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Posted on Mar 7, 2016 |

Passiontide Concert at Holy Family Sunday

Passiontide Concert at Holy Family Sunday

Holy Family's Choir will perform a concert of Passiontide music from the sixth to the 18th centuries Sunday.

Holy Family’s Choir will perform a concert of Passiontide music from the sixth to the 18th centuries Sunday.

Holy Family Catholic Church’s choir will perform a concert of sacred music from Passiontide and Holy Week at 1 pm March 13th.


Pieces will include Allegri’s Miserere, famously transcribed by Mozart from memory.  Other pieces will include a selection of chant from the sixth through the 12th century, as well as compositions by Victoria, Palestrina, Lotti, and other famous composers of the 15th through 18th centuries.


Brief commentaries about the composers, music, liturgical usage and texts will be shared by Dr. Michael Carter, an associate professor of history at the University of Dayton. Translations will also be in the program.


Holy Family is Dayton (OH)’s Latin parish. Staffed by members of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, the parish was established by Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and is home to many people who desire to experience the richness and diversity of the Church’s liturgical and spiritual traditions. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and all the Sacraments are celebrated according to the traditional Roman Rite.


The Italianate-style church itself houses exquisite stained glass windows depicting the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. A  German artist painted the Jesse Tree in the half-dome of the apse in Mediterranean-style mosaic patterns.


All are welcome to attend 10:30 Mass and enjoy a brunch provided by the Altar Rosary Society. A reception in the church basement will follow the concert as well.


There is no charge for the concert, although freewill offerings are encouraged. All proceeds will go toward sponsoring a three-day workshop on Gregorian chant in June. Deacon and Professor of Music Dr. Edward Schaefer of the University of Florida will conduct that workshop. Information and registration forms will be available at the concert.


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