Gloriæ Dei Cantores Concert, August 24 & 25, 7:30PM
Celebrating thirty years of choral artistry, the internationally acclaimed Gloriæ Dei Cantores invites you to experience Passio, written by the world’s most widely-performed 20th Century composer, Arvo Pärt. Regarded as a choral icon, this work is contemplative in style and inspired by some of the earliest monophonic settings of Saint John’s Passion. Passio remains one of his most popular works today.
“…the piece steadily unfolds the familiar tapestry of ancient suffering at the heart of Christian identity.”—The Guardian
When Pärt left Estonia for Austria in 1980, he took with him initial sketches for his Saint John’s Passion narrative, which, two years later would become the culmination of his tintinnabuli compositions. The structure of the work is solely based on the text, “which glows with uncanny radiance at the heart of the music.” (Gramophone)
Gloriæ Dei Cantores holds a passionate dedication to illuminate truth and beauty through choral artistry, celebrating a rich tradition of sacred choral music from Gregorian chant through the twenty-first century. Throughout their thirty years as an ensemble, the choir has touched the hearts of audiences in twenty-three countries in Europe, Russia, and North America, receiving extensive critical acclaim for it’s artistic elegance, performance authenticity, and compelling spirituality.
Under the direction of Richard K. Pugsley, Gloriæ Dei Cantores will perform this modern-day choral masterpiece, joined by guest soloists, Colin Balzer (Tenor) and Andrew Nolen (Bass) at the magnificent basilican style Church of the Transfiguration, filled with frescoes, mosaics, and other works of art.
For tickets, call 508-240-2400, purchase at the door, or purchase online:
Church of the Transfiguration
5 Bay View Drive
Orleans, MA 02653
Gloriæ Dei Cantores Concert
July 6 & 7, 7:30PM
Under the direction of Richard K. Pugsley, Gloriæ Dei Cantores performed sacred choral works by two modern composers, Ēriks Ešenvalds and Arvo Pärt. These two highly sought-after composers brilliantly weave ancient melodies and musical styles with modern interpretations, creating masterpieces that are a kaleidoscope of powerful colors, rich text, and core-deep emotions that are accessible to all.
“They sing with absolute fluency and authority.”—Gramophone
Celebrating thirty years of choral artistry, Gloriæ Dei Cantore performed these modern-day musical masterpieces at the magnificent basilican-style Church of the Transfiguration, filled with frescoes, mosaics, and other works of art.
- Salve Regina, Arvo Pärt
- Berliner Messe, Arvo Pärt
- Peace Be Upon You, O Jerusalem, Arvo Pärt
- Trinity Te Deum, Ēriks Ešenvalds
- Psalm 67, Ēriks Ešenvalds
- In Paradisum, Ēriks Ešenvalds