The Vermont Gregorian Chant Schola will present its annual concert of Seasonal Music and Gregorian Chant at Saint Michael’s College Chapel in Colchester on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 pm. The 18-member choral group is in residence at Saint Michael’s College and is under the direction of Dr. William Tortolano, professor emeritus of fine arts/music.
The very old repertoire of chant will be presented from the Orbis Factor setting of the Mass; Christmas Antiphon; the “O” Antiphons for Dec. 17; as well as liturgical rounds from Germany and France. The acclaimed two manual, 14 stop, 17 rank, Casavant organ in the acoustically-reverberant chapel will be performed by Dr. Tortolano, Chapel organist emeritus in compositions by Daquin, Rowley, Brahms, and John Rutter.
Audience carols are from England, Germany, and African-American settings. The concert is free and open to the public, but an optional offering will be available.