April 15, 2004 • Volume 12 Number 15

Concert Features Jesuit Works

Musical settings of poetry, prayers and other works by Jesuits will be performed by the Seraphim Singers choral group at a May 1 concert in St. Ignatius Church.

The concert, "Music of the Jesuit Tradition," will take place at 8 p.m. in St. Ignatius, located at 28 Commonwealth Avenue.

The program of vocal music ranges from early music to the premiere of a work commissioned by the Seraphim Singers. Two representatives of Boston College, Assoc. Prof. Eileen Sweeney (Philosophy) and part-time faculty member Michael Burgo (Music), music director at St. Ignatius, will perform with the group, which since its debut in 1997 has become noted for its interpretation of music from the Roman Catholic tradition.

Rev. Erik Oland, SJ, a Weston Jesuit School of Theology graduate student who was a prize-winning operatic baritone, will present a talk at the beginning of the concert titled"O Deus Ego Amo Te: Spirituality and Music in the Early Jesuit Tradition - Paris via Rome," in which he will discuss the Jesuit themes included in the program.

There is a suggested donation of $15, $10 for students and seniors.

For information, call ext.2-6100 -Sean Smith

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