Reflections of Mary

Directed by Ivars Taurins with Tafelmusik Chamber Choir

Reflections of Mary

Thu Mar 25, Fri Mar 26, Sat Mar 27 at 8pm and Sun Mar 28 at 3:30pm Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre Map SUBSCRIBE NOW
Ivars Taurins director
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
 
Contemplate the meaning of the Virgin Mary in this luminous concert offering three composers’ takes on this sacred icon of motherhood and mercy.
 
The figure of Mary, mother of Jesus, is central to this program of French choral music spanning more than three centuries. The lyricism and expressive power of Charpentier’s final mass, Missa Assumpta est Maria, is paired with lustrous a cappella works by the 20th-century composer Poulenc. 
 
The tenderness of Poulenc’s sacred music holds a mirror to Charpentier’s expression of Marian devotion in this uplifting concert that signals spring and rebirth. A new commission by a contemporary Canadian composer will bring our musical contemplation of Mary into the present day. 
 
PROGRAM INCLUDES: 
 
  • Charpentier Missa assumpta est Maria
  • Salve regina by Charpentier and Poulenc
  • Poulenc O magnum mysterium
INCLUDED IN SUBSCRIPTION SERIES: 
 
  • Full 10
  • 5 Concert B