Thanksgiving for our Cathedral Musicians

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 23, 2018




In today's edition of Praying Twice, I invite you to give thanks for our cathedral musicians. As I write this late Saturday afternoon, your Cathedral Choir has spent the entire day in rehearsals, worship, and workshops. We are immersed in musical preparations for All Saints' Day, Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. (Yes, we are always working at least 3 months ahead!) I have never met a more committed group of singers. Their gifts of time and talent enable us to offer music of the highest quality to the glory of God.

Last Wednesday, our buildings were filled with the cheerful sounds of singing children and ringing handbells, as well as the aromas of a delicious meal served by one of our Cantate Choral Academy parents. On any given day, the majestic sounds of organists practicing on our historic pipe organ waft through our buildings. The light at the end of the hall? That's one of our music library volunteers donating time and organizational skills to keep everything running in good order. The Compline Schola will be rehearsing late tomorrow evening, and the Requiem Choir is preparing to offer musical leadership for an upcoming funeral.

If you didn't already know, the music we share for each liturgy requires days of preparation, and our music ministry involves over 60 people.

So, please join me in thanking a cathedral musician today. Their vocation enables and enlivens our worship of God in the beauty of holiness.


Music for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 23, 2018

Hymns: 390, 482, 679, 480, 477
Psalm: St. Martin's Psalter
Service Music: New Plainsong, David Hurd
Anthems:
O Saviour of the World  -John Goss
Adoramus te, Christe  -Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Organ Music:
Pastorale in F Major  -Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata in F Major  -Dietrich Buxtehude





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