In the Heart of the City

We wish you a blessed Holy Week and joyful Easter!  Our schedule for the Triduum services can be found here.

On Saturday, April 26 at 5:15 p.m. our very own Schola Laudis will be joining the monks for Solemn Choral Vespers for the Octave of Easter.  In addition to the traditional Gregorian chant sung by the monastic community, the Schola will be singing two Easter motets by Jacobus Gallus, the lovely troparion “In exitu Israel,” composed by William Byrd and John Shepherd, with the hymn setting by Palestrina and Di Lasso’s four-part “Magnificat.”  This beautiful liturgy will continue our celebration of the resurrection, for which we are now preparing by fasting, prayer and almsgiving.

We present this beautiful music in its proper liturgical setting. Join us for an evening of reverent beauty at the “acoustically superb and architecturally significant Monastery of the Holy Cross.”

[quote from Chicago Classical Review]

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