Slideshow image

For the past ten years Christ Church Cathedral has organized a musical celebration on the feast day of St Cecilia, the patron saint of music, with continuous live performances throughout the day.  As this year we are unable to present an in-person event, we'd like to share with you a broad range of musical videos sent to us by the many performers who are connected with the music program at Christ Church Cathedral. Thank you to all the artists who submitted videos - you can learn more about each of the artists (and subscribe to their social media) by following the links with each video. 

Enjoy this uniquely virtual St. Cecilia's Day! 

Emmanuel Arakélian, organ

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Johann Ludwig Krebs
Performer: Emmanuel Arakélian, organ

Benjamin Butterfield, tenor / Cassandra Lemoine, soprano

"What passion cannot music raise or quell" from Ode for St. Cecilia's Day 
George Frideric Handel
Performer: Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Cassandra Lemoine, soprano; Bach Choir of Bethlehem (Greg Funfgeld, conductor)

Fox Glove / Auburn Blind

Auld Lang Syne 
Performers: Fox Glove and Auburn Blind

Jorge Eduardo Flores Carrizales, piano

Suite de los niños (Children suite)
Domingo Lobato 
Performer: Jorge Eduardo Flores Carrizales, piano 

Alex Chen

Urge me no more
Henry Purcell
Performer: Alex Chen

The Christ Church Cathedral Choir

I syng of a mayden 
Kathleen Allen
Performers: The Christ Church Cathedral Choir


Taladh Chriosda 
Rev. Ronald Rankin
Performers: Cookeilidh (Dave Cook, Woody Wilson, Tom Pogson, Kim Cook)

Marc Destrubé, violin

A Prelude for the Violin
Thomas Baltzar
Performer: Marc Destrubé

Robert Jan Dukarm, organ

Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582   
Johann Sebastian Bach  
Performer:  Robert Jan Dukarm  

Early Music Vancouver

EMV invites you to celebrate St Cecilia's Day by enjoying the music in its Digital Concert Hall

Emily Carr String Quartet

Portraits: Hundreds and Thousands
Performers: Emily Carr String Quartet


Harmony of Nations 
Performers: Filament (Evan Few, violin; Elena Smith, viola da gamba; John Walthausen, keyboard)


Fantasia à 4 no. 12 in D minor Z. 743
Henry Purcell
Performers: Fretwork

Ai Horton, soprano / Alex Chen, piano

Aus liebe will mein Heiland sterben
Johann Sebastian Bach
Performers: Ai Horton, soprano; Alex Chen, piano

Donald Hunt, organ

Symphony no. 5 
Charles-Marie Widor
Performer: Donald Hunt, organ

Shoko Inoue, piano (video submitted by Wentworth Villa, Victoria)

English Suite & Italian Concerto
Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Shoko Inoue, piano

Chloe Kim, violin / Christina Mahler, cello / Mark McDonald, harpsichord

Violin Sonata in G Minor, RV 26
Antonio Vivaldi
Performers: Chloe Kim, violin; Christina Mahler, cello; Mark McDonald, harpsichord

The Luchkow-Jarvis Duo

Sonata in D Major for keyboard & violin, Op. 16, No. 5
Composer: John Christian Bach (1755-1782)
Performer(s): Paul Luchkow (violin), Michael Jarvis (keyboard)

Mark McDonald, organ

The Planets 
Gustav Holst (arr. Peter Sykes)
Performers: Mark McDonald, organ; The Christ Church Cathedral Choir (directed by Donald Hunt)

The New Page Country Dance Orchestra

Moving Days Jig and Rosie's New Digs
Dan Page
Performers: The New Page Country Dance Orchestra with Laura Me´ Smith calling 

Pacific Baroque Festival

"The Trumpet's Loud Clangour" from Ode on St Cecilia's Day 
George Frideric Handel
Performers: Pacific Baroque Festival Ensemble (Marc Destrubé, director); Victoria Children's Choir (Madeleine Humer, director), St. Christopher Singers (Madeleine Humer, director)

The Parish Choir of Christ Church Cathedral / The Community Choir of the Church of St. John the Divine

Guide me, O thou Great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda) 
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performers: The Parish Choir of Christ Church Cathedral (Donald Hunt, Director of Music) and the Community Choir of the Church of St John the Divine (David Stratkauskas, Director of Music)

St Barnabas Church Choir

Solemn Evensong
St Barnabas Church Choir, Michael Jarvis (Director, organ)

St Christopher Singers

Before the Close of the Day 
Performers: St Christopher Singers (conductor: Mark McDonald)

Sam Stadlen, viola da gamba

A Soldier’s Resolution
Tobias Hume
Performer: Sam Stadlen, viola da gamba

Cassidy Stahr, mezzo-soprano / Jorge Carrizales, piano

Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
Aaron Copland
Performer: Cassidy Stahr, mezzo-soprano - Jorge Carrizales, piano 

Victoria Accordion Club Band

Melody of Love
Hans Engelman
Performers:  Victoria Accordion Club Band

Victoria Baroque and St John's Consort

Give Peace in our Time
Performers: Victoria Baroque and St. John’s Consort, dir. David Stratkauskas

Victoria Children's Choir

De Profundis
Nicola Porpora (1686-1768)
Performers: Victoria Children’s Choir and soloists (dir. Madeleine Humer); Pacific Baroque festival Ensemble (dir. Marc Destrubé)

Isolde Welby, soprano

“Gloria” from Nisi Dominus
Baldassare Galuppi  
Performer: Isolde Welby, soprano

Paul Winkelmans, baritone / Jack Olszewski, piano

"Loveliest of Trees" from Songs from a Shropshire Lad
George Butterworth
Performers: Paul Winkelmans, baritone and Jack Olszewski, piano