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Choir Offers Sacred Song Concert for Holy Days

March 31, 2014

Laura Lemire
Communications and Marketing
(603) 641-7240

The Saint Anselm College student choir performs its annual spring concert on Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m., in the Abbey Church. The program features a collection of music from the choir's repertoire of sacred song.

The concert is the night before Passion Sunday so the program reflects the emotions of the liturgical year. The music begins prayerful and calming including cries for mercy and forgiveness, for guidance and vision.

As usual, alumni of the choir will be invited to join in singing "I Love You, Lord." The program's second half is largely to remembering those departed while the choir sings three parts of "Requiems" by John Rutter and Gabriel Fauré.

The concert will conclude on a lighter note with the singing of the Saint Anselm College Anthem.

"All in all, the concert proves to be good way to prepare spiritually for the great Holy Days which are soon to follow," says director Fr. Bede Camera, O.S.B.

For 26 years, the Saint Anselm Choir has accompanied important moments in the life of the college community including family weekend, new student orientation, and the nurse pinning ceremony.

They have been singing liturgies in the Abbey Church since 1987, under the direction of Fr. Bede. Alumnus Robert Aldrich is the assistant to the choir director. Each year the choir offers two free concerts to the community: December Song and an annual spring concert.

For more information on this and other choir events, visit the website at www.anselm.edu/choir or email the choir at choir@anselm.edu. The concert is open to the public.