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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Saying Happy Easter with "Ubi Caritas III | Sacred Heart" by Ola Gjeilo



Today is Easter, The day Christians celebrate that Christ is Risen from the day. It's a day of resurrection and of hope & joy and promise.

In celebration I'd like to share this gorgeous Ola Gjeillo piece which is just one of several Gjeillo pieces we are singing at our next Providence Singers concert in May. I am really loving learning and rehearsing this music which is both challenging and so beautiful.

Happy Easter to you and enjoy the music and text. We are singing this in Latin, the English translation is below. For the Latin and more information on other musical settings of Ubi Caritas check out this article. There are also terrific program notes on the Providence Singers website here.

Where charity and love are, God is there.
Love of Christ has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice in Him and be glad.
Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And from a sincere heart let us love one.

Where charity and love are, God is there.
At the same time, therefore, are gathered into one:
Lest we be divided in mind, let us beware.
Let evil impulses stop, let controversy cease.
And in the midst of us be Christ our God.

Where charity and love are, God is there.
At the same time we see that with the saints also,
Thy face in glory, O Christ our God:
The joy that is immense and good, Unto the
World without end. Amen.

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