Worship – Vespers for Feast of St. James – St. James Cathedral – Hutchings-Votey and Rosales Organs
July 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
One event on July 6, 2022 at 7:30 pm
The choir and organists of Saint James Cathedral will present Roman Catholic Vespers for the feast of Saint James, featuring the world premieres of two new works by composer Jessica French.
Regarding her composition, “Pilgrimage,” Ms. French writes, “While setting this text, I imagined what Sir Walter Raleigh might have thought while contemplating his own death, and similarly, how a pilgrim might visualize the journey to heaven. Because Raleigh uses sparkling gems to describe the heavenly paradise, I assigned each choral part to a specific gem using my synesthesia—the association of color and sound—to portray their respective colors through contrasting sonorities.”