Tenebrae Service and Concert

Event Date/Time: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Friends of Cathedral Music present Tenebrae, a liturgical service featuring Gregorian Chant and Gregorio Allegri's Miserere on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The concert will be sung by the Cathedral Choir and a quintet of guest musicians.

This Holy Week event is free and open to the public.

After Allegri composed the mysterious Miserere in the 1630s, it became illegal for the music to be performed outside of the Sistine Chapel. Legend has it that Mozart heard it there as a 14-year-old, then wrote it down from memory and made the piece more widely heard. It was eventually published in 1771.

Tenebrae comes from the Latin meaning darkness or shadows, and the intent of this "Service of Shadows" is to use powerfully effective music, readings, and the extinguishing of candlelight to symbolize the darkness of the impending death of Jesus.

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Lenten Prayer Service of Consolation

Event Date/Time: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. - Mt. 11:28

The Diocese of Savannah invites all victims and survivors of abuse, their families, friends & the community to gather for a Prayer Service of Consolation.

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
222 East Harris Street - Savannah, Georgia

Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., presiding

  • watch it live at diosav.org/livestream
  • Se ofrecerá transmisión simultánea al español - Simultaneous translation into Spanish available for those attending.

Reception to follow

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 (All day)
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Christmas Day

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Monday, December 25, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 (All day)
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 (All day)
Friday, December 25, 2020 (All day)
Saturday, December 25, 2021 (All day)
Sunday, December 25, 2022 (All day)
Monday, December 25, 2023 (All day)
Wednesday, December 25, 2024 (All day)
Thursday, December 25, 2025 (All day)
Friday, December 25, 2026 (All day)
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All Saints' Day

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All day)

This is a holy day of obligation in the United States.

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Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Event Date/Time: 
Friday, December 8, 2017 (All day)

Patronal feast day of the United States of America

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Memorial of Saint Peter Claver, Priest

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Saturday, September 9, 2017 (All day)
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