DE PROFUNDIS: Music for Troubled Times / Musique pour une Époque en Désarroi


The Christ Church Cathedral Singers invite you to join them for DE PROFUNDIS: Music for Troubled Times, on Friday, November 10th, at 7:30 p.m., directed by Patrick Wedd, with organist Nicholas Capozzoli. Christ Church Cathedral, 635 St. Catherine Street West (McGill Metro). Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $15 for students. All are welcome to the post-concert wine and cheese reception. For more information, call: 514 843 6577, local 236.

DE PROFUNDIS offers a musical meditation on our times through the works of composers who have expressed the dark moments of uncertainty and anguish, but also the brilliant flashes of hope that mark the human condition. Composers such as Guillaume Dufay, Palestrina, and Roland de Lassus reflected on the troubles of their own times, the fall of Constantinople or the upheavals of the Reformation and Counter Reformation. Inspired by these works, contemporary composers have responded with their own. Chilcott replies to Henry Purcell’s Hear my Prayer with My Prayer, Jonathan Dove’s Into thy Hands echoes Sheppard’s In manus tuas. Through choral and organ music, through shifting spiritual moods and colours, the works help us to reflect on the deeper meaning of events today. They also remind us that there is always hope, and sometimes joy.

DE PROFUNDIS continues Christ Church’s commitment to the living tradition of cathedral choral music. In addition to Sunday choral masses and evensong, the Cathedral’s music program offers musical training to organ scholars and young choristers, provides a recital space for emerging musicians through its weekly free concerts, and encourages the creation of new works reflecting contemporary spiritual life. The proceeds of this annual fundraising concert go to support this work.

Time: Friday, November 10th, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Christ Church Cathedral, 635 Ste-Catherine West (McGill Metro)
Tickets: $30 adults; $25 seniors; $15 students
Includes post-concert wine and cheese reception

Tickets are available at the door and at the following locations:
The Word, 469 Milton Street
The Cathedral Office, 1444 Union Avenue

Information: 514-843-6577, local 236


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