Sundays in Song: About this Week's Music

From September through May, we post information regarding the music that we share each week in worship. Below you will find music lists for the season, as well as links to individual episodes of Sundays in Song, a video blog series maintained by our Director of Music.  We also invite you to visit past seasons, and explore our YouTube channel to enjoy the recordings of the choir in past years.


Sundays in Song Episodes

The Season of Easter 2019

May 26, 2019

A preview of Orlando Gibbons' joyous motet, O clap your hands together, sung at the last service of the Program Year.

May 19, 2019

An interview with 2018-2019 Composer-in-Residence Joshua Bornfield concerning his new work written for the Choir of St. David's, LoYisa Goy, which powerfully combats anti-Semitism through engaging others in song.

May 12, 2019

The Choir of St. David's offers a reprise of their recent performance with the Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble.

May 5, 2019

A preview of the collaboration between the Choir of St. David's and the Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble.

April 28, 2019

The Choir offers Director of Music Douglas Buchanan's new setting of John Donne's poem, Resurrection, Imperfect.

The Season of Lent 2019

With the exception of special events, Sundays in Song went on Lenten hiatus in 2019.

Music for Good Friday Preview

A sneak peak into the rehearsal of Heinrich Schütz's Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross, in collaboration with 2018-2019 Ensemble-in-Residence The Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble.

Baltimore Bach Marathon Preview

The Choir of St. David's rehearses for their performance of the motets Komm, Jesu, komm and Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden at the 2019 Baltimore Bach Marathon.

The Season After Epiphany 2019

March 3, 2019

Music of Bach closes the season after Epiphany in joyful fashion.


February 24, 2019

This Sunday features two sections from Bach's Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, as well as two movements from Die Kunst der Fuge.


February 17, 2019

The Choir of St. David's performs Arvo Pärt's mystical setting of The Beatitudes.


February 10, 2019

This week features Charles Wood's 'Twas in the year King Uzziah died, music of Christoph Strauss, and two movements from Die Kunst der Fugue.


Music at St. David's Annual Report

A look back at the past year, assessing the impact the music program has on both the parish and the Baltimore community at large.


January 20, 2019

An interview with composer and vocalist Rahzé Cheatham regarding his new work, to be premiered at the annual Evensong for the Feast of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


January 13, 2019

The First Sunday after the Epiphanyfeatures an arrangement of the African-American Spiritual Wade in the Water and a motet by Renaissance composer Christopher Tye.

The Season of Christmas, and the Feast of the Epiphany

January 6, 2019

The Feast of the Epiphany is celebrated with music of Felix Mendelssohn and an organ work by Dr. Douglas Buchanan.

December 30, 2018

A reprise of the Choir of St. David's performance of Richard Causton's The Flight, from this year's Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

December 24, 2018

Director of Music Ministries interviews composer Melinda Bargreen, regarding her composition There is no rose of sych vertu, which will receive its East Coast premiere at St. David's this Christmas Eve.

Advent 2018

December 23, 2018

This week we share music from Spain, as well as a mysterious motet by Orlando di Lassus, and close Advent out with a joyful fugue by Johann Pachelbel based on a Magnificat chant.

December 16, 2018

The third Sunday of Advent, with a deep look into the music offered in our Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. The music this year, in addition to supporting the liturgy, celebrates the service's founding a century ago at King's College, Cambridge.

December 9, 2018

The second Sunday of Advent, featuring the music of Orlando Gibbons.

December 2, 2018

The first Sunday of Advent, including the first part of J.S. Bach's motet, Komm, Jesu, komm, and two organ settings of Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland ("Savior of the Nations, Come") by Bach.

Fall 2018

November 18, 2018

A special Thanksgiving message from the Choir of St. David's

November 11, 2018: Bonus Episode

Interview with Andrew Maxfield, another composer featured on our Evensong commemorating the centenary of the 1918 Armistice

November 11, 2018

Interview with Michael Rickelton, composer featured on our, Evensong commemorating the centenary of the 1918 Armistice

November 4, 2018

The Feast of All Saints (Observed), and interview with composer Erica Ball

October 28, 2018

A Celebration of the Psalms of David, and Leonard Bernstein's Centenary, featuring Chichester Psalms

October 21, 2018

Voices Rise: A Baltimore Choir of Hope

October 14, 2018

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace," by S.S. Wesley

October 7, 2018

Music for St Francis of Assisi

September 30, 2018

The Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble, St. David's 2018-2019 Ensemble-in-Residence

September 23, 2018

Interview with composer Melissa Dunphy

September 16, 2018: Bonus Episode 2

Evensong for the Feast of Hildegard von Bingen, and interview with composer Kerry Andrew

September 16, 2018: Bonus Episode 1

Hildegard von Bingen

September 16, 2018

Interview with composer Anna Appleby

September 9, 2018

Music of Violet Archer, Anne-Amélie de Brunswick, and Louis Vierne



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