October 17 at 7:00 PM Church of the Advent, 28 Pleasant Street, Medfield, will
hold a special service to celebrate the Feast of St. Luke. We are delighted to announce that we will
have as a special guest , the Zefiro
Choir during the service. The choir will sing Tomas Luis de Victoria's Mass
O Quam Gloriosum with its motet of the
same name. The first line can be translated from the Latin,
glorious is the kingdom in which all the saints rejoice with Christ!"
the most significant composer of the Counter-Reformation in Spain, and one of the
best-regarded composers of sacred music in the late Renaissance, a genre to
which he devoted himself exclusively. In his music, the passion of Spanish
mysticism and religion is expressed.
The Zefiro Choir is a Boston and Providence
based ensemble of eight singers devoted to performing vocal music of the 14th
-17th centuries. Founded as a collaboration, this award-winning group takes
inspiration from specialist groups from around the world such as the Tallis
Scholars, the Sixteen, and the Taverner Consort. Zefiro's credits include winning a project grant from the
Somerville Arts Council, chapter of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and
National Endowment for the Arts, and performing in the SoHIP Summer Concert
Series since 2009.
Please join us for this special evening of glorious music. A
reception with light fare will directly follow the service. Visit us on the web
at www.adventmedfield.org or call 508-359-6303 for further information.