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April 2022 Newsletter

April 8, 2022: Tonight’s Lenten Concert Meditation

Hello, Friends.

We are delighted to share tonight’s Lenten Concert Meditation with you live in-person as well as livestreamed on our Facebook page, as well as on the Cathedral’s Facebook page. We are sharing the program here, should you be watching online, so that you can follow along to read the beautiful poetry written by Paul Claudel. which follows the Stations of the Cross, in French, the original language in which it was written, and the English translation written by Stephen Hamilton, our featured guest organist.We also produced a series of YouTube videos with the organist Stephen Hamilton to learn insights into the music written by Marcel Dupre. Take a few moments to watch a few and we think you will enhance your enjoyment of the music even more.

Wishing you peace and blessings,

Mary E. Schaffner, Cathedral Heritage Foundation, Board Chair

LE CHEMIN DE LA CROIX (The Way of the Cross) by Marcel Dupré.

Friday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. Featuring the Historic Pipe Organs of the Cathedral of Saint Paul Dr. Stephen Hamilton, organ. Mr. Michael Barone, narration “Le Chemin de la Croix,” (The Way of the Cross) by Marcel Dupré, is a musical meditation on each of the 14 Stations. Tracing the story of the Passion, this ambitious work was created in 1931. The recitation of the literary Le Chemin de la Croix was given in 1931 by Paul Claudel, a devout Catholic diplomat, poet, and dramatist.This concert is free.