Thursday, June 03, 2010

Colloquium Liturgies Open to All

The Church Music Association of America is pleased to extend an open invitation to the liturgies and events scheduled to take place at Pittsburgh's Church of the Epiphany as part of Sacred Music Colloquium XX. The dates are June 21-27, 2010.

This is a unique opportunity to participate actively, internally and externally, in liturgies in which sacred music, Gregorian chant and polyphony (and beyond), resume pride of place in their native setting. Both Ordinary Form (OF) and Extraordinary Form (EF) Masses will be celebrated during the week, as well as Gregorian and polyphonic vespers and night prayer.

Of special note this year: Tuesday's OF Mass in English with propers and ordinary chants newly composed in the Gregorian tradition by Fr. Samuel Weber, Bruce Ford, and Richard Rice; Tuesday evening's organ recital by Montreal's dazzling Isabelle Demers; Saturday's EF Mass consisting in a chanted ordinary (Mass IX) and polyphonic propers by William Byrd, and Sunday's outing of Schubert's Mass in G with organ and orchestra. Other treasures of the week include Palestrian's Missa Brevis, polyphonic vespers with music of the Roman renaissance,and and array of motets by Taverner, Tallis, Lasso, Guerrero, Bruckner and more.

See the full schedule of public Masses and events.

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