The posters are up, the programs are printed and we’re having our dress rehearsal tonight. Sunday is the first of five presentations of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. This magnificent piece of music is the perfect medium for reflecting on Christ’s sacrifice at Golgatha. Won’t you join us? Sunday, March 6 at 2 pm – Holy Family Church, Fairfield Sunday, March 13 … More The Stabat Mater concert series begins this Sunday!
Composed in 1736, the Stabat Mater is ones of Pergolesi’s most celebrated Sacred pieces. The 45-minute work, divided into 12 parts, is a musical setting of the Stabat Mater Dolorosa, a 13th Century hymn attributed to the Franciscan Jacopone da Todi. The Latin poem depicts the suffering of the Blessed Virgin Mary as she stood by … More The St. Cecilia Consort presents Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater – A Lenten Musical Reflection
On Sunday evening, December 6th, the Saint Cecilia Chamber Consort chanted the office of compline (night prayer) with the opening rites of Adoration, followed by compline and benediction in a candlelit setting with incense to emulate this beautiful ritual that took place in churches and cathedrals especially in the Middle Ages and Renaissance period. Compline … More Compline Dec 6, 2015
This is the recording from Vespers (With Exposition) on Sunday, January 24th at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Fairfield, CT. Instead of the prescribed hymn from the psalter, we used the official hymn of the Jubilee Year of Mercy by Paul Inwood. It is a lovely piece of music that enables prayer on a … More Vespers Jan 24th, 2016
Here is the premiere of a composition by one of our founders, Michael Cooney. Performed at Vespers at Our Lady of the Assumption Church.
Composer: Frank LaRocca Purchase the music here: musicspoke.com/downloads/o-sacrum-convivium/ Performed by the St. Cecilia Consort (live during Vespers)