Candlelight Concert Series: David Peter Coppen/Compline
Sun., April 6, 8:30 p.m. 2014
Candlelight Concerts precede Compline on the first Sunday of each month (October–April) at 8:30 P. M. with Compline following at 9:00 P. M. Friends of Music supports this concert series. Receptions follow Compline on these Sundays at 9:30 P. M. in the Guild Room. Donations Accepted.
Compline at Christ Church is sung by the Christ Church Schola Cantorum every Sunday at 9:00PM from October through April.
Compline at Christ Church began in 1997. It was our desire to provide a service to the community in which art and liturgy were seamlessly interwoven. The ancient and historic Office of Compline became the ideal model for such a service. Compline marks the close of the “Hours of the Divine Office”, and its origins date back to the 4th Century monastic custom of private prayer and devotion before retiring. St. Benedict is responsible for the name of the office, its liturgical character and arrangement.
The Christ Church Schola Cantorum was founded in 1997 by Stephen Kennedy for the purpose of performing the weekly Office of Compline at Christ Church. The intent was to provide a service to the community in which musical art and liturgy were seamlessly interwoven. Since its inception, the Schola has performed the Office of Compline each Sunday evening from October through April. Participation in the Schola is offered for course credit at the Eastman School of Music.
This critically acclaimed ensemble specializes in Gregorian chant, choral music from the Renaissance and baroque, and choral improvisation. The Schola has collaborated with Manfred Cordes and Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Players, and organists Edoardo Bellotti, Hans Davidsson, David Higgs, Olivier Latry, William Porter, Joris Verdin, and Harald Vogel. The Schola has been featured in various festivals and concert series, including the annual Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Festival.