Easter Sunday

There’s nothing quite like singing Mozart, and there’s nothing quite like singing Mozart with an orchestra! We are really looking forward to our Easter Sunday service, and extend a warm invitation to all who are able to join us, either in person or online via the Pilgrim YouTube channel. 

Mozart: Missa Brevis in D (K. 194)

At our Easter Sunday service (11am) we will be singing Mozart’s Missa Brevis in D (K. 194) with orchestral accompaniment.  Mozart was only 18 when he wrote the Missa Brevis in D in 1774, but he was already a masterful composer.  Musicologist Elisabeth Southorn points out that this was not only a period of great... Continue Reading →

Buxtehude Cantata Service

The Adelaide Cantata Band will be presenting Buxtehude’s cantata cycle Membra Jesu Nostri, BuxWV 75, (roughly translated as ‘The Seven Wounds of Christ on the Cross’) within the context of a special Holy Saturday service, 16 April, 3pm at Pilgrim.  Buxtehude dedicated the work to his friend Gustav Düben, Director of Music to the King... Continue Reading →

Easter Sunday Orchestral Mass

Mozart was only 18 years old and still living in Salzburg (pictured) when he wrote his Missa Brevis in D (K194). Yet it was already clear that here was a composer who would redefine music.  We are delighted to be presenting this joyful work, full of youthful exuberance yet forged with unmistakable genius, with orchestral... Continue Reading →

Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri

On Saturday, 16 April at 3pm the Adelaide Cantata Band will be presenting a special liturgical setting of Buxtehude’s cantata cycle, Membra Jesu Nostri, BuxWV 75, (roughly translated as ‘The Seven Wounds of Christ on the Cross’). In his biography of Buxtehude, musicologist Gilles Cantagrel observes: ‘Devotion to the wounds of the crucified Christ is... Continue Reading →

Gibbons and the Chapel Royal

We will be singing Gibbons’ Short Service Magnificat and Nunc dimittis at our next Evensong, Saturday 9 April, 5pm.  Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) was barely into his 20s when he became a member of the Chapel Royal, and he remained in the service of the royal household for the rest of his life. While the Chapel... Continue Reading →

Holy Saturday Cantata Service

We are delighted to welcome the Adelaide Cantata Band back to Pilgrim, this time to present Buxtehude’s cantata cycle, Membra Jesu Nostri, BuxWV 75 (roughly translated as ‘The Seven Wounds of Christ on the Cross’). The Adelaide Cantata Band is a welcome addition to Adelaide’s growing early music scene. Under Musical Director Kim Worley, the... Continue Reading →

Evensong Saturday 9 April, 5pm

At our next Evensong we will be singing the a capella Short Service by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625). A key figure in the transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque in English music, Gibbons’ writing is the epitome of courtly gracefulness and refinement.   The photo is of Gibbons’ memorial in Canterbury Cathedral, something we hope to... Continue Reading →

Busy April

Rehearsals are well underway for what is shaping up to be a very busy April at Pilgrim!  Sat 9 April, 5pm: Evensong – Gibbons Short Service Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis Sat 16 April, 3pm: Holy Saturday service with Adelaide Cantata Band – Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri Sun 17 April (Easter Sunday), 11am: Mozart Missa Brevis in D... Continue Reading →

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