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Catholicism and the Arts: Faithful Musical Modernisms: Poulenc, Villette, Langlais, and Arvo Pärt (A Performance by the William Ferris Chorale)

Catholicism and the Arts: Faithful Musical Modernisms: Poulenc, Villette, Langlais, and Arvo Pärt (A Performance by the William Ferris Chorale)

Thursday, 17 March 2016
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Madonna della Strada Chapel
Lake Shore Campus, LUC

This event is free and open to the public.

Faithful Musical Modernisms: Poulenc, Villette, Langlais, and Arvo Pärt
A performance by the William Ferris Chorale, under the direction of Paul French

As part of the Hank Center's Catholicism and the Arts series this spring, we are pleased to sponsor a special performance of selected works from Francis Poulenc, Pierre Villette, Jean Langlais, and Arvo Pärt. These works will be performed by the William Ferris Chorale, under the direction of Paul Fench - composer, conductor, and music director of the chorale.

Be it tragedy, conflict, ill health, or physical setback, the four composers represented in this concert suffered mightily, and yet were impelled to compose powerful sacred works in testament to their faith.

Join us for a performance of these sacred works at Loyola's Madonna della Strada Chapel, and hear how some of the greatest musical minds of the 20th century witnessed to the eternal struggle between faith and tragedy.

CONCERT PROGRAM:

Lauda Jerusalem Dominum - Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
Flutes (solo for organ) - Jean Langlais
     Eric Budzynski, organist
Litanies à la Vierge Noir - Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Quatre Petites Prières de Saint Francois D’Assisse -  Francis Poulenc
Hymne à la Vierge - Pierre Villette (1926-1998)
Salve Regina - Pierre Villette
O Quam Amabilis Es - Pierre Villette

INTERMISSION

Berliner Messe - Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)
     Kyrie
     Gloria
     Veni Sancte Spiritus
     Credo
     Sanctus/Benedictus
     Agnus Dei
Caritas et Amore - Randall Stroope (b. 1953)