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Come, Let’s Rejoice: A Celebration of English Renaissance Music

tallisPlease save the date, time, and place of our next concert:

2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 18
Holy Ghost Church
1041 N. Central St., Knoxville, TN 37917

During this hour-long performance, the Pope Benedict XVI Schola will sing works of the musical giants of Renaissance England—composers such as Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, John Sheppard, and Christopher Tye.

Soprano soloist Maria Magdalena Rist and lutenist Thomas Tallant will also perform a set of sacred songs.

Here’s the lineup for the schola’s two sets:

  • Out from the deep, Thomas Tallis, 1505-1585
  • Verily, verily, Tallis
  • Lord, let thy servant, Christopher Tye, c 1505-1573
  • If ye love me, Tallis
  • Give almes of thy goods, Tye
  • Rejoice in the Lord alway, anonymous
  • Mass for four voices (sung by schola quartet), William Byrd, 1540-1623
    • Kyrie
    • Agnus Dei
  • Ave verum corpus, Byrd
  • Hear the voice and prayer, Tallis
  • A new commandment, Tallis
  • Cibavit eos (sung by schola quartet), Byrd
  • The Lord’s prayer, John Sheppard, c 1515-1556
  • Come, let’s rejoice, John Amner, 1579-1641

There’s no fee for the concert, but we’ll gratefully accept “love offerings.”

Questions? Please e-mail me, Mary Weaver, or call me at 865-437-8620.

Download a concert poster here.

Come to our Christmas concert: Dec. 3, 2011

The Pope Benedict XVI Schola is putting on a concert this December to benefit the Knoxville Ladies of Charity.

The theme is “A (Mostly) Medieval and Renaissance Christmas,” and the program will feature some of the most beautiful chants, motets, and carols written in the past 800 years. Organist Charles Walden, our friend and colleague, will also perform a set of his favorite seasonal pieces.

Here are the details:

2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011
Holy Ghost Church
1041 N. Central St., Knoxville, TN 37917

Google map to the church


Buy tickets at the door

Tickets are $10.

All proceeds benefit the Ladies of Charity, who do so much to help the poor in Knoxville. It’s amazing what they accomplish on a tiny budget–and no, they do not receive funds from Catholic Charities of East Tennessee.

Please e-mail or call me (865-437-8620) with any questions–and please mark your calendar. We look forward to seeing you there!