Monastery of the Holy Cross 3111 S. Aberdeen
Tickets are not required for this event; suggested donation of $15 accepted at the door.
This year’s Advent Vespers features the music of G.P. da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594), interspersed with portions chanted by the choir and the monks. The matchless, slow-moving acoustics and the beauty of the Monastery’s chapel provide the perfect musical and visual setting for this glorious repertoire. Listeners and worshippers will be treated to a sumptuous musical feast as they prepare for the Advent season.
Fauré, over the course of his musical life, strove to find the most straight-forward approach to illuminating his carefully chosen texts; and Paulus’ legacy seems to be expressed, as well, in his simplest compositions.