Other Events of Interest 2019

The following events are not formally sponsored by the AGO Albuquerque Chapter, but often involve our members.  They are added here for your information, as we are notified about them.

Friday March 22, 5:30pm – TGIF Series Organ Recital

First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Linda Raney, organ: Bach’s Birthday. Donations accepted

 March 22, 23, 24 – Coffee Concerts

Cathedral Church of St. John 318 Silver Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
The ‘Coffee’ Cantata BWV 211, J.S. Bach; The ‘Peasant’ Cantata BWV 212, J.S. Bach
Friday 7:00pm; Saturday noon; Sunday 3:00pm – $10 per person, Full-time students with ID free
Arwen Myers, soprano; Edmund Connolly, baritone; Tjett Gerdom, tenor;
Chamber Orchestra – Maxine Thevenot, continuo and conductor
Coffee and crepes on sale before and after performances.

Sunday, March 24 – 3:00pm Grisha Krivchenia, composer & pianist

First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
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The program will include:
Scarlatti, Sonata in D minor, D517
Schubert, Impromptu, Op. 90, no. 1
Beethoven, Sonata, Op. 110
Krivchenia, “Farewell Song” and selected compositions
Bley, selected compositions

Sunday March 24 – 4:00pm Organ & Harpsichord recital – Douglas Parsons

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Program (Doug Parsons, harpsichord)
Pavan and Galliard – – -Wm. Byrd
Variations on “Unter der Linden Grüne”- – – – – -Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck
Prelude and Fugue in f minor, BWV 881(WTCII) – – – – – -J. S. Bach
Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 884 (WTCII) – – – – – -J. S. Bach
Program cont. (Doug Parsons, organ)
Two Chorale Preludes on “Lobe den Herrn” – – -J. S. Bach and Johann G. Walther
Prelude, Fugue and Chaccone – – – – – -Dietrich Buxtehude
Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541- – – – -J. S. Bach

The program is free and under one hour with a reception following.

Sunday April 7, 2:00pm – Lenten Prayer Concert: The Suffering Servant

Albuquerque Catholic Women’s Choir, conducted by Gloria Robinson
Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
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Friday April 12, 7:00pm Stabat Mater

Cathedral Church of St. John 318 Silver Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Settings by:
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Kathlene Ritch & Charles Humphries)
Marco Rosano (US Premiere) (Charles Humphries)
Kathlene Ritch, soprano; Charles Humphries, countertenor
Chamber Orchestra – Maxine Thevenot, continuo & conductor
$25 Premium seating (front 2 rows)$20 General admission Full-time students with valid ID FREE

Sun, April 14, 4:00pm Santa Fe Symphony Chorus – Choral Masterworks: Brahms Requiem

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, 131 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA (map)
Brahms Requiem Guest Conductor, Dante Anzolini
The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus – Choral Director, Carmen Flórez-Mansi

Wednesday, April 17, 7:00pm Choir and Orchestra

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Program
“Grant Us Peace In Our Time” – – -Felix Mendelssohn
“Hear My Prayer” – – – – – – -Felix Mendelssohn
Jennifer Perez, soprano
Mass in C major (“Credo” Mass) K. 257 – – – – -W. A. Mozart
St. John’s Chancel Choir, soloists and orchestra

Wednesday April 17, 7:00pm Tenebrae

Cathedral Church of St. John 318 Silver Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Candlelit Service of sung and spoken prayer – The Cathedral Choir

April 30 – 7:00pm Choral Concert “Music Fit for a King”

First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
UNM University Chorus joins forces with First Presbyterian Choir to present an evening of uplifting and accessible music.

Two coronation anthems written for King George II by George Frederic Handel are just some of the majestic music that will showcase the talents of the approximately 100 voices from the UNM University Chorus and First Presbyterian Choir. Accompanied by a grand pipe organ and chamber orchestra, the voices will soar as they sing works by English and American composers with a kingly theme.

First Presbyterian Music Director James Yeager explains that, “In addition to the two big Coronation anthems, several other pieces on the program refer to the king. King David’s lament ‘When David heard that Absalom was Slain’, and ‘The Last Words of David,’ as well as the ‘Five Mystical Songs’ of Ralph Vaughan Williams which end, “Let all the World in every corner sing, My God and King,’ will be performed.”

The kingly theme pervades the whole program, as well as the general theme of music of the kingdom of England. The program also includes works by Herbert Howells and H. Balfour Gardiner. Each choral group will sing some compositions separately before recombining for the larger works.

For its individual set, the UNM University Chorus will perform three American pieces by Aaron Copland, Randall Thompson, and Z. Randall Stroope. The First Presbyterian Choir will sing works including “When David Heard” by Thomas Weelkes and “Sing Joyfully” by William Byrd.

The concert will conclude with “Five Mystical Songs” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, which will feature a baritone solo by UNM student Jonathan Patton.

For the combined choir pieces, UNM Director of Choral Studies, David Edmonds will be conducting as First Presbyterian Music Director James Yeager plays the organ. First Presbyterian has an impressive M. P. Möller Pipe Organ designed to fit the church when it was built over 60 years ago.

“Music is a collaborative art,” says Edmonds. “Any time we have an opportunity to join with other musical groups I jump at the chance.”

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