Music

3CHOIR PROGRAM
Music is at the heart of Anglo-Catholic worship.  It is one of the
primary ways in which we worship, love and serve our Lord Jesus
Christ.

The choir of The Good Shepherd consists of a professional core with
talented, auditioned volunteer singers.  The choir sings weekly at the
10 o’clock Mass on Sunday and at special liturgies throughout the year, including Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, the Solemn Liturgies of Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost. Our choir offers a sung setting of the Mass on most Sundays and Feast Days ranging from Palestrina and Victoria to Stanford and Parry and the great English Cathedral repertoire as well as sacred music being written for the church today such as James MacMillan, Eriks Esenvalds and local Philadelphia composers.

If you are interested in singing in the choir, please contact the Organist and Choirmaster, Matthew Glandorf about setting up an appointment (215 435 6016).

Choir Commissioning on the Solemnity of the Holy Cross

CHORAL SCHOLARS
Our music program seeks to nurture and encourage a new generation of talented musicians to participate in worship, and thus we have formed a Choral Scholar Program for talented students from our neighboring colleges. Currently we have four choral scholars from Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, in order to support them in the studies.

All of our music offerings are dependent on the generosity of donors. Please do consider making a gift to the Music Fund of the Church of the Good Shepherd, especially to our special music fund or the Choral Scholarship Fund.

Please click here to make a donation

INTERIM ORGANIST AND CHOIRMASTER

Maestro Glandorf in action

Matthew C. Glandorf has a versatile career as a conductor, teacher, organist, improviser, church musician and composer.  At the age of 16, Matthew began his studies at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with John Weaver (organ) and Ford Lallerstedt (counterpoint and Music History).Further studies were undertaken at the Manhattan School of Music with McNeil Robinson.

Mr Glandorf has held the position as Music Director at several historic Philadelphia churches including the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, Old Pine Presbyterian Church, Old st. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church and Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Since 1995 he has served on the Musical Studies department at Curtis where he has taught early music history, counterpoint, figured bass, ear training and improvisation. Most repellent he formed the Curtis Collegium, an ensemble that specializes in historical performance practice.

He has also taught at Swarthmore College and Westminster Choir College and the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University. As an organist, he has appeared as recitalist throughout the United States, England and Germany as well as a recitalist and conductor for conventions of The Organ Historical Society, American Guild of Organists and the Association of Anglican Musicians. Matthew currently serves as artistic director of Choral ArtsPhiladelphia (since 2004) and the Philadelphia Bach Festival (since 2008) where he founded the Philadelphia Bach Collegium which is comprised of the region’s finest period instrumentalists and scholars.

THE ORGAN
Rosemont, Pennsylvania
Church of the Good Shepherd

Austin   Op. 2613   1977   3/57
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GREAT                     SWELL
16′ Violone               16′ Bourdon Doux
8′ Principal              8′ Principal
8′ Violone                8′ Flûte à Cheminée
8′ Hohlflöte             8′ Viole de Gambe
4′ Octave                  8′ Voix Céleste
4′ Rohrflöte             4′ Prestant
2′ Super Octave      4′ Flûte à Fuseau
IV  Fourniture         2 2/3′ Nasard
III  Cymbale             2′ Quarte de Nasard
16′ Bombarde           1 3/5′ Tierce
8′ Trompette           IV  Plein Jeu
4′ Clairon                 II  Cymbale
16′ Bombarde
8′ Trompette
8′ Hautbois
4′ Hautbois Clairon
Tremulant

PEDAL
32′ Bourdon Resultant
16′ Contra Bass
16′ Bourdon
16′ Violone
16′ Bourdon Doux
8′ Octave                                      POSITIV
8′ Bourdon                              8′ Principal
8′ Violone                               8′ Melodia
8′ Bourdon Doux                  4′ Octave
4′ Choralbass                         4′ Koppelflöte
4′ Koppelflöte                        2′ Superoctave
IV  Fourniture                        1 1/3′ Larigot
32′ Contre Bombarde           III  Scharf
16′ Bombarde                         II  Cymbel
16′ Bombarde     SW             8′ Clarinet
8′ Trompette                         Tremulant
8′ Rohrschalmei                  Zymbelstern
4′ Rohrschalmei                  8′ Festival Trumpet
4′ Festival Clarion