Friday, June 20, 2008

Dominicans at World Youth Day

The following was sent into the NLM:

The Dominican friars are delighted to inform NLM readers of the sacred music that will be part of the Evening Prayer (Vespers) of the Holy Spirit and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament during the Dominican WYD Gathering on 16 July 2008 at the Great Hall of the University of Sydney, 4:00-6:30pm.

His Eminence, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn of Vienna, will preside over Evening Prayer of the Holy Spirit. The magnificent local Sydney choir which specialises in the Church’s ancient musical treasury, Capella Sublima, will accompany Evening Prayer under the direction of their well-regarded director, Richard Perrignon.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be accompanied by D’Evai’s O Sacrum Convivium. This production of D’Evai’s motet is believed to be the first in Australia. Among more sacred musical gems brought out that afternoon, Guillaume Dufay’s 15th-Century variation of the hymn Veni Creator Spiritus will be sung. There is also a piece composed by Richard Perrignon in honour of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on the occasion of the 2008 World Youth Day: Perrignon’s, Benedictus Dominus a 5.

The Dominican WYD Gathering will be held on Wednesday 16 July 2008, 4:00-6:30pm, at the Great Hall of the University of Sydney (pictured). Complimentary light refreshments will be served until 4:30pm. Evening Prayer begins at 6:00pm.

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