Catholicism and the Arts: Faithful Musical Modernisms: Poulenc, Villette, Langlais, and Arvo Pärt (A Performance by the William Ferris Chorale)
Thursday, 17 March 2016
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Madonna della Strada Chapel
Lake Shore Campus, LUC
This event was free and open to the public.
Faithful Musical Modernisms: Poulenc, Villette, Langlais, and Arvo Pärt
A performance by the William Ferris Chorale, under the direction of Paul French
As part of the Hank Center's Catholicism and the Arts series this spring, we are pleased to have sponsored a special performance of selected works from Francis Poulenc, Pierre Villette, Jean Langlais, and Arvo Pärt. These works were performed by the William Ferris Chorale, under the direction of Paul Fench - composer, conductor, and music director of the chorale.
Be it tragedy, conflict, ill health, or physical setback, the four composers represented in this concert suffered mightily, and yet were impelled to compose powerful sacred works in testament to their faith.
Join us for a performance of these sacred works at Loyola's Madonna della Strada Chapel, and hear how some of the greatest musical minds of the 20th century witnessed to the eternal struggle between faith and tragedy.
Lauda Jerusalem Dominum - Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
Flutes (solo for organ) - Jean Langlais
Eric Budzynski, organist
Litanies à la Vierge Noir - Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Quatre Petites Prières de Saint Francois D’Assisse - Francis Poulenc
Hymne à la Vierge - Pierre Villette (1926-1998)
Salve Regina - Pierre Villette
O Quam Amabilis Es - Pierre Villette
Berliner Messe - Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)
Veni Sancte Spiritus
Caritas et Amore - Randall Stroope (b. 1953)