FESTIVAL CHORAL VESPERS FOR ADVENT TO LIGHT UP THE DARKNESS NOVEMBER 29
Music includes Bach, Schütz, Eccard and more
Music, Gettysburg’s! Schola Cantorum will begin the season of Advent and light up the winter darkness with a festive choral setting for vespers on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 7:30pm. in the chapel of the Lutheran Theological Seminary. The one hour festival choral setting for evening prayer is free and open to the public.
The Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg, under the direction of Stephen P. Folkemer, will augment the evening prayer liturgy with Bach cantatas for Advent, Wake Awake! (Wachet Auf) and Come Now, Savior of the Nations (Nun Komm, Der Heiden Heiland) and the lovely early choral setting of the “Magnificat” by Heinrich Schütz, musically set psalms, and hymns.
The full list of music to be performed during the hour long vespers includes Johanne Eccard’s German song “Over the Hills, Young Mary Hastes,” a traditional Advent hymn Fling Wide the Door newly arranged by Stephen Folkemer, a medieval setting of Psalm 146 newly arranged by Andrew Rosenfeld, and more.
Mark Calendars now for “O Little Town: An American Christmas”
Music, Gettysburg!’s Christmas Offering, December 20th at 7pm.
Sent by John Spangler