Lux æterna

Tonight, we proudly welcome Dr. Craig D. Jessop, Stanford alumnus, founding Dean for the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University, and former director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, as our guest conductor.

We also welcome our friend and regular guest keyboardist, Dr. James B. Welch.

Please silence your phones and only applaud or enter & exit the hall between sets. Thank you!

I. Alleluia!

Psalm 150: O Praise God in His Holiness

David Willcocks;
Paraphrase of Psalm 150 by Lowell Mason

Brent Hall, piano; Craig Jessop, guest conductor

Alleluia

Randall Thompson

Craig Jessop, guest conductor

II. Come before His Presence with Singing

Sing Joyfully

William Byrd; Psalm 81:1-4

The Ladies of Mayfield Singers;
Joel Crane and Clayton Watts, tenors;
Reed Olsen and Brent Hall, baritones

Oh! Had I Jubal’s Lyre Joshua

George Frideric Handel; text Thomas Morell

Erin McOmber, soprano; James Welch, piano

Canticum novum

Ivo Antognini; Psalm 96:1-2

Translation

O sing unto the Lord a new song:
sing unto the Lord, all the earth.
Sing unto the Lord, bless his name;
shew forth his salvation from day to day.

III.

Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen Ein deutsches Requiem

Johannes Brahms; Psalm 84:1-2

James Welch, organ; Craig Jessop, guest conductor

Translation

How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth
for the courts of the Lord:
my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

IV. The Song of the Righteous Is a Prayer unto Me

A Prayer of the Middle Ages

Howard Hanson; 8th-century prayer

Down to the River to Pray

American Folk Hymn; arr. Philip Lawson

V.

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

melody from Stralsund Gesangbuch, 1665;
text Catherine Winkworth, from the German;
arr. Mack Wilberg

The Men of Mayfield Singers; James Welch, organ;
Craig Jessop, guest conductor

VI. He Is Risen

Ave verum corpus

Colin Mawby; text Pope Innocent VI, 14th Century

Brent Hall, piano

Translation

Hail the true body, born of the Virgin Mary;
who truly suffered on the cross for man,
from whose side flowed water and blood.
Be for us a foretaste in the trial of death.
O Jesus, son of Mary.

God So Loved the World

Bob Chilcott; John 3:16

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

melody from Lyra Davidica, 1708; text Charles Wesley; arr. Joseph Hoffman

Brent Hall, piano

VII.

Lux æterna “Nimrod,” from the Enigma Variations

Edward Elgar; text from the Requiem mass; arr. John Cameron

Craig Jessop, guest conductor

Translation

May eternal light shine upon them, O Lord,
with Thy saints forever, because Thou art gracious.
Grant them eternal rest, O Lord.

VIII.

Final Symphonie No. 1, Op. 14

Louis Vierne

James Welch, organ solo

IX. His Protecting Grace

His Eye Is on the Sparrow

Charles Gabriel; text Civilla D. Martin;
arr. Shane Warby

Craig Jessop, guest conductor

Wade in the Water

Traditional Spiritual; arr. Allen Koepke

Craig Jessop, guest conductor

Soprano: Mary Stewart Porter, Stephanie Payne Thomas, Becca Warthen,
Taylor Wheeler, Jessica Jardine Wilkes
Alto: Alicia Bellingham, Stephanie Lee Cameron, Sarah Bennion Covert, Elise Crane,
Megan Johnston, Erin McOmber, Linda Watkins
Tenor: Bryce Cameron, Joel Crane, Barrett Hooper, Ryan Richey, David Segrera, Clayton Watts
Bass: Bryan Catanzaro, Jeremy Dittmer, Andy Griffin, Brent Hall, Tyler Johnson,
Reed Olsen, Richard Price, Lex Schindler, Merle Tenney

Mayfield Singers wish to thank:

Menlo Park LDS Stake, rehearsal space

Mission Santa Clara, performance space

Bryant McOmber, legal work

Owen McQueen, recording & editing

Kathryn Stamey, guest hosting

David Downer, program printing

Tally Turner, flier design

And, finally, our many generous donors

Join us again October 12th & 13th, 7:30pm at the Annex — 1105 Valparaiso Ave, Menlo Park

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