Our readers in the NYC area might be interested in this concert + lecture + Mass + Reception on the musical life of Recusant Catholics:
A special evening this Friday, May 27, sponsored by The Society of St. Hugh of Cluny:
“Like the octave of some great feast”
Perspectives on the life of English Catholics under Elizabeth
at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave. Manhattan.
Lecture at 5:30 pm by Samuel Schmitt, Ph.D., with live musical examples provided by Grant and Priscilla Herreid and Charles Weaver
Solemn Mass in the traditional Dominican rite at 7 pm, featuring the Missa Regali of Robert Fayrfax performed by the Schola of St. Hugh under the direction of Charles Weaver
A festive reception will follow mass.
Explore the riches of English Catholic musical and religious culture under the Tudor persecutions. A lecture by Dr. Samuel Schmitt explores the musical and cultural life of recusant Catholics in the time of Elizabeth, with live examples from the Paston manuscripts provided by Grant and Priscilla Herreid and Charles Weaver. The Mass which follows, in the traditional Dominican Rite, features the Missa Regali of Robert Fayrfax, essentially in its original liturgical context, in the English Gothic Revival setting of the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer. The contrast in musical styles will highlight what was lost and what was gained in sacred music in the tumultuous passing from the age of Fayrfax to that of Byrd.
This event is free and open to the public.
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