FEBRUARY 1, 2019 7:00 PM
unusual and wonderful choral music and chant celebrating
“The First Vespers of The Feast of the Presentation of The Lord - Feast of Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.”
The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple
celebrates an early episode in the life of Jesus, marking the end of the Epiphany season.
Music will include settings of...
Ave Maria by Franz Biebl, Anton Bruckner, and Giuseppe Verdi as well as motets by Paul Mealor (A Spotless Rose),
Healy Willan (I Beheld Her), a Magnificat by Johann Pachelbel,
and a rarely heard Bach Cantata Nr. 82, (Second Version for Soprano Solo) composed for this specific Feast Day.
Claire Penneau, a gifted Phoenix resident will serve as soloist for this moving work.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019 7:00PM
St. Mary’s Basilica
231 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
All are invited to attend this holy timeregardless of their spiritual affiliation.
The service begins with a candlelit procession from the front of the Basilica.
Free and open to the public.