On the occasion of the Conference of Catholic Bishops (CEI) in Italy, Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre presents four sacred choral concerts performed GLORIÆ DEI CANTORES (SINGERS TO THE GLORY OF GOD), the internationally acclaimed choir from the Community of Jesus in Orleans, MA. Sharing its artistic elegance, performance authenticity, and musical prayer, the choir will perform in the beautiful cathedrals of Florence, Pisa, and Siena.
November 4 – Pisa Duomo 21,00
November 7 – Siena Duomo 21,00
November 11, 12 – Florence Basilica of San Lorenzo 21,00
Gloriae Dei Cantores—Singers to the Glory of God—is dedicated to bringing the best of vocal art and research to its performance. The most important ingredient, however, is their emphasis on allowing the music to shine by illuminating the text. This aspect of prayer and heart is the hallmark of this vocal ensemble. For more than 25 years, the choir has devoted itself to this mission, bridging divides to offer beauty, authenticity, and praise to God.
Gloriae Dei Cantores, under the direction of Richard K. Pugsley, returns for a sixth tour of Italy, having enjoyed warm musical exchanges with audiences in cathedrals from Bari and Sicily to Turin and Milan. In the fall of 2015, for the occasion of the Convegno Ecclesiale (CEI), Gloriae Dei Cantores will perform at the Duomo di Siena, the Pisa Primaziale, and the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence.
Highlights of the choir’s career include opening the 900th Anniversary of the Basilica of San Marco in Venice, live broadcasts with the BBC, three invitational tours to Russia, and concerts and tours with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Munich Symphony, and the Boston Pops Orchestra. The choir’s catalog of nearly 50 recordings encompasses musical treasures from Gregorian chant to the 21st century. Members of the choir reside at the Community of Jesus in Orleans, Massachusetts, and sing weekly services at the Church of the Transfiguration.