A quiet Night: Musical Expression of Solidarity with Ukraine
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A quiet Night: Musical Expression of Solidarity with Ukraine

A Quiet Night – Tyhoyi Nochi is a new piece of choral music by Ukrainian composer Natalia Tsupryk. Commissioned by SANSARA for Ukrainian Independence Day and to mark six months since the February 2022 invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, the piece is a musical expression of solidarity with the people of Ukraine: it is…

Malakal, South Sudan – Dancing for Peace
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Malakal, South Sudan – Dancing for Peace

Peacemaking has a distinctly African rhythm in the camp for displaced persons in the United Nations base in Malakal, South Sudan. Inside the camp’s crowded Catholic Church, young people are dancing. In a country at war, they say they’re dancing for peace. “I like to dance,” said Vivian James, a teenager in the sprawling camp…

Maundy Thursday
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Maundy Thursday

Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613) published a collection of 29 short pieces in 1611: Responsoria et alia ad Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae spectantia. 9 pieces each for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, with a psalm and a hymn as an added bonus. GESUALDO // Feria Quinta, Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday: II. Tristis est anima mea…

Choir Cardinal Vaughan School in BBC’s Choral Evensong
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Choir Cardinal Vaughan School in BBC’s Choral Evensong

Schola Cantorum, the renowned boys’ choir of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in West London, has recently achieved something of a first; becoming the first choir from a state school to sing for the BBC’s longest running programme, Choral Evensong. The service, Choral Vespers for the Feast of Candlemas, was recorded in mid-January and will…

Pakistan: Musical Harmony Meets Communal Harmony
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Pakistan: Musical Harmony Meets Communal Harmony

About 400 people attended an interfaith Christmas concert at Al Qalm Girls High School in Chak (village) 11 4L, home to 350 Christian families, in Okara district of Pakistan’s Punjab province. They were entertained by liberal rock band Laal, which has been performing Christmas concerts in parishes and schools free of charge for the past…

Winter Meditation Mix- Poor Clares Arundel
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Winter Meditation Mix- Poor Clares Arundel

Spotify Exactly one year ago the Poor Clares of Arundel (near Brighton) caused a stir with their own CD, Light for the world. In a month, it became the most popular album ever released by a religious order. The CD contains well-known religious hymns, interspersed with music based on texts by Saint Clare of Assisi…