09 September 2008

Musica Sacra: Latin Choir of St. John the Beloved returns from summer break

It is incontestable that music induces in us a sense of the infinite and the contemplation of the invisible.
~ Victor de LaPrade

Fall is definitely around the corner. Evening temperatures have been in the low 60s, the vegetable garden is offering up the last fruits of late summer, and the moment I have been waiting for: the return of the Latin Choir of St. John the Beloved to the Noon High Mass. I am very excited to see what Maestro Lang has in store for us this year. Whatever he has planned, it is sure to run through every emotion that can be experienced: ecstatic joy, soul-stirring passion, profound grief and incredible peace. I can personally attest to experiencing the whole range of emotions while performing some of the greatest choral pieces to ever be composed for the missa cantata.

Our first sung Mass with the entire choir will be this Sunday, the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. Following is our music list for September. If you are in town, please stop by! I'm the alto on the end. ;-)
September 14, 2008 - Exaltation of the Cross
Opening: Lift High the Cross
Offertorium: Christe, Adoramus te – C. Monteverdi
Missa Nos Autem Gloriari Oportet - Francesco Suriano

September 21, 2008 - XIX Sunday after Pentecost
Opening: Praise To the Lord
Offertorium: Cantate Domino – Hassler
Missa Brevis in G (KV 49) – W. A. Mozart

September 28, 2008 - XX Sunday after Pentecost
Opening: Immortal, Invisible
Offertorium: Super flumina Babylonis – G. P. da Palestrina
Mass in G – Giovanni Battista Casali
Oremus pro invicem,
~ Mikaela
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