Bach: Erbarme Dich, Mein Gott
New Docto Artists: Solange Merdinian, Voice; Sami Merdinian, Violin; Yves Dharamraj, Cello

Have mercy, my God,
for the sake of my tears!
Look here, heart and eyes
weep bitterly before You.
Have mercy, have mercy!

Thomas Tallis: If ye love me
The King’s Singers

Peter C. Lutkin: The Lord Bless You and Keep You
St. Laurence Catholic Church Choir

How about we welcome the new day with this lovely work?

John David: You are the New Day, arr. Peter Knight
The King’s Singers

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.

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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

I have no idea what they are singing, but this is lovely.

A sea that lulls to rest (danish: et hav der vugger sig til ro)
Music: Matti Borg
Lyrics: Juliane Preisler
Arrangement: Michael Bojesen

Performed by the DR Danish National Girls’ Choir and their conductor Phillip Faber as part of the programme ‘Morgensang med Phillip Faber’ (morning song) on the main Danish public service-channel DR1, Danish Broadcasting Corporation.

A fifth of Denmark’s population has tuned-in to live sing-alongs hosted by state broadcaster DR. On 16 March, Danes woke up to their first day in self-isolation and the conductor Phillip Faber made a short broadcast from home via Facebook. From his own piano, Faber invited viewers to sing along to favourite songs from Denmark’s High School Song Book, Hymn Book and from classic films.
Read more about how singing together creates a community despite corona-isolation:

Learn more about the DR Danish National Girls’ Choir here:
Instagram: @dr.pigekoret

Jakub Józef Orlinski & Aleksander Debicz have a message for you.

stay home, stay home

it ain’t easy, the same four walls
feeling stuck here all day long
only going to a grocery store later to buy some food and toilet paper
don’t be selfish, don’t buy it all
don’t act so stupid
toilet paper ain’t no gold

stay home, stay home

and even if you have to go outside
it’s better not to be for a pleasure ride
strutting around your neighborhood
it’s a bad idea, it ain’t good
do you want to put the rest at risk
that might die when they get sick
no you don’t want that so please just stay inside

stay inside

don’t be selfish, don’t get infected
cause otherwise you might be from society rejected

stay home, stay home

and of course i’m staying at home too,
struggling a lot like all of you
walking with my tied dog frequently
just to be outside sort of legally
pa pa pa, pa pa pa…

don’t be selfish and don’t just roam
seriously i’m telling you, just stay home

stay home, stay home

stay home, i’m telling you stay home
stay home, please stay home
stay home, please stay home

I heard VOCES8 sing this a few years back. I have to admit my tears were not at all slow at that time. This song will forever feed my heart and soul.

VOCES8 sings Orlando Gibbons’ setting of the Passiontide hymn ‘Drop, Drop, Slow Tears’ at the VOCES8 Centre in London. The track forms part of the ensemble’s 15th anniversary recording project, ‘After Silence’, and can be found on all digital music platforms. For more information about the album project, visit

There’s something happening every day as part of our #LiveFromHome sessions, and if you’re enjoying it all, please consider donating via to help us keep producing music in the future.

Drop, drop, slow tears,
And bathe those beauteous feet
Which brought from Heaven
The news and Prince of Peace.

Cease not, wet eyes,
His mercy to entreat;
To cry for vengeance
Sin doth never cease.

In your deep floods
Drown all my faults and fears;
Nor let His eye
See sin, but through my tears.

Phineas Fletcher (1582–1650)

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The Call
From The Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ryan McKinny, Bass Baritone
Peter Walsh, Pianist

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Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life:
Such a Way, as gives us breath:
Such a Truth, as ends all strife:
Such a Life, as killeth death.
Come, My Light, my Feast, my Strength:
Such a Light, as shows a feast:
Such a Feast, as mends in length:
Such a Strength, as makes his guest.
Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart:
Such a Joy, as none can move:
Such a Love, as none can part:
Such a Heart, as joys in love.

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… and here is a lovely way to start it out:

Palestrina: Sicut cervus
Collegium Musicum Almae Matris
Coro e Orchestra dell’Università di Bologna

Editing e mixaggio: Nicola Carli

As a hart longs for the flowing streams,
so longs my soul for thee, O God.