Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Christmas Schedule of the St Ann Choir in Palo Alto, California

The St Ann Choir will observe the following schedule for the major feasts of the Christmas season, with a typically magnificent program of sacred music. Please note that the Masses will be celebrated at the church of St Thomas Aquinas, located at 751 Waverly St at Homer, but the Vespers on New Year’s Eve will be at the St Ann Chapel, located at 541 Melville Avenue at Tasso; both churches are in Palo Alto.

Monday, December 24, at midnight
The Midnight Mass of Christmas (Dominus dixit ad me) , with Willam Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices. Organ music and carols begin at 11:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 25, at noon
Sung Mass for Christmas Day (Puer natus est), with Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Missa O Magnum Mysterium

Monday, December 31, 8:00 p.m.
First Vespers of the Solemnity Of Mary, including Josquin Des Prez’s setting of the five psalm antiphons (O admirabile commercium et al.), the hymn by Guillaume Dufay, and Jean Mouton’s St Ann motet

Tuesday, January 1 at 12:00 noon
The Solemnity of Mary, with Cristóbal de Morales’ Missa Caça

Sunday, January 6, at noon
The feast of the Epiphany, with Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Missa O magnum mysterium

Sunday, January 13, at noon
The feast of the Baptism of Christ, with Ludwig Senfl’s Missa Nisi Dominus.

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