Annunciation Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, will celebrate Vespers and Benediction in the Extraordinary Form this coming Sunday, May 29th, starting at 7 p.m., with choral works of Messiaen, Bairstow, Josquin, Victoria, Hassler, and more. The professional choir-in-residence, Sola Stella, will lead the singing; the service will be accompanied by Annunciation’s vintage 1924 Pilcher organ, the only organ from that era left in the city that retains its original voicing. The oldest house of worship in continued use in Houston, Annunciation has been offering Vespers services like this in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms for about two years now. The church is located at 1618 Texas Avenue.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016