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Friday, April 18, 2014

Music of Holy Week - Points to Easter

The ensemble Exultate Deo, under the direction of Robert Sabourin, performed "Music of Holy Week" for an audience of over one hundred listeners on April 18.  A photograph of the event is courtesy of Kenneth Wuepper.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Choral Scholar Highlighted - Sarah Fogg


This week's highlighted musician is alto Sarah Fogg, First Congregational Church's second Choral Scholar. She is completing a course of study in elementary education. A lifelong singer, Sarah has sung in Saginaw Valley State University’s Cardinal Singers for two years.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Easter Music Announced


The following is the list of choral music, organ repertoire, and hymns for the festal celebration of Easter, April 20, 2014, 10:30 a.m.  Hymns and other selections will highlight the Saginaw Brass Quintet.  Dr. Steven Egler, Artist in Residence, will be at the console.

Praise the Lord With Drums and Cymbals (Sigfrid Karg-Elert)
Christ the Lord is Risen Today (EASTER HYMN, arr. James Biery)
Alleluia (Colin Mawby)
“Hallelujah Chorus” from The Messiah (Georg F. Händel)
Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun (DUKE STREET, arr. James Biery)
Adagio” from Organ Symphony No. 5, Op. 42 (Charles-Marie Widor)
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (HYMN TO JOY, arr. James Biery)
Amen No. 5 (Page Long)
Toccata” from Organ Symphony No. 5, Op. 42 (Charles-Marie Widor)



Music of Holy Week - Repertoire Announced

The following is the list of choral music, organ repertoire, and hymns for the program “Music of Holy Week” taking place on April 18, 2014, 7:00 p.m.  Robert Sabourin conducts the chamber choir Exultate Deo.  Nicholas Schmelter is organist for the musical event.

Beautiful Savior (F. M. Christiansen)
Urbs Beata Jerusalem from Five Preludes on Plainchant Melodies (H. Willan)
Draw Nigh to Thy Jerusalem (WOODLANDS)
Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates (W. Mathias)
All in the April Evening (H. Robertson)
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (D. Gustafson)
Alone Thou Goest Forth, O Lord (BANGOR)
Prelude on a Paschal Chorale (G. Edmundson)
Lamb of God, Most Holy (F. M. Christiansen)
Prayer to Jesus (G. Oldroyd)
Ave Verum (W. A. Mozart)
Go to Dark Gethsemane (REDHEAD NO. 76)
Prelude on “O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden” (G. Edmundson)
In the Cross of Christ I Glory (RATHBURN)
God So Loved the World (B. Chilcott)
That Virgin’s Child (T. Tallis)
There is a Green Hill Far Away (H. Sumsion)
My Song is Love Unknown (RHOSYMEDRE)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Regulation

An organ technician makes use of several specialized tools to tonally regulate - or "voice" on site - a stop.  The Gt. division's 2 2/3' stop is shown here.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Under the Hood

Photographer Thor Rasmussen of THOR*tography shares an under-the-hood photo tour of the Skinner organ in its final stages of construction.





















Thursday, March 20, 2014