40th Anniversary of the Fairchild Chapel Organ: Vespers Concert

Date, time, location

Sunday, October 31, 2021
7:30 pm

Fairchild Chapel

50 W. Lorain St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Free admission

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An evening of Vespers in Fairchild Chapel featuring faculty and guest performers—organists Jonathan Moyer ’AD 12, Christa Rakich ’75, and William Porter ’68, and the Oberlin Collegium, Steven Plank, director.

The performance is part of the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Fairchild Organ at Oberlin College and Conservatory.

"Mary McIntosh Bridge Memorial Organ"
John Brombaugh & Associates, Opus 25, 1981


Praeludium: Christe qui lux es et dies    Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck
    (3 verses)    

Versicle and Response*
    O God, make speed to save us.
    O Lord, make haste to help us.
    Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
    as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen.

Hymn: Komm heiliger Geist*
    The congregation is invited to join the singing of the second and third verses.

Psalm Laudate Dominum
    Praise God in his holy temple; *
    praise him in the firmament of his power.
    Praise him for his mighty acts' *
    praise him for his excellent greatness.
    Praise him with the blast of the ram's-horn; *
    praise him with lyre and harp.
    Praise him with timbrel and dance; *
    praise him with strings and pipe.
    Praise him with resounding cymbals; *
    praise him with loud-clanging cymbals.
    Let everything that has breath *
    praise the Lord.

Chanted by members of the Collegium Musicum Oberliniense
Steven Plank, director


Reading: Isaiah 6: 1-8

Magnificat II Toni in alternatim        Samuel Scheidt

Reading: I Corinthians 13: 1-13

Nunc dimittis                  Dieterich Buxtehude
    Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BuxWV 76    
    Contrapunctus I – Evolutio I
    Contrapunctus II – Evolutio II

The Prayers

Hymn: Lasst uns erfreuen*
    Low voices will sing verses 2 & 4; high voices will sing verses 3 & 5;
    all voices will sing verses 1, 6, & 7.

Versicle and Response*
    Let us bless the Lord
    Thanks be to God.

    Da pacem Domine in diebus nostris       Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck
        (4 verses)   


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