The Schola Cantorum of St Matthew’s Cathedral will present the Office of Vespers for Laetare Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 26 at 4pm. View the flier.
The Office will be sung entirely in Latin, in Gregorian chant and polyphony. Music selections include a renaissance polyphonic Magnificat, and renaissance and later motets with Lenten themes by Edmund Rubbra and Julio Dominguez. The liturgy will be presented according to the Roman Liturgia Horarum, complete with the censing of the altar during the singing of the Magnificat by Nicolas Gombert. Complete texts and translations will be provided.
The annual celebration of Gregorian Vespers is one of the most beloved musical events at the Cathedral each year. Join us and deepen your Lenten experience with the timeless beauty of Gregorian chant!
To hear a version of the one of the motets from the Vespers, click below:
Contact Tom Stehle firstname.lastname@example.org, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and Director of Music Ministries, or call 202-587-5141.