Evensong on May 28, 2015.
Bach Magnificat – University of Nevada, Reno Concert Choir and the Reno Chamber Orchestra conducted by Dr. Perry Jones, St. Theresa Church, March 23 1986
“To the Church of Philadelphia” — Reflections on Revelation 3:7-12
The message of Christ to the Church of Philadelphia, recounted in the book of Revelation, still has an extraordinary relevance to the Churches of Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Paris, and Sydney today. The deeply encouraging words of the Lord to the Philadelphia of old are about evangelization, the liturgy, the kingship of Jesus Christ, and the exhilarating struggle against evil. What does Jesus say to the angel of the Church of Philadelphia Pennsylvania today?
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The fifth movement (Ave Maria) of Nicholas White’s large scale setting of the Magnificat for soprano soloist, choir, organ, brass and percussion. Written in 1997, and premiered at Washington National Cathedral, this performance features Amanda Balestrieri (soprano), Jeff Howard (organist),the Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church, Lubbock, Texas (Gordon McMillan, Minister of Music), FUMC Brass & Percussion, and Nicholas White, conductor.
Jim Metzler directs the Canterbury Choir of Trinity Episcopal Church, Toledo, Ohio at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England in August 1995. Henry Hokans, organist.
Filmed and recorded on 5/18/2017 at King’s Way United Methodist Church in Springfield, MO.
A/V production by Blake Richter Productions.
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Recording made in 2016 by the mixed adult choir of the Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, Texas, for whom it was written. The musical director is Scott Dettra and the organist is L Graham Schultz. This recording was broadcast on Easter Sunday, 17 April 2017.
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