The Stabat Mater concert series begins this Sunday!

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!

The St. Cecilia Consort presents Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater – A Lenten Musical Reflection

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

Compline Dec 6, 2015

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