Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Gaudete Sunday in St Bede's
On Sunday I was at St Bede's, Clapham Park for the monthly polyphonic Mass. It was of course Gaudete Sunday, and Fr Andrew Southwell was wearing some very splendid Rose vestments. Fr Andrew Pinsent was guest preacher.
The Mass was accompanied as usual by the Cantores Missae, directed by Charles Finch, who sang Mass in honour of Our Lady of Loreto by Vinzenz Goller, Ave Maria by Vinzenz Goller, Ave verum by W.A. Mozart, and Alma redemptoris mater by G.P. da Palestrin.
If you've not experienced these Masses with these singers you should go! This is a really unique situation in England and Wales, made possible by a number of benefactors, including the Latin Mass Society.
After Mass I spoke to Br Dominic Mary F.SS.R, a member of the Papa Stronsay community who was passing through: more on that here.