communion Service”
Thomas Tallis: Mass for Four Voices
Thomas Tallis: Blessed are those that be undefiled
William Byrd: Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes
Solemn Evensong & Benediction
4:30 pm Organ Prelude Recital by Barbara Bruns
5:00 pm Evensong & Benediction
6:00 pm Light Supper & Talk
Kenneth Leighton: Responses
Kenneth Leighton: Magdalen College Service
Gregory Murray: God is Love
Herbert Howells: Like as the hart

February 23 – The Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Mass in G Minor
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Antiphon (Five Mystical Songs)
Stephen Paulus: Hymn to the Eternal Flame

February 26 – Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, 6:30 pm
Plainsong: Missa “Cunctipotens genitor Deus” (Mass IV)
Thomas Tallis: Suscipe, quæso Domine 
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus

 

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