The Mass as Sacred Drama

Contextualizing Latin Liturgical Music for Concert Audiences

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The Mass as Sacred Drama

Friday from 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM EST

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Add to Calendar 2021-03-05 19:15:00 2021-03-05 20:15:00 America/New_York The Mass as Sacred Drama Much music composed for the Roman Catholic Mass over the last millennium and more has found a wide and appreciative audience outside of its original liturgical context. Listeners with little or no connection to the Church often react favorably to the transcendent and timeless qualities of plainchant, and sixteenth-century choral settings of liturgical music are a staple of concerts and recordings by vocal ensembles. In this talk, Weaver will relate this music to the gestures and ritual actions of the Mass of the Roman Rite as practiced from the sixteenth century to the present day, with an aim to enriching the understanding of modern audiences from outside of the Western Catholic tradition. He will also discuss the role that liturgical music (especially plainchant) played in older, Church-run models of music education, and how these might be adapted for use in teaching music to children today. Ask questions at anytime during our presentation on our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/z9PjgvY. You will be asked for your name (nickname or real name), your email, and a password. By registering, you agree to Discord’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

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Much music composed for the Roman Catholic Mass over the last millennium and more has found a wide and appreciative audience outside of its original liturgical context. Listeners with little or no connection to the Church often react favorably to the transcendent and timeless qualities of plainchant, and sixteenth-century choral settings of liturgical music are a staple of concerts and recordings by vocal ensembles. In this talk, Weaver will relate this music to the gestures and ritual actions of the Mass of the Roman Rite as practiced from the sixteenth century to the present day, with an aim to enriching the understanding of modern audiences from outside of the Western Catholic tradition. He will also discuss the role that liturgical music (especially plainchant) played in older, Church-run models of music education, and how these might be adapted for use in teaching music to children today. Ask questions at anytime during our presentation on our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/z9PjgvY. You will be asked for your name (nickname or real name), your email, and a password. By registering, you agree to Discord’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

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Academy of Sacred Drama

EIN: 82-1758160

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The Academy of Sacred Drama is an artistic community whose mission is to respond to the cultural and social needs of our day through the revival of the sacred drama genre. The organization regularly hosts performances of Baroque oratorios (mostly from around 1660–1720) along with lectures and other events. Most of our performances occur at institutions that have made a significant contribution to cultural life in the United States, such as the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Corpus Christi Church in New York City.

Additionally, we create editions and English translations of oratorios that have not been performed since the Baroque era, and we publish the Sacred Drama Journal—a general readership magazine that is shifting to a model consisting of edited translations and peer-reviewed scholarly articles related to sacred drama.

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EIN 82-1758160