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Midwinter Meditations: Celebrating the Silent Season of Snow

February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A snowy country road

Well before the slow food movement, there was the “fast” FROM food movement, which, in the Northern hemisphere took place in that slow period of the year between Christmas / winter solstice and Easter / spring equinox.  In the Christian tradition, forty days of prayer, fasting, penitence and good works observed during that period were — and still are — known as LENT.  The music of the Lenten period reflects the contemplative nature of the time of year.

In its February program Midwinter Meditations: Celebrating the Silent Season of Snow Musica Spei presents music of the medieval and renaissance periods chosen to display a variety of musical moods appropriate to Lent, as well as pieces intended for performance during more joyous seasons of the year.  The performance is accompanied by meditations on the music: brief presentations addressed to the audience by the singers themselves interspersed throughout the concert, designed to lead listeners to better understanding of the music, so that all present might truly celebrate the sounds of this otherwise “Silent Season.”

This concert is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.


February 16
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Friends of CSA


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68 Ashland Street
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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