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Choral Evensong, Sun 5/12, San Francisco

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  • David Alban
    Church of the Advent of Christ the King http://www.advent-sf.org music@advent-sf.org (415) 431-5439 Third Sunday Series May 21st, 2006 Solemn Evensong &
    Message 1 of 1 , May 17, 2006
      Church of the Advent of Christ the King
      (415) 431-5439

      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.

      Our Choir

      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.

      Followed by:

      Organ Recital by John Emory Bush, 4:00pm
      Admission free


      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!

      Our Artist

      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.
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