Monday, August 16, 2010

Assumption Vespers Report

Assumption Vespers were sung in the historic Serra Chapel of the Mission San Juan Capistrano on the evening of 14 August, 2010, before an enthusiastic congregation numbering some sixty to seventy. The Brothers of the Little Oratory were joined by members of Una Voce Orange County, making up the number of the liturgical choir to an impressive eighteen. Fr. Victor Sczurek, O.Praem., served as Hebdomadarius and performed the Benediction. Also in choir was Br. Aiden of the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem. The Vespers were accompanied from the loft-organ, and the singing from both liturgical choir and congregation was at once tuneful and assertive throughout.

This occasion marked the second time that liturgical vespers have been sung before the beautiful gilt altar of the Serra Chapel, and it is hoped that another vespers occasion will be forthcoming in the near future. Afterwards a large impromptu gathering of the singers and congregants was held in a local restaurant, rounding out the beginning of Our Lady's great feast with splendid good-fellowship. More photos as they become available.

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