Music for Sunday & Maundy Thursday

Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter mean lots of dramatic choir anthems coming your way! For Palm Sunday at 9:00 am, Stephen Paulus’ Carol of the Hill will be sung by the St. Michael’s Singers, depicting the crucifixion through the scope of springtime and the hope of rebirth (“For you I shall wear a crown of trees,/ And birds will sing from among their leaves”). At 11:00 am, the Saints & Singers Choir will sing a traditional South African Hosanna, as that liturgy does not progress through the Passion.

On Maundy Thursday, the Choristers will join the St. Michael’s Singers on THREE beautiful choral anthems, including Maurice Duruflé’s classic Ubi caritas and Colin Mawby’s majestic Ave verum corpus. Good Friday’s bilingual evening service will feature a heart-wrenching arrangement of the African-American Spiritual Take my mother home during the veneration of the cross. Stay tuned for next week’s eblast with more musical highlights for the rest of Holy Week, including the Portland Brass Quintet on Easter Day!