As you know, Gloriae Dei Cantores presented two concerts two weekends ago of the music of Arvo Pärt and Ēriks Ešenvalds. We had very good audiences on both nights and they were extremely attentive to the spirit of each piece. Our guest instrumentalists did a great job with their challenging parts. It was especially gratifying that the music touched people’s hearts as we could hear that from the spirit in the room and in talking with people at the reception afterwards. We are working on Pärt’s Passio now for our upcoming concerts on August 24 & 25, as well as preparing for our upcoming recording in September. We are in the middle of sectionals on Passio and spending time focusing on intonation and details in the score. More later!