Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cantores in Ecclesia, April 17

CANTORES IN ECCLESIA PRESENTS THE CHORAL CONCERT ATTENDE DOMINE: MUSIC FOR HOLY WEEK AND LENT, SUNDAY APRIL 17, 7:00 PM, AT ST. STEPHEN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1112 SE 41st AVE., PORTLAND.

Cantores in Ecclesia, Blake Applegate, director, presents the choral concert Attende Domine: Music for Holy Week and Lent. Music for this concert spans the 16- 20th centuries with sacred works by Bruckner, Byrd, Casals, Gesualdo, Monteverdi, Poulenc, Purcell, and T.L. Victoria. Highlights of the program includes Victoria’s mystical Lamentations of Jeremiah, Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsoria for Holy Saturday, the mournful Ne Irascaris by William Byrd, and the harmonically striking Four Motets for the Time of Penitence by the 20th century French composer, Francis Poulenc.

About Cantores in Ecclesia: Blake Applegate, director

Established in 1983, Cantores in Ecclesia (singers in church) specializes in Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony in the liturgical context of the Latin Mass of the Catholic Church. Cantores in Ecclesia has sung in concert and for liturgies at home and abroad, including tours to Mexico, Spain, France, England and Italy and has recorded compact discs independently and for Oregon Catholic Press. Featured in print media and on the web, with articles in BBC Music Magazine (August 1997), Brainstorm (February 2004), and The Early Music Review (2008), Cantores has established itself as a leader in liturgical performance, winning loyal supporters at home and gold medals in international competition. Now in residence at St. Stephen’s Church 1112 SE 41st Ave, Portland, Cantores sings for the Latin mass every Saturday evening. Cantores is a 501 (c) 3 organization. www.cantoresinecclesia.org

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Who: Cantores in Ecclesia, directed by Blake Applegate
What: Attende Domine: Music for Holy Week and Lent
When: Sunday, April 17, 7:00 PM
Where: St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 1112 SE 41st Ave, Portland OR
Tickets: $20 general, $15 Students and seniors. Available at the door or in advance at
www.brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006.
Contact: Blake Applegate, 503-295-2811