The Pope Benedict XVI Schola is putting on a Candlemas concert on Feb. 2, 2013, to benefit the Knoxville Ladies of Charity.
The Christian feast of Candlemas, which falls on Feb. 2, rolls several celebrations into one: it’s the day on which the church marks the presentation of the infant Jesus in the temple; the purification of the Virgin Mary, 40 days after the birth of her son; and, traditionally, the official end of the season of Epiphany.
The Schola’s repertory for the concert includes Gregorian chant and choral works in Latin and English by Palestrina, Purcell, Victoria, Byrd, Sheppard, Tye, and Vaughan Williams. Organist Charles Walden, music director of Holy Ghost Church, will also perform.
Schola members come from churches throughout Knoxville, and the group’s director is Mary C. Weaver.
Here are the concert details:
2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013
Holy Ghost Church
1041 N. Central St., Knoxville, TN 37917
Buy tickets online with Eventbrite—
or at the door
Tickets cost $10
Proceeds benefit the Ladies of Charity, who do so much to help the poor in Knoxville. It’s amazing what they accomplish on a tiny budget–and no, they do not receive funds from Catholic Charities of East Tennessee.
Please e-mail or call me (865-437-8620) with any questions–and please mark your calendar. We look forward to seeing you there!