Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Announcing a Concert of Contemporary Sacred Music at St. John Cantius [UPDATED]

I am very happy to announce to NLM readers an upcoming concert of my sacred choral works, including several premieres, to be sung by The Ecclesia Choir under the direction of Timothy Woods. The concert will held at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Chicago on Sunday, June 25, at 3:30 pm. Here is a preview of the concert program:

Music of the Holy Triduum
1. Seven Mandatum Antiphons (2010), dedicated to Arvo Pärt
       i. After the Lord had risen from supper
       ii. The Lord Jesus, after he had supped
       iii. Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
       iv. If I, your Lord and Master
       v. By this shall all men know
       vi. A new commandment give I unto you
       vii. Let there abide in you
2. Tantum Ergo II, III, V (2013), dedicated to Sean Gordon Lewis
3. Reproaches for Good Friday, Setting II (2013), in English & Greek
4. Reproaches for Good Friday, Setting V (2016), in Latin & Greek
5. Venit Jesus, from Three Easter Motets (2010)
Motets for the Church Year
6. Thee, O Mary, Will I Praise (2013), text by Angelus Silesius
7. O Clarissima Mater (2013), text by St. Hildegard of Bingen
8. Christus Natus (2014)
9. The Coventry Carol (2010)
10. My Jesus, Mercy (2013)
11. O Passio Magna (2014)
12. Non vos relinquam (1994)
13. Two Settings of Psalm 116 (2013), dedicated to Benedict XVI

Tickets may be pre-ordered at Eventbrite, or directly from Timothy Woods at 815-806-0066. Tickets will also be available at the door ($3 more per ticket; it's best to get them ahead of time). Please help spread the word among lovers of sacred music who live in the greater Chicago area. I will be there (of course...) and greatly look forward to meeting people before and afterwards!

Examples of my music:
The web page for my book of Sacred Choral Works is here. For an interview with Aleteia on how I got into sacred music, my work as a composer, and the Church's lofty vision for the art of music, visit this page. For a second interview with Aleteia about the irreplaceable role of choirs in the Church, visit this page.

Photo in poster courtesy of Fr. Lawrence Lew. O.P.

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