Bosetti Sunday Concert

Katherine Johnson
Music Director Colorado Springs
St. Mary Cathedral

 

 

Program: THE LITURGICAL YEAR IN SONG

 

Advent

 

Quia Respexit from Bach Magnificat                                        Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

 

He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaiden.  Behold, from henceforth, I will be called blessed.

 

 

Christmas

 

O Magnum Mysterium                                                                      Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)

 

O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear our Savior, Jesus Christ. Alleluia!

 

 

Lent

 

Agnus Dei                                                                                             Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

 

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.  Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world grant us peace.

 

 

 

Holy Thursday

 

Panis Angelicus                                                                         Cesar Franck (1822-1890)

 

Bread of angels, made the bread of men; the bread of heaven puts an end to all symbols: a thing wonderful!  The Lord becomes our food, poor, a servant, and humble. 

 

 

Good Friday

 

O Vos Omnes from The Seven Last Words of Christ                   Theodore Dubois (1837 - 1924)

 

O all ye who travel upon the highway, harken to me, and behold me: was e’er sorrow like unto my sorrow?  For the Lord Almighty hath dealt bitterly with me.  Call me now no more Namoi, from today call me Mara.

Easter

 

Inneggiamo from Cavalleria Rusticana                                        Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)

 

Let us offer praise, the Lord is not dead!  And in shining glory the tomb has opened.  Let us praise the risen Lord, ascended today to the glory of Heaven!

 

 

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Ave Maria                                                                                             Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

                                                                                                            Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

 

Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee.  Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.  Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

 

 

The Feast of Christ the King

 

Ride on King Jesus                                                                               John Carter (b. 1942)

 

 

 

Biography:

Katherine Johnson is from Colorado Springs, where she has been seen as La Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro, Nedda in Pagliacci and Hannah in The Merry Widow with Opera Theater of the Rockies, as well as the First Lady in The Magic Flute with Colorado Opera Festival. Other operatic roles include: Pamina in The Magic Flute, Fiordilidgi in Cosi Fan Tutte, and Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel, Mimi in La Bohème, Alida in Roman Fever, Infermia in Suor Angelica, Bellezza in L'egisto and Mrs. Gleaton in Susannah. Katherine has appeared as a soloist singing Beethoven’s Ah! Perfido, Mozart’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Brahm's Requiem, Haydn's Mass in Time of War, Handel's Messiah, Respighi's Lauda per la Nativita del Signore, Vaughan Williams' Mass in G Minor, Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, and Fanshawe's African Sanctus with such organizations as Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, Greeley Philharmonic, Colorado Springs Symphony, Colorado Springs Chorale, Larimer Chorale, Soli Deo Gloria, Colorado College, and the University of Northern Colorado Concert Choir. Katherine has won first place awards with the Denver Lyric Opera Guild, Allied Arts of Denver, the Rocky Mountain Concerto Competition, and the regional NATS competition. She has a Masters in Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado.  She is currently the music director of St. Mary Cathedral in Colorado Springs.

 

Daniel Brink is well known as a teacher, vocal coach, collaborative artist, and adjudicator throughout the Front Range of Colorado. Dan was Principal Coach/Accompanist for the Colorado Opera Festival from 1986-2000 and is in his 19th season with Opera Theatre of the Rockies as Principal Coach/Accompanist and Music Director. He has been a member of the music faculty of Colorado College since 1987, and also serves as Principal Accompanist for the Colorado Springs Chorale. Dan’s choral and instrumental arrangements have been performed by the Colorado Springs Chorale, the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble, the Colorado Springs Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, and many small ensembles throughout the region. Having served in several parishes in the Diocese of Colorado Springs since 1977, he is currently organist at St. Mary’s Cathedral. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Southern Colorado, and received his Master of Music degree in piano accompanying and chamber music from the University of Colorado at Boulder.