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Words, Deeds & Arts: “Advent & New Beginnings: Gregorian Chant & Living the Liturgical Rhythms of the Year”
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Serra Club of Houston, Notre Dame Club of Houston and the University of St. Thomas invite you to a lecture series called Words, Deed & Arts. “Advent and New Beginnings: Gregorian Chant and Living the Liturgical Rhythms of the Year" is the lecture topic for Dec. 15, 2010. The presenter will be Dr. Dominic Aquila.
As the early Church moved from the ground of its Semitic origins to the wider world of Greek culture, it had to negotiate the tensions between the two worlds, the Hebraic and the Hellenic. “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” Tertullian’s famous question captured this tension. In the realm of music and liturgy we could ask an analogous question: “What has Orpheus to do with David?” With Orpheus and David representing the quintessence of the Greek and Jewish musical traditions.
In this lecture, Dr. Aquila discusses the relation of music and liturgy in the history of the Catholic Church with special attention to four periods of tension between them each in part informed by elements of the Orpheus-Davidic understanding of music. The presentation will include musical examples of plainchant and polyphony.
5 pm - Mass, Chapel of St. Basil
5:45 pm - Reception, Cullen Hall
6:30 pm - Lecture/conversation, Cullen Hall
Parking is complimentary.
RSVP by Dec. 9 to email@example.com.
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“Words, Deeds and Arts” is a fall lecture series. Other dates in the series include September 22, October 27, November 18 and December 15.
||Admission for students is free with a student ID, $20 all others
||Mass: Chapel of St. Basil, Reception & Lecture: Cullen Hall
||Chapel of St. Basil: 3802 Yoakum
Cullen Hall: 4001 Mt. Vernon
||Cathy Connors at firstname.lastname@example.org; 281-914-0703
||Serra Club of Houston, University of St Thomas and Notre Dame Club of Houston
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