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 Evensong, March 11
Preces & Responses—Smith
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis—Evening Service for five voices, Weelkes
Anthem—I was glad, Purcell
Sunday Eucharist, March 12 – Lent 3
Mass—Missa Brevis, Palestrina
Offertory—Exsurge Domine, Byrd
Communion—Cantate Domino, Hassler
Saturday Evensong, March 18
Preces & Responses—Morley
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis—Second Service, Byrd
Anthem—Scio Enim, Lassus
Sunday Eucharist, March 19 – Lent 4
Mass—Missa Papae Marcelli, Palestrina
Offertory—Exultate Justi, da Viadana
Communion—Surge Illuminare Jerusalem, Corteccia
Saturday, March 25
Gloriæ Dei Cantores Lenten Concert
Sunday Eucharist, March 26 – Lent 5
Mass—Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis II, Palestrina
Offertory—Laetentur Caeli, Hassler
Communion—O Quam Suavis Est Domine, Lobo
Saturday Evensong, April 1
Preces & Responses—Thompkins
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis—Short Evening Service for four voices, Weelkes
Anthem—O Lord, increase my Faith, Gibbons
Sunday Eucharist, April 2 – Palm Sunday
Mass—Missa Quator Vocum, Cosset
Offertory—Hosanna to the Son of David, Gibbons
Communion—Pueri Hebraeorum, Vittoria
From points West:
Heading East, follow the Mid-Cape Highway (Route 6), and take Exit 89 (old 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.