Born in 1659, Henry Purcell was the finest and most original composer of his day. Though he was to live a very short life he was able to enjoy and make full use of the renewed flowering of music after the Restoration of the Monarchy. This concert will include verse anthems, compositions of the liturgy, the Funeral Sentences and songs for the countertenor voice!
Saturday, Nov. 1 8 p.m.
Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610
The exoticism of the East meets the structure of the West in this masterpiece. Jeannette Sorrell’s interpretation has won international praise thanks to the European release of AF’s CD recording. A national tour follows the local performances.
Thursday, Dec. 11 7:30 p.m.
Now an acclaimed CD, Jeannette Sorrell’s interpretation of Handel’s Messiah has inspired audiences across the country on many national radio broadcasts. Taking their cue from Handel’s original conception of the piece as theatrical entertainment, Sorrell and her actor-singers take the listeners on a spiritual and emotional journey.
Friday, Dec. 19 7:30 p.m.
Carols for Quire VI: Charpentier’s “Midnight Mass for Christmas”
Composed in the 1690s, Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit pour Noël is one of the most extraordinary masses ever written. Its melodies are popular French carols, which Charpentier weaves throughout the different movements. The result is a delightfully tuneful celebration!
Holy Ground Exhibit
Photography by Tracey Lind
Installed by James Wyman
On view at Trinity Commons
Free and open to the public
In 2004, the Very Rev. Tracey Lind, Dean of Trinity Cathedral, traveled to the Holy Land with a group of Episcopal and Anglican Cathedral Deans from the United States and Canada. The exhibit is Dean Lind’s way of expressing what she saw and experienced on this remarkable journey.