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Lunchtime Concert – Passion and Meditation – Chants of Female Saints

October 18, 2018 at 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Passion and Meditation – Chants of Female Saints
Dr Hilkka-Liisa Vuori
Theatre 2,  Irish World Academy.
The chants of this concert are written by female saints or from offices for female saints. They revolve around the themes of passion and meditation, with passion referring both to suffering as well as to love from a devout heart. A common theme in the stories of female saints is the passion of and love for Christ. In following Christ, women gave themselves to suffering. When trying to understand God’s love, they sought out his misery and pain. Most of the chants of this concert are from the Divine Office, which serve as prayers, praise and meditation. The programme includes chants written by Hildegard of Bingen, chants from the Cantus sororum with texts based on the visions by Birgitta of Sweden, and chants from the offices of Mary Magdalene and Catherine of Alexandria. The seldom-heard sequence Ante thorum virginalem is from the Mass for St. Barbara.
Admission is free and all are welcome.


October 18, 2018
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm


Theatre 2, Irish World Academy
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