(Gettysburg, PA) 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, December 1st, 2013 at 7:30pm. in the chapel of the Lutheran Theological Seminary.
The Rev. Glenn Miller of Lutheran Social Services of South Central PA will officiate the evening prayer service, a one hour festival choral setting. The event is free and open to the public.
The 25-voice Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg, under the direction of Stephen P. Folkemer, will augment the evening prayer liturgy with a lovely choral setting of the “Magnificat” by Michael Praetorius. Other early music motets will include works by Palestrina, Schein, and more.
“This is the gift you can open early,” said Mark Oldenburg, Dean of the Seminary’s Chapel and chair of Music, Gettysburg! He continued, “there is no better way to open up the Advent season than to treat yourself to this feast of musical prayer.”
Lighting of the second annual Hospice Tree of Light on the seminary campus will take place at 5:30pm outside the chapel on its portico, provided by Lutheran Home Care and Hospice in memory of the many loved ones served by the Hospice staff.
Music, Gettysburg! is a premier free concert series featuring the finest regional, national and international musicians hosted by the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. The seminary chapel is located at 147 Seminary Ridge on the west edge of Gettysburg. For more information about this and other concerts remaining in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-334-6286 ext 2197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site at www.musicgettysburg.org .