Sunday November 10 – hand in your bottle bag with any soft or alcoholic bottled drink and collect your raffle tickets to buy or sell.
Sunday November 17 – please collect a ‘sponsorship’ envelope by which you can pledge financial support for the market; bring back your raffle ticket stubs and money.
Sunday November 24 – please bring in your sponsorship envelope and hand to any member of the community.
Saturday November 30 – from 3-6pm, setting up in Blackfriars’ Hall (the large hall in the centre, next door)
“Were you at Holy Cross Priory on Saturday for Rossini’s Stabat Mater? If you were, lucky you, lucky all of us. If you weren’t, I cannot begin to tell you what you missed. And we had Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir as well.” – Roger Cairns, Swannington (Leicester Mercury, Letters page, 16 October 2019)
A historic occasion
A thoughtful programme of sacred music
The historical origins
‘At the Cross her station keeping’
A word of gratitude
A selection of photos of the event by Br Joseph Bailham OP:
We’ve got a Freshers Mass this Saturday (28th September) at 6.10pm – it’s the Vigil Mass for Sunday.
Then we hope you can stay for some free food and drink.
New students are particularly welcome!
It’s the perfect opportunity to meet other Catholic students from both DMU and UoL…
And to find out what’s on offer at the chaplaincy this term.
Just come along to Holy Cross church, between New Walk and Wellington Street (LE1 6HW) in the city centre.
Look forward to seeing you there!
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- Please note there will be a PRE-CONCERT TALK by Professor Patrick Boylan at 7.00pm in the church. Professor Boylan will reveal some of the unique historical connections between Holy Cross Church and the Rossini ‘Stabat Mater’.
To celebrate 200 years of Holy Cross, we are delighted to announce a grand performance of the Rossini ‘Stabat Mater’ on Saturday 12th October, 7.30pm in the Holy Cross Church, LE1 6HW. The Knighton Chamber Orchestra and Coro Nostro Chamber Choir will be joined by soloists Michelle Carlin (soprano), Alice Chambers (mezzo soprano), Richard Roddis (tenor) and Robert Clarke (bass), under the direction of Paul Jenkins and Lydia Hind.
The first half will present choral works by Monteverdi, Mozart, Bruckner and others, followed in the second half (after interval refreshments) by Rossini’s sublime setting of the poignant Stabat Mater sequence. The words of the Stabat Mater draw the listener into the sorrow of Mary the Mother of Christ, standing at the foot of his Cross, a sorrow that emerges hopeful and triumphant through the promise of the resurrection and eternal life.
Holy Cross Church has a unique relationship with Rossini’s ‘Stabat Mater’. Holy Cross was the probable venue for its UK premiere and went on to host annual performances every Good Friday for many decades.
Don’t miss this historic opportunity to hear this impressive work once again in the beautiful setting of Holy Cross Church!
Tickets are available from Eventbrite (click here) and on the door: £12, £10 concessions, £3 students/under 16s.
To view or download the concert poster, click here.