Te Deum concert

Vespers

July 18, 2021 and March 13, 2022

Vespers is a prayer service of the day in the Church’s ancient prayer cycle. A group of Tenors and Basses from Te Deum will offer this 40-minute prayer service fully chanted in Latin. “Vespers” offers both an ancient look at the practice of Christian Monks as well as a modern opportunity to experience chant in contemplative silence.

Informed by the earliest chant notation found in the 10th century manuscripts of Sankt Gallen Abbey, Te Deum presents the chants with dynamic rhythmic and melodic intricacies that are revealed with careful study and understanding of these ancient prayer books.

Vespers is a FREE offering to the public.

Sunday, March 13, 5:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (map)

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Just Announced!

Fr. Anthony Ruff will be presenting a free pre-concert lecture on March 13th at 4:15 at St. Mary’s Episcopal. We hope you will join us for this unique opportunity to learn first-hand from one the leading experts on Gregorian chant, and then stay to enjoy the Vespers concert immediately following.

About Fr. Anthony:
Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB, teaches liturgy, liturgical music, and Gregorian chant at the College of Saint Benedict / St. John’s University – School of Theology and Seminary. He is the founder of the National Catholic Youth Choir. He is the author of Sacred Music and Liturgical Reform: Treasures and Transformations, and Responsorial Psalms for Weekday Mass: Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter. He is organist and director of music at Saint John’s Abbey.