Events

ORGAN CONCERT WITH CLARA GERDES

Saturday, May 21, 7:30 PM
Join us for an organ concert by guest artist Clara Gerdes, part of the Celebratory Concert Series for the Completion of the St. Cecilia Organ at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, MA. The concert will feature the premiere of Supplication and Celebration by Samuel Adler, an organ duet written for the completion of the organ. This newly completed surround-sound instrument restored by Nelson Barden of Boston, is comprised of parts of twenty-seven different E.M. Skinner organs, includes over 12,000 pipes, and is the only one in the world with its particular surround-sound configuration. For tickets: 508-240-2400
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Ascension Evensong and Sung Eucharist

With Gloriae Dei Cantores

Evensong Saturday, May 28 5:15 PM
Introit—O Rex Gloriæ, Marenzio
Preces & Responses—Zion Manuscript, Hale
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis—Ešenvalds
Anthem—Fair is the Heaven, Harris
(Evensong will be live-streamed)

Ascension Sunday, May 29 10:00 AM
Introit—God is gone up, Finzi
Mass—Western Wind, Shepherd
Psalm—47
Offertory—Rex Gloriæ, Mathias
Communion—Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal, Parker

Pentecost Evensong and Sung Eucharist

With Gloriae Dei Cantores

Evensong Saturday, June 4, 5:15 PM
Introit—Jubilate Deo, Palestrina
Preces & Responses—Buonemani
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis—Collegium Magdalenæ Oxoniense, Leighton
Anthem—All People that on earth, R.V. Williams
(Evensong will be live-streamed)

Pentecost Sunday, June 5, 10:00 AM
Introit—Veni Sancte, Mozart
Mass—Machen Festival Mass, Jones
Psalm—104:24-36
Offertory—Come Holy Ghost, Sowerby
Communion—Factus Est Repente, Aichinger

WIND ENSEMBLE PENTECOST CONCERT

Sunday, June 5, 3:30 PM

Celebrate Pentecost Sunday with a Wind Ensemble concert at the Church of the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans. The concert will feature works by Curnow, Finzi, Gillingham and Reed. The concerts will take place on Sunday, June 5 at 3:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30 General; $25 Seniors; Free for students and youth 18 & under
Call 508-240-2400, purchase online at artsempoweringlife.org or purchase at the door.

CHARA PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Saturday, June 11, 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 12, 3:00 PM
Finding Joy Despite Circumstances

Join us for an immersive percussion ensemble concert featuring various dances written throughout history in times or circumstances of sorrow or suffering by composers including Bach, Bartok, Krasa and Rachmaninoff. The concert will be performed by Chara Percussion ensemble at the new Arts Empowering Life Performing Arts Building in Brewster, MA. (95 Southern Eagle Cartway)

GREGORIAN CHANT SUMMER RETREAT

July 8-12, 2022
Join us this summer for a three-day Gregorian chant retreat, July 8-12 (Friday dinner through Tuesday breakfast), at the Community of Jesus in Orleans, MA. Surrounded by the beautiful environs of summer on Cape Cod, learn about St. Benedict, the founder of Benedictine monasticism, and how he defined the Liturgy of the Hours in his rule. The retreat will also cover some basics of singing Gregorian chant. Join us as we discover this ever-relevant form of conversation through sung prayer.
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BAROQUE ENSEMBLE IN CONCERT

Saturday, August 13, 7:30 PM
Join us for a Baroque Ensemble Concert on Saturday, August 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Building in Brewster, MA.  For tickets: 508-240-2400.

ORGAN CONCERT WITH CHELSEA CHEN

Saturday, August 20, 7:30 PM
Join us for an organ concert by guest artist Chelsea Chen, on the St. Cecilia Organ at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, MA. This newly completed surround-sound instrument restored by Nelson Barden of Boston, is comprised of parts of twenty-seven different E.M. Skinner organs, includes over 12,000 pipes, and is the only one in the world with its particular surround-sound configuration. For tickets: 508-240-2400

GREGORIAN CHANT FALL RETREAT

September 27 – October 1, 2022
Join us this fall for a three-day Gregorian chant retreat, September 27 – October 1 (Tuesday dinner through Saturday breakfast), at the Community of Jesus in Orleans, MA. Learn about the “Chants of the Angels” using chants from the feast of Saint Michael and All Angels (Feast day is September 29) and other angelic chants. The retreat will also cover some basics of singing Gregorian chant. Join us as we discover this ever-relevant form of conversation through sung prayer.
Register Online