The music for All Saints Sunday includes our favorite All Saints hymns. At the processional announcing the day’s theme we sing, “For all the saints, who from their labors rest.” At the Communion, Katy Williams sing the aria from Messiah “I know that my Redeemer liveth”, Handel’s second greatest musical affirmation of eternal life. The Communion hymn is an allusion to our saints’ Heavenly souls, “Who are these like stars appearing.” Are you looking for the hymn “When the Saints go marching in?” The tune is embedded in the sung response to the Litany of the Saints which will be chanted in procession at the Sequence. Introducing the Litany and after the reading of the Gospel, we sing three verses concluding the Gospel Procession. At the prelude the Canterbury Choir sings a setting of the hymn “I sing a song of the saints of God” preceded by Harvey Gaul’s transcription of Richard Strauss’ “All Souls Day.” Harvey Gaul was organist and choirmaster for 35 years at Calvary Episcopal Church, from 1910-1945.
At the offertory the chancel choir sings from Messiah, G. F. Handel’s greatest affirmation of eternal life; the duet “O death, where is thy sting?” followed by the choral response,” But thanks be to God!”
Free Concert For a Loving Community
Our next Friends of Music Concert on Sunday Nov. 18 at 4:00 pm is different from all others. If you enjoy the songs of indie pop, the free expression of jazz and the rhythms of slam poetry, this concert is for you! Why? - “Because it is a concert of unity!” This multi-faceted celebration of community, and love across difference features a free performance, including:
NAT28 Music Ensemble
State Representative Dan Miller
Bower Hill Presbyterian Church
Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills
Temple Emanuel of South Hills
We are excited to be part of a community working to end discrimination, as loving our neighbors is one of our most cherished values.