Presented by the St Mary Magdalene Music Society
All Souls’ Day is the commemoration of the faithful departed, the day on which Christians remember those from whom they have been parted by death. The traditional method of doing this is a Requiem mass, where the sacrifice of Christ on the cross is offered for all the departed. The great settings of the Requiem Mass were all written to be used as service music, not for concert performance, and so using the settings liturgically enables them to be heard and appreciated properly. We use the setting as authentically as we can, within the confines of a modern liturgy, so the service is largely as it would be at St Mary Magdalene’s on a Sunday morning, but using the sung setting in a traditional way. This is not, then, a recreation of an archaic liturgy, but a contemporary act of worship, using the great music and traditional texts in as authentic a way as we can.
Free. No booking required.