Musical Meditations for Lent
The Music Department of Christ Church Cathedral will be offering a series of musical meditations through the season of lent. New videos will be released each Friday at 10 a.m. featuring professional musicians from the Cathedral community. We hope this series will become part of your Lenten journey and permit you a few moments each week to set aside your routine and enjoy beautiful music performed by familiar faces.
Flutist Ann Fairbanks performs three pieces for flute and piano by David Ashley White, Marcel Poot, and Thaddeus Kozuch. She concludes her program with the hauntingly beautiful work "Poem," composed by her father, Thaddeus, and dedicated to her mother, Jacqueline. Dr. Fairbanks serves on the music faculty of the University of St. Thomas, where she teaches music history, music theory and appreciation, flute, and chamber music. Cathedral Organist Daryl Robinson accompanies her on the Steinway & Sons piano located in Sanders Hall.
Mezzo-soprano Hannah Shea and Cathedral Organist Daryl Robinson perform Joby Bell's arrangement of "It is well with my soul." Dr. Bell writes, "This hymn has endured, and the story behind the text is probably well known by now. Spafford's wife and four daughters were on a trans-Atlantic crossing when their ship collided with another, and the four daughters drowned. Mrs. Spafford's message in her telegram is now echoed in sermons, blogs, Sunday School lessons, and moving stories everywhere: 'Saved alone.' This arrangement seeks to illustrate the calm of the ocean and life's troubled waters."
February 19: Hannah Shea, mezzo-soprano
February 26: Ann Fairbanks, flute
March 5: Jeanne and Norman Fischer, piano and cello
March 12: Bob Simpson, organ
March 10: MENDELIZ Música para Cristo
March 26: Musicians from The Well
April 2: Daryl Robinson, organ