Gloriæ Dei Cantores
Music has been integral to the worship at the Church of the Transfiguration, from which has emerged a wealth of musical expressions. The Community’s choir, Gloriæ Dei Cantores “Singers to the Glory of God” sings the Choral Eucharist and Evensong services. The choir’s music illuminates treasures from rich cultural traditions across the globe through artistic elegance, performance authenticity, and compelling spirituality. Gloriæ Dei Cantores holds a passionate dedication to illuminate truth and beauty through choral artistry, celebrating a rich tradition of Sacred choral music from Gregorian chant through the twenty-first century.
Gloriæ Dei Cantores makes its home at the Church of the Transfiguration, where the choir sings worship services, concerts, and recordings throughout the year. The members’ ongoing life of worship – Sunday Eucharist, Choral Evensong and Liturgy of the Hours in Gregorian chant – is the foundation of the choir’s artistry, enabling their extensive repertoire to become a vibrant form of sung prayer.
Founded in 1988, Gloriæ Dei Cantores from Orleans, MA, under the direction of Richard K. Pugsley, has touched the hearts of audiences in twenty-three countries in Europe, Russia, and North America, receiving extensive critical acclaim for its artistic elegance, performance authenticity, and compelling spirituality.