Apr 28, 2024
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First Parish in Lexington

An Evening of Sacred Chant: A Millennium of Soaring Mystical Sound

Directed by Rip Jackson

Sunday, April 28, 2024, at 7:30 PM

First Parish in Lexington

On Sunday, April 28, 2024 the music program at First Parish presented a very special candlelit evening of sacred chant music inviting the large audience to come and center inward, touching their deepest, truest self, as they were enfolded in the peaceful, healing, transcendent mystical music ancient and modern from Western, Eastern, and African traditions—performed by the First Parish Festival Choir and guest soloists, and directed by Rip Jackson. The evening’s program included Gregorian chant, antiphons by Hildegard Von Bingen, Medieval polyphony, Renaissance masterpieces, Russian Orthodox hymns, Hebrew Sephardic chants, Hindu mantras, African sacred music, and modern mystical a capella music.