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In Association with Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia

British Organ Invasion

Saturday
Nov 05, 2016
3:00 PM
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A collaboration with the Mendelssohn Club Chorus of Philadelphia
    Paul Rardin, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Organist: Alan Morrison
Keystone State Boychoir
   Steven M. Fisher, Associate Music Director 

The year begins with the powerful, elegant, and ethereal sounds of English music for chorus and organ. The program features Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, the brilliant cantata set to inspired words of the eighteenth century poet Christopher Smart, as well as music by Gerald FinziGabriel JacksonKenneth Leighton, and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

 

 Program:

Choral Song and Fugue............................................................ Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Alan Morrison, organ
O Lord God...................................................................................... Percy C. Buck
The Call...................................................................................... Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lord is My Shepherd....................................................................... Howard Goodall
Oliver Cromwell............................................................................. arr. Benjamin Britten
Keystone State Boychoir
Steven M. Fisher, conductor
Alan Morrison, organ
Two Organ Pieces.................................................................................... Percy Whitlock
                Folk Tune
                Exultemus
Alan Morrison, organ
Let All the World in Every Corner Sing.................................................. Kenneth Leighton
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis................................................................... William Walton
Two Latin Anthems
                Tu es Petrus................................................................................ Robert Pearsall
                Salve Regina............................................................................... Gabriel Jackson
Rejoice in the Lamb..............................................................................Benjamin Britten
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Paul Rardin, conductor
Alan Morrison, organ
God is Gone Up............................................................................................ Gerald Finzi
Antiphon from Five Mystical Songs............................................. Ralph Vaughan Williams

 

Organ performances are made possible through a donation by the Fred J. Cooper Restoration Fund as recommended by Frederick R. Haas and Daniel K. Meyer, and the Wyncote Foundation.

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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