Worship

The Church of the Transfiguration is the home of Gloriæ Dei Cantores, where the choir sings weekly worship services in the Fall, Winter and Spring, performs seasonal concerts, and records throughout the year. The members’ ongoing life of worship—Sunday Eucharist, Choral Evensong, and Liturgy of the Hours in Gregorian Chant—is the foundation of the choir’s artistry, enabling their extensive repertoire to become a vibrant form of prayer in any setting. Their music conveys “a kind of utter, rapt, spiritual intensity, that you simply can’t imagine unless you’ve experienced it for yourself.” (American Record Guide)

The Church of the Transfiguration has been called “an acoustical marvel” (American Record Guide), creating a sound of “sheer beauty” (HR Audio.net) and “sonic splendor” (Fanfare). It is a contemporary expression of an ancient fourth-century style of architecture. Constructed of Minnesota limestone, it features a long rectangular nave, a rounded apse at the east end, narrow side aisles, a peaked roof constructed from reclaimed timber, and interior columns and arches along the side aisles. The art program for the church combines fresco, mosaics, stone and bronze sculpture, and stained glass to present a cohesive narrative based on Biblical history and church tradition that visually proclaims the message that all earthly life has heavenly meaning, and in all things God may be glorified.

Come and hear Gloriæ Dei Cantores sing in their home at the Church of the Transfiguration.

 

Weekly Service Schedule

Gloriæ Dei Cantores sings weekend services at the Church of the Transfiguration.

Saturday Choral Evensongs—5:15 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services—10:00 a.m.

Below is the upcoming service music schedule:

Saturday, December 3
Preces & Responses—Responses in A sharpe, Reading
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis—from the Service in G minor, Patrick
Psalm—130, 25
Anthem—Hodie Christus Natus est, Gabrieli

Second Sunday of Advent, December 4
Mass—The Mass of the Quiet Hour, Oldroyd

Psalm—72:1-8, 18-19
Offertory—Still, Still, Still, arr. Ledger
Communion—Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks, Howells

 

Saturday, December 10
Preces & Responses—in A-flat, Wallace
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis—in C, Op. 115, Stanford
Psalm—24, 33
Anthem—O Magnum Mysterium, Byrd

Third Sunday of Advent, December 11
Mass—Missa Conditor Alme Siderum, Animuccia

Psalm—146
Offertory—There is no rose of such virtue, Brown
Communion—Alma Redemptoris, Palestrina

 

Saturday, December 17
Preces & Responses—Westminster Abbey, Buonemani
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis—Pärt
Psalm—80, 96
Anthem—Alma Redemptoris, Lassus

Third Sunday of Advent, December 18
Mass—Missa Beata Maria Virgine in Sabato, de Vivanco

Psalm—80:1-7, 17-19
Offertory—Sing We Merrily, Ossewaarde
Communion—In the Bleak Midwinter, Ešenvalds

 

Vigil of the Nativity, December 24
Introit—What Sweeter Music, Bennett
Mass—Missa O Magnum Mysterium, de Victoria
Psalm—96
Offertory—Wide, Wide in the Rose’s Side, Martinson
Communion—Ecce Concipies, Handl

The Nativity of the Lord, December 25
Introit—Trinity te Deum, Ešenvalds
Mass—Missa ad Praesepe, Malcolm

Psalm—98
Offertory—The Wexford Carol, arr. Lehman
Communion—Hodie, Christus natus est, Mathias

 

Epiphany & Baptism of the Lord, January 8, 2023
Mass—Missa Assumpta est Maria, Palestrina

Psalm—72:1-14
Offertory—Magi Veniunt ab Oriente, Clemens non Papa
Communion—The Morning Star, Thomson

Directions

From points West:
Heading East, follow the Mid-Cape Highway (Route 6), and take Exit 12. Take a right off the ramp. Go through the first set of lights. At the second set of lights (Mobil gas station on your right, CVS on your left) turn left onto Main Street. Main Street becomes Rock Harbor Road. Continue going straight until you reach the Stop sign at Rock Harbor – “Town Landing” sign, Young’s Fish Market and Cap’t Cass Restaurant will be in front of you. Take a left, and you will see a wide green lawn with event signs on your left. Take another immediate left into the gravel driveway.

From Provincetown and points East:
Follow Route 6A West until you come to the Eastham/Orleans rotary. Take the first right off the rotary, and turn left onto Rock Harbor Road. When you reach Rock Harbor (Capt’n Cass Restaurant on your right) continue toward the harbor. You will see a large green lawn with event signs on your left. Take an immediate left into the gravel driveway. View Church of the Transfiguration Printer Friendly Map or get Google Directions.