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Members of Cathedral Choir |  Cathedral Cantorei
Jubilate! Young Women's Ensemble | Schola Cantorum 
Joseph Adam, Director of Music & Cathedral Organist
Stacey Sunde, Director of Youth Music
Christopher Stroh, Assistant Director of Music & Cathedral Organist

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CHRISTMAS EVE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24

- 5:30pm Vigil Mass of Christmas – members of Jubilate! Young Women's Ensemble and Schola Cantorum
Prelude begins at approximately 5:10pm

Organ Prelude: Claude-Bénigne Balbastre –Oû s'en vont ces gais bergers – Where are these cheerful shepherds going?
Choral Carols: Michael Prætorius – Lo, how a Rose
- Michael Prætorius, arr. Barry Rose – Come, thou Redeemer of the earth
Congregational Carol: IRBY – Once in Royal David's City
Choral Carol: trad. Polish, arr. David Illif – Infant holy, Infant lowly
Congregational Carol: STILLE NACHT – Silent Night
Entrance: ADESTE FIDELES, arr. David Willcocks – O come, all ye faithful
Gloria: Jessica French – St. James Gloria (world premiere)
Song as the Children Gather for the Blessing of the Crib Figures: trad. Filipino carol – Ang pasko
Offertory: trad., arr. Andrew Carter – Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Communion: trad. English, arr. Illif – The seven joys of Mary
- trad. German, arr. Barry Rose – Still, still, still
Procession: Mendelssohn, arr. Willcocks – Hark, the herald angels sing
Postlude: Johann Sebastian Bach – In dulci jubilo
- Eugène Gigout – Rhapsodie sur des Noëls

- 9:30pm Carol Service – members of St. James Cathedral Choir

Entrance: CREATOR ALME SIDERUM – Creator of the stars of night
Congregational Carol: VENI EMMANUEL: O come, O come, Emmanuel
Choral Carol: Thomas Hewitt Jones – What child is this?
Congregational Carol: MENDELSSOHN, arr. Richard Webster – Hark! the herald angels sing
Choral Carol: Pietro Yon – Gesù bambino
Congregational Carol: GLORIA – Angels we have heard on high
Choral Carol: French, arr. David Willcocks – Masters in this hall
Congregational Carol: ST. LOUIS – O little town of Bethlehem
Choral Carol: Hans Leo Hassler – Verbum caro factus est

- 10:00pm Christmas Mass during the Night – members of Cathedral Choir with Cathedral Brass

Entrance: ADESTE FIDELES, trad. Latin, arr. Bern H. Herbolsheimer and David Willcocks – O come, all ye faithful
Gloria: Jessica French – St. James Gloria
Responsorial Psalm: Peter Latona – Psalm 96
Alleluia: VOM HIMMEL HOCH Bach, adapt. St. James Cathedral
Creed: Et incarnatus est from Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Missa Brevis
Offertory Motet: Bern H. Herbolsheimer – Once in Royal David's City
Offertory Song: STILLE NACHT, arr. Bob Chilcott – Silent Night
Communio: Chant – In splendoribus sanctorum
Communion: Rutter – Nativity Carol
Processional Carol: ANTIOCH, arr. Richard Webster and Bern H. Herbolsheimer – Joy to the world (Psalm 98)
Postlude: Eugène Gigout – Rhapsodie sur des Noëls

CHRISTMAS DAY – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25

- 8:00am & 5:30pm Masses – organ & cantor – Emily Amesquita, soloist

- 10:00am & 12:00pm Masses – members of Cathedral Choir with Cathedral Brass

Organ Prelude: Louis-Claude Daquin –Noël: Grand jeu et duo
Entrance: ADESTE FIDELES, trad. Latin, arr. Bern H. Herbolsheimer and David Willcocks – O come, all ye faithful
Gloria: Jessica French – St. James Gloria
Responsorial Psalm: Peter Latona – Psalm 96
Alleluia: VOM HIMMEL HOCH Bach, adapt. St. James Cathedral
Creed: Et incarnatus est from Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Missa Brevis
Offertory Motet (10am & 12pm): Bern H. Herbolsheimer – Once in Royal David's City
Offertory (8:00am & 5:30pm): Marcel Dupré – In dulci jubilo
Offertory Carol: ST. LOUIS – O Little Town of Bethlehem
Communio: Chant – Viderunt omnes
Communion (10am & 12pm): John Rutter – Nativity Carol
Communion (8am & 5:30pm): Pietro Yon – Gesù bambino
Hymn of Praise: STILLE NACHT, arr. Bob Chilcott – Silent night
Processional Carol: ANTIOCH, arr. Richard Webster and Bern H. Herbolsheimer – Joy to the world (Psalm 98)
Postlude: Eugène Gigout – Rhapsodie sur des Noëls

- 4:00pm Vespers – organ & cantors

HOLY FAMILY – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26

Organ Prelude: Henri Mulet – "Noël" from Esquisses Byzantines
or
Louis-Claude Daquin – Noël: Bon Joseph écoutez mois

- 10:00am & 12:00pm Masses – Cathedral Cantorei
Choral Motets:
Will Todd – My Lord has come
Philip Stopford – Lully, Lulla, Lullay


- All Masses on 12/26/2021 were organ & cantor only, due to snow and ice.

NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA CONCERT: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31 at 11:00pm

Postponed to February 5

Antonio Vivaldi – Gloria and Magnificat
Arcangelo Corelli – Christmas Concerto
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MARY, MOTHER OF GOD – SATURDAY, JANUARY 1

Organ Prelude: Olivier Messiaen – "The Virgin" from La Nativité
Organ Procession: French, arr. Keith Chapman – Bring a torch, Jeanette Isabella

- 10:00am & 12:00pm Masses – Women of the Cathedral Cantorei
Choral Motets:
Gabriel Fauré – Maria, Mater gratiæ
Camille Saint-Saëns – Ave Maria

- Friday 12/31 - 5:30pm Mass; Saturday 1/1 - 8am & 5:30pm Masses – organ & cantor

EPIPHANY – SUNDAY, JANUARY 2

Organ Prelude:
Harrison Oxley – Whence is that Goodly Fragrance
or
Olivier Messiaen – "Les Mages" (The Wise Men) from La Nativité
Organ Procession:
Johann Sebastian Bach – Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 547
or
Olivier Messiaen – "Dieu parmi nous" (God among us) from La Nativité

- 10:00am Mass – Members of Cathedral Choir
Choral Motets:
Herbert Howells – Here is the little door
Will Todd – My lord has come

- 5:30pm Mass – Women of St. James Schola

GALA CONCERT: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 at 8:00pm

Cathedral Cantorei and period Baroque chamber orchestra

Antonio Vivaldi – Gloria and Magnificat
Arcangelo Corelli – Christmas Concerto
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