About the Organ
OPUS 19: The firm's nineteenth instrument is their largest to date and their first four-manual organ. There are three 32-foot stops, one of the first 19th-century clarinet free reeds in the USA in modern times and a set of horizontal trumpets in a tribute to the great organs of Spain.Read more »
Monday, March 3, 2014
University of Houston Moores Concert Chorale
Betsy Cook Weber, DirectorThe University of Houston Moores Concert Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Betsy Cook Weber, will sing Frank Martin's 1924 Mass for Double Choir. This special Mass is free and open to the public.
The Chorale will sing within the context of a special Mass, the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, in Latin, celebrated by guest presider Fr. Michael Earthman. The Mass propers are from the Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart, and will include sung Gregorian chants from pre-1929. Organ music within the Mass will be written specifically for this set of Gregorian chants, Sacritissimi Cordis Jesu, from Charles Tournemire's 1930 L'Orgue Mystique, played by Dr. Crista Miller. All of the music, though contemporary in nature, is meditative and was of special personal devotion for each of the composers, Martin and Tournemire.
This is an excellent opportunity for anyone wishes to experience a Latin Mass, and great sacred vocal and organ music within the liturgy: side-by-side Latin-and-English translations will be provided for the aid of the assembly's participation. Please join us!
Friday, March 7, 2014
12:45 - 1:15 p.m.
First Friday Organ Recital (free & open to public)
University of Houston faculty, alumni & students