Festival Eucharist & The Day of Pentecost @ Saint James' Warrenton
SUNDAY, MAY 20 | 10:15 AM
The annual Saint James' Festival Eucharist will be held on the Day of Pentecost which falls on May 20th.
The choir has been working tirelessly on the setting of the mass and the anthem since early January.
The service begins with Marcel Dupre's monumental Cortege et Litanie (Op. 19, 1923) and will be followed by a stunning setting of the hymn Hail Thee Festival Day.
The choir and congregation will sing a new setting of the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, and Fraction Anthem that is set antiphonally by renowned composer Craig Philips aptly titled, Festival Eucharist.
The choral anthem, also penned by Philips, employs new themes as well as the the 9th century hymn Veni Creator Spiritus.
The new and ancient themes are uniquely harmonized so the choral sound shifts from medieval in nature to contemporary.
73 Culpeper St, Warrenton, VA 20186