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

Saturdays — Evensong: 5:15 PM
Sundays — Eucharist Service: 10:00 AM
Please call 508-255-1094 to confirm service time

Saturday, February 23
Preces—Morley
Psalm—62, 65
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis—in D Major, No. 4, Walmisley
Anthem—Cum audisset Joannes, Cardoso
Post—Terribilis Est Locus Iste, Malcolm

Sunday, February 24
Mass—Messe a Troix Voix, Franck
Psalm—37:1-11
Offertory—Mau tovu, Adler
Communion—A song to the Lamb, Hancock

Saturday, March 2
Preces—Guildford, Moore
Psalm—31, 121
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis—Chichester, Howells
Anthem—Maria Magdalene, Dulot
Post—Jesus and the Traders, Kodaly

Sunday, March 3
Mass—Missa choralis, Liszt
Psalm—92
Offertory—Immortality, Hovhaness
Communion—How Excellent Thy Name, Hanson

Saturday, March 9
Preces—Howells
Psalm—54, 55
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis—Jesus College, Mathias
Anthem—Filiae Jerusalem, Gabrielli
Post—Arbolucu, te sequester, Chavez

Sunday, March 10
Mass—The Coventry Mass, Howells
Psalm—91
Offertory—From the end of the Earth, Hovhaness
Communion—To Serve, Hancock

Saturday, March 16
Preces—Zion manuscript, Hale
Psalm—30, 32
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis—St. Paul’s, Howells
Anthem—Caro mea, Gabrieli
Post—Tristis est anima mea, Poulenc

Sunday, March 17
Mass—Missa choralis, Liszt
Psalm—92
Offertory—Immortality, Hovhaness
Communion—How Excellent Thy Name, Hanson

*Service music subject to change

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.