Music for May 8, 2016

WillanFrom the Music Office: Sunday at 10:30 a.m. the Saint Mark’s Choir sings Healey Willan’s “God Is Gone Up with a Shout” and Peter Philips’s stirring motet “Ascendit Deus.” Tyler Robertson plays organ works by J. S. Bach and Healey Willan. Join us!

Pictured here is the Anglo-Canadian organist and composer Healey Willan (1880–1968). He was born in London, where he spent his early career, and immigrated to Canada in 1913. From 1921 until his death, he was Precentor of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Toronto, establishing that church as a major center of Anglican music in North America.