The University of St. Thomas welcomes the public to the music performances listed below. All will be held on the university’s St. Paul campus unless noted otherwise. For more information, call the St. Thomas Music Department, (651) 962-5850.
This is the U.S. premiere of this work by the renowned English composer, and pre-eminent Twin Cities soprano Maria Jette will be the soloist. Andrew Hackett is organist, and members of the St. Catherine University Liturgical Choir will join the performance as well.
Wright, former assistant master of music at Westminster Cathedral, has been director of liturgical music for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brentwood, England, since 1982. An Oxford graduate, he sang as an early member of the internationally renowned ensemble, the Tallis Scholars. Last year Wright was unanimously elected to England’s Honorary Fellowship of the Guild of Church Musicians, founded in 1888. He also is a Knight of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great.
This performance is free, and a reception follows, co-sponsored by St. Thomas’ Department of Catholic Studies.