April 27 | 5:00pm Missa Choralis Series
The Basilica welcomesTucker Moore, baritone vocal soloist, as the featured Missa Choralis Series guest on Saturday, April 27.
Tucker is a versatile conductor, educator, and singer. He has performed with such ensembles as the St. Olaf Choir and the choruses of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, and the London Symphony in the major concert halls of the United States and the UK. Tucker currently serves as the chorus master for the Dakota Valley Symphony and is frequently heard as a cantor, psalmist, and solo artist at The Basilica of St. Mary and the Cathedral of St. Paul.
PROGRAM OF SACRED MUSIC FOR THE MASS
The Trumpet Shall Sound | George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) | No. 48 from Messiah, HWV 56
The trumpet shall sound,
and the dead shall be raised incorruptible,
and We shall be changed.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption
and This mortal must put on immortality.
- I Corinthians 15:52-53
Easter | from Five Mystical Songs | Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Rise heart; thy Lord is risen.
Sing his praise without delayes,
Who takes thee by the hand,
that thou likewise with him may'st rise;
That, as his death calcined thee to dust,
His life may make thee gold, and much more, just.
Awake, my lute, and struggle for thy part with all thy art.
The crosse taught all wood to resound his name, who bore the same.
His stretched sinews taught all strings, what key
Is the best to celebrate this most high day.
Consort both heart and lute, and twist a song pleasant and long;
Or since all musick is but three parts vied and multiplied.
O let thy blessed Spirit bear a part,
And make up our defects with his sweet art.
- George Herbert (1593-1633)
Ave Maria | Giulio Caccini (1551-1618)
Ave Maria. Amen.
Hail, Mary. Amen.