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 February 24, 2024 (Lent 2)

Preces and Responses – Pearce
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis – Dyson
Adoramus te, Christe – Agostini

Sunday February 25, 2024 (Lent 2)

Mass in B Flat – Lotti
I Love the Lord – Sibelius arr. Staheli
O Vos Omnes – Asola

Saturday March 2, 2024 (Lent 3)

Preces and Responses – Wallis
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in Bb – Purcell
Da Pacem – Pärt

Sunday March 3, 2024 (Lent 3)

Missa Beata Maria Virgine – Vivanco
Psalm 67 – Ešenvalds
Ave Verum – Byrd

Saturday March 9, 2024 (Lent 4)

Preces and Responses – Pearce
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis – Dyson
Whom the Lord Hath Forgiven – Macmillan

Sunday March 10, 2024 (Lent 4)

Mass in B Flat – Vivanco
Ubi Caritas – Gjeilo
Jesu Rex Admirabilis – Palestrina

Saturday March 16, 2024 (Lent 5)

Preces and Responses – Buonemani
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis – Ešenvalds
Entreat Me Not To Leave You – Forrest

Sunday March 17, 2024 (Lent 5)

Mass “Aeterna Christi Munera” – Palestrina
An Irish Blessing – Duckworth
Pater Noster – Liszt

Saturday March 23, 2024 (Lent 6)

Preces and Responses – Neswick
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Third Service – Byrd
Civitas Sancti Tui – Byrd

Palm Sunday March 24, 2024

Missa Brevis in G – Rheinberger
O Clap Your Hands – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Hosanna to the Son of David – Gibbons
Ave Verum – Byrd

Easter March 31, 2024

Missa Festiva – Gretchaninov
Kristos Voskrese – Kastalsky
Old One Hundredth (All People that on Earth do Dwell) – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Two Psalms: Psalm 147 (Lord Who Hast Made us for Thine Own) – Holst

Directions

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.