Thank you once again for your support, and for joining with us as we strive to bring to you meaningful music and meaningful connection. Our December 2016 concerts went wonderfully, thanks to you our audiences and to the wonderful people in Bellingham and on Lummi Island who arranged their performance spaces so we could bring you uplifting music, music for reflection and peace.
And now it’s a new year! We have chosen Friday, April 14th for our next concert. Read on!
Vox Antiqua will be performing the Missa Defunctorum Requiem Mass by Clemens non Papa on Friday, April 14th for the Good Friday Tenebrae service at First Congregational Church at 2401 Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham.
The word “tenebrae” comes from the Latin meaning “darkness.” The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Good Friday service that makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events of that week from the triumphant Palm Sunday entry through Jesus‘ burial.
This increasing darkness symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus’ death and of hopelessness in the world without God. The service concludes in darkness, sometimes with a final candle, the Christ candle, carried out of the sanctuary, symbolizing the death of Jesus. The worshipers then leave in silence to ponder the impact of Christ’s death and await the coming Resurrection.
The Good Friday service will begin at 7:00 p.m.
We hope to see you at the service, and to share this beautiful music with you.