Lent 2013 Lunchtime Recital Flyer Lunch Hour Recitals, featuring St. James’ organ, are offered free of charge during the seasons of Advent and Lent. Recitals begin at 12:15 sharp and last either 30 or 45 minutes as specified below. Bring your lunch if you wish, and stay for coffee or tea and to meet the performer(s) afterward.
The Six Week Detailed Program is here:
Lent Recitals 2013 – Program.
Lent 2013 - Tuesday February 17 to Tuesday March 26 – 12:15-13:00
The eYe of the ORGAN: Great Music in the World’s History
Volume II – The French Masters – Christopher Dawes, host and performer
Why does music sound the way it does?
How did it get that way?
What will it sound like tomorrow?
What is the essence of music in national traditions?
What did broader history contribute to the music we love?
What does that music tell us about ourselves?
The popular annual Lenten ‘eYe of the ORGAN’ lunch hour organ recital series is a reflective look at God’s incredible creations of music and humankind. Christopher Dawes selects a national school of organ composition and leads you on a six-week journey from its earliest roots to its latest expressions. The magnificent and eclectic organ of St. James’ Anglican Church in Dundas and the church’s intimate acoustics become your concert hall and lecture theatre.
St. James’ Anglican Church
137 Melville Street, Dundas
The eYe of the ORGAN
Volume II - The French Masters
Christopher Dawes, FRCCO, M.A. (Music Criticism)
host and performer
Tuesday, February 26
François Couperin (1668–1733)
Nicholas Clérambault (1676–1749)
& Alexandre François Boëly (1785–1858)
Tuesday, March 5
Louis James Lefébure-Wély (1817–1869)
César Franck (1822–1890)
& Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)
Tuesday, March 12
Camille Saint Saëns (1835-1921)
Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)
Charles Tournemire (1870–1939)
& Louis Vierne (1870–1937)
Tuesday, March 19
Marcel Dupré (1886–1971)
Jéhan Alain (1911–1940)
& Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986)
Tuesday, March 26
Jean Langlais (1907–1991)
Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992)
& Naji Hakim (1955–)