The Office will be sung entirely in Latin, in Gregorian chant and polyphony. Music selections include a Magnificat by Arvo Pärt, and renaissance motets by Claudio Monteverdi with Lenten themes. The final motet, Ave, Regina Caelorum for 8 voices, is a recently created work by British composer Philip Stopford. The liturgy will be presented according to the Roman Liturgia Horarum, complete with the censing of the altar during the singing of the Magnificat. 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!