Organ Vespers for the Purification of the BVM

Schola Aliquando and I will present First Vespers of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (also kept as the feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple) 1 February at 19:30 at St Austin Catholic Parish, 2026 Guadalupe St, Austin. This fully sung Vespers will feature one of the cycles from Heinrich Scheidemann’s collection of versets on all eight tones of the Magnificat, a major contribution to this repertory; a Tiento on ‘Ave maris stella’ (the proper hymn for the feast) by Juan Cabanilles; and versets on the same hymn by Christian Erbach. The proper chants are beautiful, and the feast day is rich with layers of symbolic meaning. Please join us.