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Welcome to Westminster Choir’s Virtual Rehearsal Room!

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Below, you’ll find a schedule of our upcoming anthems, posted month-to-month.  Also included are youtube links to my preferred recordings, and in some instances, practice tracks and/or sheet music.  Enjoy!   – Adam

September 9, 2018 : Celebration Sunday
11am Worship, 10:25am warmup in the loft with the Montview Brass

Anthem: Antiphon, from Five Mystical Songs  – Vaughan-Williams
https://youtu.be/xUAArcEkLQY

Call to Prayer: Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love (excerpts)  – Lovelace

Offertory:  Mercy and Truth are Met  – Rorem
https://youtu.be/9BOgSIsMbOM

Benediction Response: Glory to God in the Highest (excerpt) – Thompson
https://youtu.be/OR1YBc6oD8U?t=1m7s
PDF of score (different typeset, start pg. 4): http://orfeonmalaga.org/musica/Thompson-Glory_To_God_In_The_Highest.pdf

September 16, 2018: Selection from Dave Brubeck’s jazz mass, “To Hope!”
11am worship, 10:25am warmup with Steve Kennedy, bass & Dan Gasser, drums

Anthem:  Our Father  – Brubeck
https://youtu.be/ZtfjhRo03m4?t=23m35s

Call to Prayer:  Kyrie  – Brubeck

Offertory:  All My Hope  – Brubeck
https://youtu.be/PfpjFlICgjY (interesting (??) fact: this recording from the day before I came to audition at Montview!)

Benediction Response: Great Amen  – Brubeck

September 23, 2018: Selections as part of the Concert to End Gun Violence
11am worship, 10:25am warmup – in quartets(ish)!

Anthem:  Leroy Kyrie  – Taverner
https://youtu.be/rSNot2pen7Q

Call to Prayer: O God, Show Mercy To Us (Thaxted, #341) – G. Holst

Offertory:  I Believe  – Miller
https://youtu.be/Qfeb7dlChmE

Benediction Response: Sevenfold Amen  – Stainer

September 30, 2018
11am worship, 10:25am warmup

Anthem: Praise The Lord, All Ye People  – M. Haydn
Sheet Music: Haydn – Praise the Lord

Offertory: How Great Are Thy Wonders – G. Schumann
https://youtu.be/ahod2HMYz-A

Benediction Response: Vivace, from Magnificat  – C.T. Pachelbel
https://youtu.be/KttyQAkpWJY?t=4m18s

October 7, 2018: World Communion Sunday
11am worship, 10:25am warmup – in quartets(ish)! – with Katie Burns, cello; Russ Callison, guitar; Leena Waite, violin; Phoebe Bawmann, soloist; Cantate Choir; Dan Gasser, percussion

Offertory: Wana Baraka   – arr. Kirchner
https://youtu.be/CqeGrwqTkGA?t=51s
Sheet Music Here (click the paper icon next to SSATBB)

Communion Music:  Pange Lingua  – Kodaly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqsDQlzpR4g
Sheet Music Here

Allí está Jesús – P. Sosa
Clips and Sheet Music samples found here
https://youtu.be/79DKNq3gOZI (just try to ignore the pianist that sounds like he’s playing at Nordstrom’s)

Benediction Response: Praise, Praise, Praise the Lord  – Trad. Cameroon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK5qAZ0mPI

October 14, 2018: Fall Pulpit Players
11am worship, 10:25am warmup – with Mary Louise Burke conducting

— NO Anthem due to Pulpit Players production —

Call to Prayer: Talk About a Child That Do Love Jesus  – arr. Dawson
(there’s no video on youtube available of the choral arrangement, but check out this fantastic rendition by Kathleen Battle (using the same harmonies as the Dawson arrangement)) : https://youtu.be/_CXw8Ncwmhc

Offertory: Ubi Caritas – Durufle
https://youtu.be/QjbH7AK5LUc

Benediction Response: A Gaelic Blessing  – Rutter
https://youtu.be/cWcHVUfHrcc

October 21, 2018
11am worship, 10:25am warmup

Anthem: Jubilate Deo, from Te Deum (Collegium Regale)  – Howells
https://youtu.be/tUXQjvcXUmw

Offertory: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – arr. Waite

Benediction Response: When Rooks Fly Homeward  – Baynon
https://youtu.be/vnbUHMcBNp4

October 28, 2018: Reformation Sunday
11am worship, 10:25am warmup – with Lise Nelson, bagpipes

Anthem: Cantate Domino canticum novum  – Schutz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdQyHj1y-xU
For SHEET MUSIC, Click Here

Benediction Response: Highland Cathedral – arr, Kuzma

November 4, 2018: All Saints Sunday
11am worship, 10:25am warmup in the loft – with chamber orchestra

Offertory: Introit & Kyrie, from Requiem – Faure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAQ58qeFhxQ

Communion Anthem: Agnus Dei, from Requiem – Faure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1FKoPO-S2w

November 11, 2018: 100th Anniversary of the Armistice
11am worship, 10:25am warmup in the choir room

Call to Prayer: Agnus Dei (final stanza) – Barber
https://youtu.be/FOwRW8ee4S8?t=453

Offertory: O Come Let Us Sing Unto the Lord  – Piccolo
https://youtu.be/EBlT8fOWGBs?t=46

November 18, 2018: Thanksgiving Sunday
11am worship, 10:25am warmup in the choir room

Offertory:  The Promise of Living  – Copland
https://youtu.be/M1fR1-N–P4

November 25, 2018: Christ the King
11am worship, 10:25am warmup in the choir room

Selections TBD

December 16, 2018: Lessons & Carols
11am worship, 10:25am warmup in the Choir Loft

Adam Lay Ybounden – Cooman
https://youtu.be/6jVlYzsmhBo

Jesus Christ, The Apple Tree  – Poston
https://youtu.be/I9UodkM5EHI

Seek Him That Maketh The Seven Stars  – Dove
https://youtu.be/uApqkssDQRk

December 23, 2018: 4th Sunday of Advent
11am worship, 10:25am warmup in the Choir Room

Anthem: Riu Riu Chiu  – 15th Century Spanish
https://youtu.be/4uNh82VT3q4

Call to Prayer: Sleepers Wake! A Voice astounds us  – Bach

Offertory: Magnificat  – Howells
https://youtu.be/SUvyxYHu8B4

December 24, 2018: 7:30pm Christmas Eve
7:30pm worship; 6:45p warmup in the choir loft

Anthem: And the glory of the Lord, from Messiah  – G.F. Handel
https://youtu.be/al9v97FQwVM

Offertory: For unto us a child is born, from Messiah   – G.F. Handel
https://youtu.be/MWMjeobSfkg

December 24, 2018: 10:15/11pm Christmas Eve
10:15 mini-concert, 11pm service; 9:30p warmup in the choir loft

Mini-concert selection:  Magnificat – Finzi
https://youtu.be/K_UU-Oy_fA0
https://youtu.be/dyArsztTkys

Mini-concert selection: Carol of Joy  – Forrest
https://youtu.be/OgtQoSa0cjQ

Anthem: Final Chorus (Tollite hostias) , from Christmas Oratorio – Saint-Saens
https://youtu.be/Sr7WiMBYzAE?t=2068

Offertory: The Stars in their watches rejoice  – Thompson
https://youtu.be/oa3HPaHv6Co

January 6, 2019: Epiphany

11am worship, 10:25am warmup in the Choir Room

Offertory: The Stars in their watches rejoice  – Thompson
https://youtu.be/oa3HPaHv6Co

Communion: Jesus, The Light of the World  – G. Elderkin

January 13, 2019: Baptism of the Lord
11am worship, 10:25am warmup in the Choir Room

Anthem: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day  – Gardner

Call to Prayer: Come, Holy Ghost  – Gibbons

Offertory: Down to the River to Pray  – arr. Curry

January 20, 2019: MLK Sunday
11am worship, 10:25am warmup in the Choir Loft, with Craig Robertson conducting

Anthem: Is Not His Word Like a Fire, from The Cry of Jeremiah  – R. Powell

Call to Prayer: Give Me Jesus  – Traditional

Offertory: Hallelujah! from The Cry of Jeremiah  – R. Powell

January 27, 2019
11am worship, 10:25am warmup in the Choir Room

Anthem: Go in peace  – A. Waite

Call to Prayer: Silent Devotion and Response  – Bloch
https://youtu.be/N3emhs5FtZo

Offertory: O Praise the Lord With One Consent  – Handel
https://youtu.be/tHF_WOHw4q8?t=92

February 3, 2019: Communion Sunday
11am worship, 10:25am warmup in the Choir Loft, with Hillary Schefter, harp

Offertory: Cantique de Jean Racine  – G. Fauré
https://youtu.be/NF6JW9_rD2Y
PRONOUNCIATION GUIDE: https://youtu.be/_fW_AwpWVvs

Communion: Nocturne, from A Feast of Praise  – R. Thompson
https://youtu.be/P4TqkIUuMtI?t=193

February 10, 2019: Pulpit Players — NO CHOIR

February 17, 2019
11am worship, 10:25am warmup in the Choir Room

Anthem: Lord, Grant Thou Me A Quiet Mind – Clarke

Offertory: Khumbaya  – Soweto Gospel Choir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaW-3h9G3dE

February 24, 2019: Evensong
4pm worship, 3:20pm warmup in the Choir Loft

Evening Service in g minor  – Purcell
Magnificat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoEn-e2zKzU
Nunc dimittis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM8s36LE5Fc

The Spirit of The Lord  – Elgar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzM4Tzm9VW0