MUSICA SACRA FOR LENT

Posted April 04, 2011, at 8:51 p.m.
graphic art by LeeAnn Mallonee
Kevin Birch, director
Photo by Andrea Hand
Kevin Birch, director
The Chamber Choir at St. John in Bangor
Photo by Andrea Hand
The Chamber Choir at St. John in Bangor

The Chamber Choir at St. John’s Catholic Church will perform Musica Sacra at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the church, 207 York St., Bangor. Suggested donation is $10. The Lenten program will feature Byrd’s Mass for 5 Voices and works by Monteverdi and Frescobaldi, as well as Josef Rheinberger’s rarely-performed hymn Stabat Mater, a meditation on Mary’s grief as Jesus suffered on the Cross. The program will be directed and accompanied by Kevin Birch with a string quintet led by Anatole Weik. Birch, who has a doctorate in musical arts and is a faculty member at the University of Maine, has led the chamber choir since 1995 and served as director of music at St. John’s since 1992.

PHOTO BY ANDREA HAND

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