YARMOUTH — The Psalterium Institute Chamber Choir, underneath the route of Leon Griesbach, is happy to supply sung vespers (Night Prayer) and choral meditations for Passiontide and the Sacred Triduum in each Lewiston and Yarmouth throughout Lent.
The displays will happen on the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul (122 Ash Road in Lewiston) on Friday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m., and at Sacred Coronary heart Church (326 Major Road in Yarmouth) on Saturday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Chanted night prayer will likely be adopted by choral meditations together with music by William Byrd, Arvo Pärt, Thomas Tallis, Tomas Luis de Victoria, and others.
The Psalterium Institute is devoted to the mission of coaching singers to supply stunning choral music, whereas additionally instructing them within the traditions of Catholic sacred music together with Gregorian chant, sacred polyphony, and fashionable sacred repertoire. For each singers and listeners, the Institute serves as a supply of training and formation in broader musical training within the context of the Catholic musical custom and in particular kinds and expressions of sacred Catholic liturgy.
Griesbach, the chief director and founding father of the Institute, is the previous director of music on the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland and former director of liturgical music on the Pontifical North American School in Italy, the place he led the seminary’s 45-voice choir in liturgies on the seminary and St. Peter’s Basilica.
“My experiences in choral music during the last 30 years have all shaped me deeply,” he stated. “Each time I hear a strong efficiency, see an excellent murals, discover myself in an awe-inspiring construction, or in different conditions the place magnificence is clear, I’m most frequently introduced again to moments as a boy chorister, weeping as a result of one thing is so stunning it hurts. One of many causes I based the Institute was to ignite in every coronary heart a need that takes them on a lifelong journey punctuated by moments of deeply consoling and satisfying magnificence.”
For extra details about the live shows or the Institute, go to www.psalterinstitute.org.