FESTIVAL CHORAL VESPERS FOR ADVENT TO LIGHT UP THE DARKNESS NOVEMBER 29th WITH EARLY MUSIC MOTETS, MAGNIFICAT AND MORE
November 16, 2015
(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, November 29th, 2015 at 7:30pm. in the chapel of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.
Featured in the choral vespers is the 25-voice Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg, under the direction of Stephen P. Folkemer. The Schola Cantorum will augment the evening prayer liturgy with a lovely, but rarely heard choral setting of the “Magnificat” by Jacques Brunel. Other early music will include psalm settings by Josquin des Pres, Pierre de la Rue, and Heinrich Schütz, as well as other music, including Samuel Scheidt’s Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland and assembly singing.
Ms. Victoria Larson, pastor elect of Trinity Lutheran Church, Steelton, Penna., will officiate at the one hour festival choral evening prayer, which is free and open to the public.
“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.”
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 .