Requiem Mass for Feast of All Faithful Departed
Wednesday, November 2
We invite you to join the Parish Choirs of St. David’s and their singing guests for this special service in the Historic Church, where you will hear Francesco Cavalli’s Requiem as part of the Eucharist for All Faithful Departed (All Souls). The work for double choir will be conducted by music director David Stevens.
Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676) was central in the rise and development of opera as an art form, but his Requiem, written for his own funeral, is in a more reserved style suitable for the liturgy. Its sonorous beauty will help us enter into a spirit of prayer for the departed and examination of our own live.
As we remember those who have come before, all are invited to join us for this liturgy of prayer and reflection.
This service is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking is available in our garage on Trinity Street between 7th and 8th streets. A reception will follow.
Advent Lessons and Carols Service
Sunday, December 4
Join the Children’s and Youth choirs, along with the St. David’s Singers, as they present glorious music and readings that will help prepare our hearts for the birth of Christ.
Caroling at Noon Concert Series
Thursdays during Advent
A pause from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we invite you to join us for these half-hour programs of virtuosic music-making and audience-wide caroling. Freewill donations will be accepted to benefit the St. David’s Music Endowment, which supports the glorification of God through music for this and future generations.
December 1: Britten’s Magic Music: The Journey of the Magi and other songs of the season
December 8: Vivacious Voices: Sparkling motets from the Voices of St. David’s, directed by Mark Wischkaemper
December 15: A star is rising in the East: Patrick Parker, organist
December 22: Both young and old, both great and small: Festive carols for one and all
For more information on any concerts or special services listed here, please contact Director of Music David Stevens.
All concerts and special services are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public. Parking is available in St. David’s garage at 8th and Trinity Streets.
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