March 11 at 7:00 p.m.: “Stations of the Cross” by Marcel Dupré, Stephen Hamilton playing Fisk Opus 112
Stations of the Cross refers to a series of images depicting Jesus on the day of the crucifixion and also to a set of traditional prayers Christians say when contemplating those images. Often a series of 14 images will be arranged around a church or along a path, and the faithful travel from image to image, stopping at each station to say the prayers and reflections. Le chemin de la Croix (“The Stations of the Cross”) was improvised by the virtuoso French organist Marcel Dupré as meditations on poems by the important French poet Paul Claudel. Dupré was so pleased that he later wrote his improvisations down and they have since become an important part of the organ repertoire. This will be a both a profoundly spiritual evening as well as a rich music offering.
Full color program and accompanying poems here.