Twelfth Season, 2012 - 2013
A PALESTRINA CHRISTMAS
- We will begin the season in December with a program featuring one of Palestrina's greatest Masses, the Missa Benedicta es (the model for the Missa Papae Marcelli), along with the Josquin motet Benedicta es on which the Mass is based. It also includes Palestrina's great double-choir motets for Advent and Christmas, Surge, illuminare, Dies sanctificatus, O admirabile commercium, and Hodie Christus natus est, plus his six-part motet O magnum mysterium.
Saturday, December 08, 2012, 08:00 PM at St. Mary Mother of God
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 07:30 PM at St. Bernadette's
- Our February concert, Miserere, features five superb settings of the most famous of the Penitential Psalms, Psalm 50. They include Josquin's Miserere mei, Deus, Monte's Miserere mei, Deus, Byrd's Infelix ego (a stunning setting of Savonarola's meditation on Psalm 50, written in his cell as he awaited execution by burning), and Schein's Gott, sei mir gnädig, as well as Allegri's Miserere the most famous of them all sung from our new performing edition from the original sources and repeated from last season by popular request.
Saturday, February 09, 2013, 08:00 PM at St. Mary Mother of God
Sunday, February 10, 2013, 03:00 PM at Grace and St. Peter's
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 07:30 PM at St. Bernadette's
BYRD AND JOSQUIN FOR CORPUS CHRISTI
- Our May concert, Byrd and Josquin for Corpus Christi, continues Chantry's ongoing traversal of Byrd's Gradualia, the monumental set of propers for the entire liturgical year which was the crowning achievement of Byrd's career. The program will pair Byrd's luminous Propers for the Feast of Corpus Christi with Josquin's great Missa Pange lingua. We will sing this music both in concert and at a solemn high Tridentine Latin Mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi (untransferred from its proper Thursday) at St. Bernadette's in Silver Spring.
Friday, May 10, 2013, 07:30 PM at St. Luke's
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 08:00 PM at St. Mary Mother of God
Thursday, May 30, 2013, 07:30 PM at St. Bernadette's