2012-2013 CLASSISCAL CONCERT SERIES
MUSIC AT INCARNATION
SEPT - MAY
SCOTT DETTRA ORGAN RECITAL
NEW YORK POLYPHONY
DALLAS BACH SOCIETY
DEC 21, 22, 31 | FEB 16 | MAR 16
KEN COWAN ORGAN RECITAL
A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONSALL & CAROLS SOULS’
DEC 9 & 16
ORPHEUS CHAMBER SINGERS
CHOIR OF NEW COLLEGE, OXFORD
COMBINED CHOIRS OF INCARNATION
TO THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD WE WILL USE OUR GIFT OF SONG, WITH ALL OF OUR HEARTS AND MINDS IN PRAYER, AND IN SERVICE TO CHRIST AND HIS PEOPLE ON EARTH. THE RIGHT REVEREND ANTHONY J. BURTON, RECTOR THE REVEREND T. GREGORY METHVIN, VICE RECTOR THE REVEREND MATTHEW S. C. OLVER THE REVEREND HARRY H. HILL
SCOTT DETTRA, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC JUSTIN BROOKS, CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP MUSIC LEADER KAYCEE LOGSDON, MUSIC DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATOR KEITH FRANKS, ASSISTANT ORGANIST ROBERT DICKS, ORGAN SCHOLAR JENNIFER ALARCON, CHILDREN’S CHOIRS DIRECTOR CHARLIE MOORE, YOUTH CHOIR DIRECTOR
DEAR FRIENDS I
t is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the 2012â€“2013 Music at Incarnation concert series. As you will see in the following pages, we have a very exciting program planned, featuring some of the finest music ever written for the Church. Our guest artists this season include the choir of New College, Oxford, a choir of men and boys who, despite their name, bring to us a 600-year tradition as one of the finest Anglican choirs in the world. On the other end of the spectrum, New York Polyphony (founded just six years ago) has burst onto the scene as one of the most exciting vocal chamber groups of our time. This four-voice ensemble combines a deep love of Medieval and Renaissance repertoire with a strong commitment to contemporary music and they are thrilling audiences everywhere they perform. In addition to world-class choral music, we will welcome Ken Cowan for a solo recital on our Noack pipe organ. Recently appointed to the faculty of Rice University, Mr. Cowan is known for his dazzling
artistry, impeccable technique, and imaginative programming. It is no wonder why he is among the most sought-after concert organists in the nation. The season will be bookended by our own musicians. I will open the series with a solo organ recital in September and we will close the year in May with a concert by our excellent combined choirs. In addition to our concert series proper, you can hear some of the most beautiful sacred music ever written on a weekly basis at the Church of the Incarnation. Whether in the context of a Sunday morning Holy Communion, weekly Choral Evensong, or one of the special liturgies outlined in this brochure, it is our goal, through the power and beauty of music, to open an avenue to heaven and draw the listener that much closer to Almighty God. We hope you will join us!
Scott Dettra, Director of Music photo by steven haal
SCOTT DETTRA ORGAN RECITAL TUES, SEPT 19 AT 7PM ORGAN RECITAL BY SCOTT DETTRA, INCARNATIONâ€™S NEWLY APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF MUSIC Scott Dettra comes to Incarnation from Washington, D.C., where he served for five years as Organist and Associate Director of Music at Washington National Cathedral. He has been hailed as one of the finest concert organists of his generation, and his performances are noted for their clarity, rhythmic intensity, and musical elegance. A reception will follow the recital to meet and greet our new Director of Music.
photo by bernice weber
[SCOTT DETTRA] HAS BEEN HAILED AS ONE OF THE FINEST CONCERT ORGANISTS OF HIS GENERATION...
PRAISED FOR A
“RICH, NATURAL SOUND
THAT’S LARGER AND MORE COMPLEX THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS” —NPR
photo courtesy of publicradio.org
New York Polyphony is establishing a reputation as one of the world’s finest vocal chamber ensembles. Praised for “a rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts” (National Public Radio) the four men deliver dynamic performances in a wide range of styles. The quartet applies not only refined musicianship and interpretive detail but also a uniquely modern sensibility to its varied repertoire, which ranges from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary works.
Ken Cowan is one of the most sought-after concert organists in North America. He has performed solo recitals across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Through his many recordings and live performances, he has gained a well-deserved reputation as a true master of his art. Don’t miss what will surely be one of the most anticipated organ recitals in Dallas this season.
HIS PLAYING WAS NOTHING SHORT OF
SUPERB —THE DIAPASON, PHILADELPHIA, PA
photo by jim cunningham
CHOIR OF NEW COLLEGE, OXFORD SUN, APRIL 7 AT 4PM “...THE YOUNG BOYS WHO MAKE UP THIS CHOIR PRODUCE A
WONDERFULLY FRESH SOUND...”
—MICHAEL CHURCH, THE INDEPENDENT
Founded in the year 1379, The Choir of New College, Oxford is one of the oldest and most illustrious examples of England’s rich choral heritage. Comprised of 16 boy choristers and about 14 men, the choir’s primary function is to sing Choral Evensong each day during the school term. Under the direction of Dr. Edward Higginbottom since 1976, the choir has achieved international recognition and has brought choral music of high quality to an increasingly wide-ranging public through more than 70 recordings and many criticallyacclaimed concerts throughout the world.
photo by j. w. thomas
COMBINED INCARNATION CHOIRS FRI, MAY 17 AT 7PM THE COMBINED CHOIRS OF THE CHURCH OF THE INCARNATION As the concert season comes to a close, we hope you will join us as the combined choirs of the Church of the Incarnation sing a concert featuring highlights of our repertoire from the past year. With repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to the best of 20th-century choral music, this will be an excellent opportunity to showcase our fine choirs in a rare concert setting. photo by lauren larsen
KEEPING ALIVE THE GLORIOUS TREASURE OF
ANGLICAN SACRED MUSIC IN TODAY’S WORLD — BRINGING THIS GIFT TO NEW
GENERATIONS OF CHRISTIANS SO THAT OUR PRAYERS MAY BE UNITED TO THOSE OF OUR ANCESTORS, photo by jim morris
RISING TO GOD AS INCENSE
CHURCH OF THE INCARNATION IS ONE OF FEW AMERICAN CHURCHES WHERE ONE CAN EXPERIENCE THE SERVICE OF EVENSONG IN ITS
FULL CHORAL GLORY Perhaps the most quintessential of Anglican services, Choral Evensong has been sung in English cathedrals, collegiate chapels, and parishes since the sixteenth century. Offered weekly at the Church of the Incarnation, this service combines psalms, canticles, prayers, and an anthem sung by the choir with readings from Holy Scripture, allowing the worshipper to refresh the soul and inform the mind. photo by jim rogers
image courtesy of Bodleian Library, Oxford
“…THERE IS SUCH A THING AS THE
HOLINESS OF BEAUTY
, AND [INCARNATION] CERTAINLY DISPENSES IT…” -SCOTT CANTRELL, DALLAS MORNING NEWS
photo by steven haal
Join us as we commend to God all the faithful departed in a service featuring Victoria’s hauntingly beautiful setting of the Requiem. Composed in 1603, this work is widely considered to be one of the masterpieces of the Renaissance. Experience the Requiem in the context for which it was written, within a Solemn celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
photo courtesy of wga.hu
LESSONS & CAROLS SUN, DEC 9 & 16 AT 5PM A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS & CAROLS Christmas Lessons and Carols is one of the glorious traditions of Anglican worship. Sung annually at Incarnation since 1957, this service traces the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus through biblical readings, congregational hymns, and carols sung by the choir. Join us for this festive service, which is one of the staples of the holiday season in Dallas.
CAROLS AND HYMNS,
ANCIENT & MODERN
, TRACE THE ARC OF THE CHRIST STORY FROM THE TREE IN EDEN TO THE STABLE IN BETHLEHEM. photo by of steven haal
HOLY WEEK MARCH 27 - 31 The Sacred Triduum The Three Sacred Days
MAUNDY THURSDAY CHORAL HOLY COMMUNION THURS, MARCH 28 AT 7PM with footwashing and the stripping of the Altar, followed by the Vigil at the Altar of Repose with the Blessed Sacrament (ends on Good Friday at 12 noon)
JOIN US AS WE COMMEMORATE
THE HOLIEST WEEK OF THE CHRISTIAN YEAR AND WALK WITH JESUS AS HE MAKES HIS WAY TO CROSS.
SOLEMN LITURGY OF GOOD FRIDAY FRI, MARCH 29 AT 12PM & 6PM with the Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion from the Pre-Sanctified Gifts THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER SAT, MARCH 30 AT 8PM with the Kindling of the New Fire; the Vigil Lessons that tell the story of redemption from Adam to Jesus Christ; the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation for adults; and the first Easter celebration of Holy Communion
photo by of steven haal
THE SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION: EASTER DAY SUN, MARCH 31 Choral Holy Communion at 7, 9 and 11:15am Uptown Contemporary Service at 9 and 11:15am photo by of steven haal
ORPHEUS CHAMBER SINGERS Christmas by candlelight Thursday, December 20 | 8PM
INDIGENOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE —THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
photo courtesy of orpheuschambersingers.org
photo courtesy of dallasnews.com
DALLAS BACH SOCIETY Handel’s Messiah Friday, December 21 | 7PM photo courtesy of dallasbach.org
THE DALLAS BACH SOCIETY PRODUCTION FEATURES ‘MESSIAH‘ IN ITS FULL-BLOWN THREE-HOUR
GLORY —WAYNE LEE GAY, D MAGAZINE
Handel’s Messiah Saturday, December 22 | 7PM New Year’s Eve with the Bach Family Monday, December 31 | 7PM Cantatas of Handel & Bach feat. Ava Pine, Soprano Saturday, February 16 | 8PM Handel’s La Resurrezione Saturday, March 16 | 8PM
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