Monday, March 7, 2011

Lenten Music at St.Thomas Aquinas




The Gyros String Quintet performs Vivaldi’s “Stabat Mater” and “Nisi Dominus” as part of
the St. Thomas Aquinas Stations of the Cross and Concert Series. Stations begin at 7:00 PM and the concerts follow immediately at 8:00 PM.

Admission is free. For more information, visit the parish website at www.stthomasaquinas.org

Friday, March 18, 2011 at 8:00 PM

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
6306 Kenwood Ave.
Dallas, TX 75214
(map)

Program:

ANTONIO VIVALDI
Nisi Dominus, RV 608 & Stabat Mater, RV 621

Laura Bowden & Lilly Clark, contralto
Gary Schnitzer, violin
Emily Aquin, violin
Norbert Gerl, viola
Francesco Mastromatteo, violoncello
Tony Rosario, bass
Michael Conrady, organ continuo

Get a taste here:



Saturday, March 5, 2011

April & Caleb at Bella Donna Chapel

This mid-day ceremony took place on Saturday, March 5 at a new and unfamiliar location for us: the beautiful “Bella Donna Chapel” in McKinney, which - amongst many things to recommend it highly - has great acoustics (this is a musician's blog after all).

More information about the chapel here.



Program:
Prelude:
Bricusse – “Pure Imagination”
Corelli – “Concerto grosso op. 6, No. 8”
Rota –  Theme from “Romeo & Juliet”
Purcell – Rondeau from “Abdelazar”
Charpentier – “Prelude to Te Deum”
Bach – “Largo” from Concerto for Two Violins


Wedding Party Processional
Pachelbel – “Canon in D”

Bridal Processional
Wagner – “Bridal Chorus”

Recessional
Mendelssohn – “Wedding March”

Postlude
Handel – “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba”
Vivaldi  – “Spring”









Friday, March 4, 2011

Kendall & William

This beautiful ceremony took place on February 19, 2011 at Highland Park United Methodist Church in the main sanctuary.



Program:

Seating of the Families
Handel – “Thanks be to God”

Wedding Party Processional
Pachelbel – “Canon in D”

Bridal Processional
Clarke – “Trumpet Voluntary”

Meditation
Schubert – “Ave Maria”

Recessional
Mendelssohn – “Wedding March”



Gyros String Quartet
Chris Brunt, organ
Tom Booth, trumpet

Images courtesy of: Scott Hagar Photography




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