on Friday, 21 March 2014. Posted in Archive

Recalling The Passion of Christ, Accompanied by Some of The Most Beautiful Sacred Works Ever Written

The Choir of The Academy will be leading a celebration of Tenebrae in St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, on 3rd April (7.30p.m.)

As part of the Church's lenten programme, the evening will feature a selection of Victoria's Tenebrae Responsories, followed by Allegri's Miserere (which are intended as preparation for the remainder of the Sacred Triduum, focusing on Christ's suffering). 

The evening will conclude with Arvo Part’s Stabat Mater, on the sufferings of Our Lady at the foot of the Cross - this is one of the most beautiful pieces of sacred music ever written.  The soloists will be Malcolm Bennett (Tenor), Richard Pratt (Alto), and 15 year old Academy student Rosie Lavery (Soprano) (pictured), accompanied by Aaron MacGregor (Violin), Emma Peebles (Viola) and (Cello).

The evening provides an opportunity, open to all, to reflect on Christ’s Passion in the most profound and moving context, as we prepare for the remainder of The Sacred Triduum.