Saturday, December 17th at 7:30 pm
Please join us for our annual Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, sung by the Trinity Cathedral Choir and Choristers, with special guests “Capella” from the Sacramento Children’s Chorus.
Pastorella in F (BWV 590) – Johann Sebastian Bach
Once in Royal David’s City – arranged David Willcocks
Psallite unigenito – Michael Praetorious
Adam Lay ybounden – Boris Ord
An Advent Procession (Veni Redemptor Gentium) – Donald Pearson
A Tender Shoot – Otto Goldschmidt
Christ the Appletree – Stanford Scriven
The Coventry Carol – English Traditional, arranged Mark Hayes
O Magnum Mysterium – Francis Poulenc
Christmas Day – Gustav Holst
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing – arranged David Willcocks
In Dulci Julbilo (BWV 729) – J. S. Bach
The Trinity Cathedral Choir, Canon David Link, organist & choirmaster
The Trinity Cathedral Choristers, Kamilyn Davis , director of choristers
An offering will be taken to benefit the River City Food Bank, during this critical time of year.
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service celebrating the birth of Jesus, which is traditionally followed at Christmas. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings, interspersed with the singing of carols, anthems, and hymns. The service was originally designed by the Reverend Eric Milner-White, and has become known worldwide through the broadcasts from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, England.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is located at 2620 Capitol Avenue at 27th Street in midtown Sacramento. Parking may be available in the Sutter Community garage at 27th and N Streets. www.trinitycathedral.org
Looking at the calendar today, I came to the shocking realization that NorCal AIDS Cycle begins in just ten days! Due to my shoulder injury in a crash last January, I have not trained nearly enough, and I’m still having a fair amount of shoulder pain. It is my intention that I will ride all three-hundred miles this year, but my body may other ideas. We shall see!
For 2016, there is a whole new route in store for us. Next Thursday, we will gather at Raley Field in West Sacramento to begin the long ride through Davis, Winters, and Woodland, all the way to Auburn. We will be “base-camping” at the Gold Country Fairgrounds for the next few days. And then on Sunday, we will have a short mostly downhill ride to the State Capitol for the closing ceremony.
Fund-raising has gone very well though. My annual benefit organ recital at Trinity Cathedral brought in $1,500 which I shared with my two River City Roadies teammates. I have met my fund raising goal, and am now helping my teammates to reach their goals too. My teammate Joan could really use a boost in her fund-raising right now. If you have not yet made a contribution to NCAC for 2016, just click the link below to support us!
I want to express my deepest thanks to everyone who has contributed to NCAC for 2016. Your donations really make a difference to someone in our community, suffering from HIV/AIDS. And who knows…. maybe this terrible disease will be eliminated once and for all, and I can just ride my bike for fun!
It is only a few weeks until I take off on my sixth edition of NorCal AIDS Cycle. Whew…. where did the time go??
As part of my fund-raising efforts, I presented a benefit organ concert at Trinity Cathedral last weekend, and it was a great success both musically and monetarily. We had a great turnout, and raised nearly $1,500 for NCAC. I was assisted by my two team-mates from The River City Roadies cycling team, and the proceeds from the concert are being shared with them.
My training is way behind what I had hoped it would be. The shoulder injury I sustained in a crash back on a January ride, is still giving me trouble, so I have not been riding as much as I would like. But I seem to be getting in an increasing number of rides in these days, so hope to be ready with the ride begins in just a few short weeks.
The ride starts at Raley Field on Thursday morning, May 12th, and will make our way up to Auburn. The next three days we will be basecamping at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, and on the final day we will ride back down to Sacramento for our triumphant finish at the State Capitol.
I want to thank everyone for their support in this endeavor. Your support really makes a difference to people in our communities, suffering from HIV/AIDS! If you haven’t yet contributed for 2016, just click the link below to make a tax-deductible donation. And I would ask you to support my two River City Roadies team-mates Joan Purser and Gayle Monroe, so that all of our team will be able to ride on May 12th!
Three chorale settings for Eastertide – J. S. Bach
Two short pieces – Samuel Wesley
Tuba Tune in D – C. S. Lang
Cantilena (Sonata 11, opus 148) – Josef Rheinberger
Fantasia on “Tonus Peregrinus” (opus 98 #1) – Josef Rheinberger
Berceuse (24 Pieces en Style Libre, opus 31) – Louis Vierne
Pim’s Toccata (1982) – Alan Wilson
The concert is played on the Cathedral’s twenty-nine rank Reuter Pipe organ, which has recently undergone a thorough restoration and enlargement. The antiphonal “Processional” division has just been completed by Schoenstein and Co organ builders, and is stunning!
The suggested minimum donation is $10, but donations of any size, large or small will be gratefully accepted, and will make a big impact in our community.
Trinity Cathedral is located at 2620 Capitol Avenue at 27th Street in mid-town Sacramento. Parking is usually available on the street (FREE on Sunday), or in the Sutter Garage at 27th and N Streets ($5 flat rate on weekends).
With dry weather prevailing for most of February, it seemed a good time to jump-start my training for NorCal AIDS Cycle… now just ten weeks away. I had worked out a nice thirty-four mile loop ride, using the new Cosumnes Boulevard extension, heading down to the town of Franklin, and then heading back on River Road along the Sacramento River. Unfortunately, fate had other ideas. There is a spot where Franklin Boulevard crosses some S P railroad tracks at a pretty sharp angle. I tried to get perpendicular to make a safe crossing, but my front wheel slid into the gap next to the track, and I came down on the pavement pretty hard.
The result was a lot of shoulder and neck pain, but nothing broken it appears. But a month later I’m still pretty sore. So it has cramped my training a little bit. But two weeks later, with a multi-day bike tour on the horizon, I nervously got back on the bike, and started training again.
Fund-raising has been in full swing, and donations are starting to come in. For the previous five years, I have been one of the top fundraisers for NCAC. I really don’t want to be competitive about it, but I really can’t help it! My biggest fund-raising event each Spring is a benefit pipe organ recital at Trinity Cathedral. This year it will be on Sunday, April 17th at 4:00 pm. More details can be found here: NCAC benefit organ recital I hope you will be able to come for an afternoon of great music on our newly restored Cathedral organ, and also to support this excellent cause.
Once again, I am asking you to help me make my goal of raising eight-thousand dollars for NorCal AIDS Cycle. This worthy organization supports organizations who support our neighbors suffering from HIV/AIDS, and helping to prevent new infections. Thank you for your support!