Monday, September 25, 2006

Spem Spem Spem Spem

The Schola Cantorum San Francisco is singing the Spem in Alium in three different venues this fall:

  • Oct. 13, 8 PM, Ss. Peter and Paul Church, North Beach
  • Oct. 14, 8 PM, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Berkeley
  • Oct. 15, 4 PM, Mercy Center, Burlingame
Their "liturgy" page provides a bit of pedagogy:

Pope Benedict XVI teaches us that "music and song are more than an embellishment of worship; they are themselves part of the liturgical action which makes us more capable of transforming the world.” We hope that our voices have been so for you.

We would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves. ScholaSF has a special mission: to promote, in the words of Vatican II, the "inestimable treasure of sacred music", and to provide a living link from the rich traditions of the past to the creative possibilities of the present.

In line with this mission, ScholaSF has created an ambitious program – Laudate Dominum - designed to bring the centuries old canon of the sacred music of the Roman Catholic Church to our modern world. Our hope is that by exposing the faithful to this great art, we will develop a greater demand for excellence in the music of the liturgy, and truly contribute to transforming the world.

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