Join with the Central Florida Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Orlando Brass Quintet to celebrate the season of Easter in song. Among the hymns included on the program will be Jesus Christ Is Risen Today, O Sons and Daughters, Now the Green Blade Rises. Come even if you just want to listen because this will be a glorious occasion to bask in the joy of Eastertide.
The Lenten Penance service is on the calendar for this Thursday. As mentioned for the previous Secret Concert, this will be over one hour of quiet reflective improvisations on seasonal themes as people go to individual confession. More information is now here.
A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with the Basilica Choir and the Emerald String Quartet
Erin Go Bragh! Hear traditional Irish favorites along with new with a Celtic flavor composed by Robert Kerr.
Wm. Glenn Osborne, organist
Dr. William Picher, director
Choristers from Central Florida American Guild of Organists member choirs will perform The Crucifixion by John Stainer.
Ben Lane, Canon Musician at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke will conduct.
Wm. Glenn Osborne will serve as organist.
A free will offering will be collected to benefit the scholarship fund of the CFAGO.
Experience Palestrina’s sublime a cappella choral masterpiece, “Missa Papae Marcelli” in the context of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Also includes the premier of two new compositions in the style of Palestrina- a setting of Psalm 23 and Salvator Mundi– by Wm. Glenn Osborne who will serve as organist for the celebration. Bishop John Noonan will preside.
The Basilica Choir under the direction of William Picher.
All are welcome, no tickets required.
Join us as the Festival Singers of Florida, conducted by Dr. Kevin Fenton, celebrates British Choral music, including Vaughan Williams, Taverner, and the newly composed Missa Brevis by Jonathan Dove. The “crowning moment” will surely be the Rutter Gloria, including full brass and organ.
Usually twice a year (Advent and Lent), I play background music during the sacrament of reconciliation at the parish where I serve as music minister. While at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, I had a few fans, usually choir members, who would stick around until the end of confessions just to listen to me play. Because I end up playing for almost an hour, it occurred to me that is basically a concert performance. There will be no applause and all of the music will remain subdued. Most of the time, I improvise on familiar seasonal melodies, though I usually have a small stack of repertoire on hand to play when my mind needs a break from the prolonged restrained improvising. All are welcome to attend. The service will start at 7pm with a Liturgy of the Word with the “concert” starting when everyone is dismissed to go to individual confession, probably around 7:30.
The Basilica’s annual celebration of Advent and Christmas music featuring favorites for choir and orchestra. And don’t forget the sing-along! This is the most popular Basilica concert, so come early for the best seats. Preceeding the concert at 5:30 p.m. will be an open house at the Basilica Gift Shop and Museum, with complimentary refreshments.
Wm. Glenn Osborne, organist
William Picher, conductor
Originally called Armistice Day, which marked the end of hostilities during World War I, this day has been known as Veterans Day since 1954. Come honor our Armed Services Veterans and those who are currently serving with inspiring music by the Basilica Choir and Brass Ensemble directed by William Picher.
Wm. Glenn Osborne, organist.