Choral Evensong, Sun 5/12, San Francisco
- Church of the Advent of Christ the King
Third Sunday Series
May 21st, 2006
Solemn Evensong & Benediction, 3:00pm
Schola Adventus, director, Paul M. Ellison
Tantum ergo David Conte,
The Gloucester Service Herbert Howells
Descendi in hortum meum G. P. da Palestrina
Preces & Responses William Smith
Please join us for the last of this season's Third Sunday Series. At
3:00pm Schola Adventus, directed by Paul M Ellison will sing Solemn
Evensong & Benediction. Experience music in the context for which it
was written in one of San Francisco's best acoustics. The setting of
the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis will be the setting Herbert Howells
wrote for Gloucester Cathedral in England in 1946, when he was at the
height of his compositional powers. Howells' style, which
acknowledges a debt to his Renaissance forbears and his liking for
the Impressionistic harmonies of his French contemporaries is an
unique voice in twentieth-century choral music, and invokes a
powerful sense of transendance at several moments during the work.
During Benediction, the Schola will sing David Conte's haunting
setting of Tantum ergo, commissioned by Church of the Advent last year.
Schola Adventus is the distinguished resident choir of the Church of
the Advent of Christ the King, San Francisco, the city's historic
downtown Anglo-Catholic parish. Led by English choir director Paul M
Ellison, it specialises in unaccompanied Renaissance polyphony, and
the repertoire of the English Cathedral tradition.
Organ Recital by John Emory Bush, 4:00pm
Johann Sebastian Bach
Fantasia in G minor
Aria from the Orchestral Suite in D Major
Allegro and Grave from Concerto No. 1 in G Major
Chorale Preludes: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern,
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor
A Reception in Lathrop Hall follows at 4.45pm
This is the final concert of this season. Our Third Season begins on
Sunday September 17th, 2006 with Solemn Evensong & Benediction at
3:00pm, and a concert by Schola Cantorum San Francisco, directed by
John Renke at 4:00pm.
Please mark your calendars now!
John Emory Bush John Emory Bush began musical studies at the age of
seven in his native Michigan. Trained as a conductor, pianist,
organist, and harpist, he has a master's degree from the Juilliard
School and a bachelor's degree from Albion College in Michigan. Mr.
Bush has been privileged to study and coach with the distinguished
conductors Leonard Bernstein, Erich Leinsdorf, Helmuth Rilling, and
Robert Shaw. In 1988, he was one of five (and the only American) to
study conducting with Antal Dorati in Bern and Basel, Switzerland. In
summer 1991, Mr. Bush joined the faculty of the American Institute of
Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, where he coached singers and
appeared in recitals. For most of the past decade, Mr. Bush was a
member of the vocal coaching and accompanying staff at the San
Francisco Conservatory of Music, and director of choral activities at
the College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA.
In addition to his Bay Area positions as music director & conductor
of the San Francisco Concert Chorale and conductor & artistic
director of the Valley Choral Society, Livermore, CA, Mr. Bush has
recently become organist and director of music for St. Matthew's
Cathedral in Dallas, Texas. This appointment comes after several
years of service as organist and director of music at St. Paul's
Episcopal Church, Burlingame, CA. In recent months, Mr. Bush has
attended the national conference of Chorus America and the American
Choral Directors Association meeting, and was a delegate at the 5th
World Choral Symposium in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.