Caritas Chamber Chorale presents Grace Abides
for African Mission School
Caritas Chamber Chorale will present a series of concerts of sacred music for the benefit of Adorno Fathers’ African Mission, entitled Grace Abides. In the quest to recognize and welcome grace, this all a cappella program centers on the holy act of worship. The luminous Palestrina Missa Brevis, complemented by choral works by more modern composers such as Bruckner and Arnesen, opens for us a pathway to grace.
The Missa Brevis forms the framework for the program, with each movement followed by a contemporary choral piece. The pairing of the ancient texts and music with modern words and tonalities is intended to inspire a unique awareness of the depth of grace found in prayer and music combined – no matter the era. Completing the program, Caritas Composer in Residence, Wayne Dietterick’s new arrangement of Amazing Grace allows us to recognize grace, not only in our worship, but all around us.
Dr. Mark A. Boyle serves as collaborator and guest conductor for these concerts. Boyle is Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA and has been a presenter for several Caritas choir retreats. He is also an active tenor, poet, and composer, whose works are regularly performed.
The concert will be presented:
Caritas Chamber Chorale is dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor through the art of sacred music. Since its founding in 2005, Caritas Chamber Chorale has sung for the Adorno Fathers’ St. Francis Caracciolo Mission in DRC, Africa, and to date has raised over $124,000 for them. The African Mission’s Gianni Diurni School educates children 3 to 11, who might otherwise not have access to education.
Caritas Chamber Chorale, directed by Barbara Sanderman, is comprised of talented volunteer singers from all walks of life from throughout central NJ. For more information please visit www.caritaschamberchorale.org or call 732.718.0775.
Next meeting: June 23 following the 10:00 service
Our new book will be, "All the Light We Cannot See," by Anthony Doerr. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the book describes a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France. Maurie-Laure and her father have fled the Nazis to hide in a walled citadel in Saint Malo. Werner Pfennig is a German boy fascinated with a crude radio he and his book sister have found. Because he is able to repair this instrument, he is enlisted by the Germans to help track down the Resistance.
I have reserved the book kit and will be able to place copies in the Narthex this Saturday.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 23, following the 10 am service.
Children and youth will be serving in all aspects of the 10 am service on Sunday, May 12. Young people will have the opportunity to:
Prelude: Sinfonia, J. S. Bach
Offertory 10:00 am: Hymn of Promise sung by Lily Wyglendowski & Jasmine Marlow
Communion Music: This Little Light of Mine with Charlie Curtin on guitar and all children
Kyrie Eleison, Trish on piano
Postlude: Ode to Joy, Matthew Cagno on piano
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
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