This is long … a FULL concert for this Pentecost Sunday.

From the YouTube Page:

Calmus: Prayer
Concert on Whitsunday

A warm welcome to our third online concert. We broadcast this from the Heilandskirche in Leipzig, Germany. After nearly seven weeks break from doing music we have started to sing together again – with distance.

It is a contemplative hour with spiritual music by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Heinrich Schütz and Josef Gabriel Rheinberger. Three composers who will make pentecost shine with their pure and vivid music.

The concert starts with the hymn of the day „Veni creator spiritus“ (all ecumenical with the Gregorian and Luthers version) and it ends with the „Prayer for the Healing of the Sick“.

You can find a detailed program with texts here:

Again we offer those watching who have not been affected by the crisis financially the opportunity to purchase a virtual ticket for this concert. By doing so you support us directly and help us make up for some of the immense financial losses as a result of concert cancelations.

Via PayPal to:
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Via bank transaction:
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Account holder: Calmus Ensemble Leipzig

We hope that you will enjoy our concert, that the music will accompany you through these particular times and that we can see each other again in the near future on the real stage.

Calmus Ensemble
Anja, Stefan, Friedrich, Ludwig and Manuel

Amazing Grace

(You can see the names on the video. There is no group name unless it’s “Stay Home”!)

Friedell: Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether
St. Patrick’s Adult Chorale (Huntington, New York); Matt Koraus, Director

(I learned of this video via a wonderful clarinetist, James Pytko. His parents and sister are a part of this choir. Thanks, James!)

“Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether”
Text by Percy Dearmer; Music by Harold Friedell

Draw us in the Spirit’s tether;
For when humbly, in thy name,
Two or three are met together,
Thou art in the midst of them:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Touch we now thy garment’s hem.

As the brethren used to gather
In the name of Christ to sup,
Then with thanks to God the Father
Break the bread and bless the cup,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
So knit thou our friendship up.

All our meals and all our living
Make us sacraments of thee,
That be caring, helping, giving,
We may true disciples be.
Alleluia! Alleluia! We will serve thee faithfully.

David Haas: We are Called, arr. Mark Hayes
Luther College Cathedral Choir; Mark Potvin, Conductor; Dr. Nicolas Shaneyfelt, Piano; Jamie Swartley, Violin

Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heilland, BWV 62
Malaysia Bach Festival Singers and Orchestra

From the YouTube page:

For two years, the Malaysia Bach Festival Singers and Orchestra have been looking forward to performing at the St. Thomas Church during Bachfest Leipzig 2020 in June. Since the festival has now been postponed to 2022, we decided to make a virtual performance recording of a complete cantata – Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62 – one of the three cantatas which we were going to perform at the festival. Here’s the opening chorus movement, and more to come.

We would like to especially thank our baritone Caleb Woo, who has spent much effort and incredible amount of time to compile, engineer, and produce the audio. We would also like to thank members of the Malaysia Bach Festival Singers and Orchestra who voluntarily contributed to this very challenging recording project, even during this very trying time. Scenes of the St. Thomas Church seen throughout the video was filmed by our videographer Moses Lim. Our gratitude also extended to Carus-Verlag for sponsoring us the Urtext performance score.

May this recording bring much hope and joy to our friends both near and far, and we look forward so much to the day when we will actually perform at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig.

Chew Shi Yun, Soprano (Kuala Lumpur)
Rachel Kwok, Soprano (Hong Kong)
Esther Ting, Soprano (New York)
Chia Wee Kiat, Alto (Boston)
Lee Mei Yen, Alto (Kuala Lumpur)
Chan Wei En, Alto (Singapore)
Okawa Tan, Tenor (Sarawak)
Pablo Willey-Bustos, Tenor (New York)
Caeleb Tee, Tenor (Kuala Lumpur)
Caleb Woo, Baritone (Hong Kong)
Bryan Sim, Baritone (Selangor)
Chin Vun Chieh, Baritone (Kuala Lumpur)

Bernice Ooi, Concertmaster (Sweden)
Lee Hai Lin, Violin 1 (Kuala Lumpur)
Mabel Wong, Violin 1 (Kuala Lumpur)
Wong Lu Ee, Violin 2 (Kuala Lumpur)
Lisa Chia, Violin 2 (Kuala Lumpur)
Keng Xin Tian, Violin 2 (Kuala Lumpur)
Andrew Filmer, Viola (Kuala Lumpur)
Angela Lou, Viola (Kuala Lumpur)
Chong Eugene, Cello (Kuala Lumpur)
U-En Ng, Viola da gamba (Kuala Lumpur)
Clement Leong, Double bass (Kuching)
Nelson Wong, Oboe (Kuala Lumpur)
Shigeki Sasaki, Oboe (Japan)
Howard Ng, Oboe (Singapore)
Midori Suzuki, Bassoon (Japan)
David Chin, Conductor & Harpsichord (Selangor)

Through Music We Are Connected

(I confess I never really cared for this song in English. Somehow in German it’s okay. I have no good reason why that’s the case!)

Virtueller Männerchor der MBG Lemgo während der CoronaKrise

Deutsch: Weil Jesus Lebt habe ich vertrauen
English Original: Because He Lives – Bill Gaither

Mennoniten Brüdergemeinde Lemgo

23. February 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Matthew Lyon Hazzard: Requiem Aeternam
Em?ls Darzins Mixed Choir; Nora V?tina, Conductor

(I still don’t know if this will be the last bit I post. We’ll see what happens next week!)

16. February 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Kim Andre Arnesen: Even When He Is Silent
Baylor University Men’s Choir

09. February 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Amazing Grace, arr. Daniel Brinsmead
Salt Lake Vocal Artists; Dr. Brady Allred, Conductor

René Clausen: Prayer
Oasis Chorale; Wendell Nisly, Conductor