The pontifical vespers
for Epiphany will come a day before January 7 when the Orthodox and Oriental churches celebrate Christmas according to the Julian calendar.
Debuted at Londons Design Museum in November 2016 to great acclaim, Vespers
comprises 15 masks in three sub-series, portraying the past, present and future.
While some Catholic, Anglican, and Episcopal parishes include vespers
services in their weekly schedules, outside of monasteries it has largely fallen to Orthodox Christians to uphold the tradition.
This installation of The Vesper
Project also marks the first time it has been exhibited alongside The Jerome Project, 2011--, another multistage undertaking, which Kaphar debuted at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2011.
(All Night Vigil) was the main work, originally composed for liturgical purposes, but here presented 'in concert'.
Dana Tandy of Warwick, longtime treasurer of the North Dana Parish, said the most recent program, like others in the past, began with a brief history of the vespers
origin and the charity of two Dana sisters whose bequest made it possible.
The evening vespers
service, called forgiveness vespers
, begins as a vespers
service during ordinary (i.
Monteverdi's magnificent setting of the Vespers
presents a wonderful feast of Venetian splendour.
Hearing the Vespers
again, with tenor Peter Bates (also a cathedral layclerk) as a vibrant soloist, was a reminder that the choir should make a recording of the work, as part of a CD of unaccompanied, or simply accompanied music, away from the expected world of full orchestral oratorio or Christmas jingles.
The concept for Uneasy Vespers
goes back to the late 1980s when Stephen was commissioned by the RLPO and Granada TV to compose a piece for the RLP Society's 150th anniversary.
In these ten volumes devoted to Vespers
and Compline music, Jeffrey Kurtzman has examined and transcribed an enormous chunk of a vast repertory, and any study of Italian liturgical music will be indebted to this effort.
The music, both Benjamin Britten's Rejoice In The Lamb and Rachmaninov's unaccompanied Vespers
, was challenging and emotional.