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‘PASSION: Music of A Thousand Years’ is a concert presentation of a millennium’s worth of
stunningly beautiful choral music that will take place in Halifax on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 4:00 pm.
Directed by Paul Halley, members of The Cathedral Choir of All Saints Cathedral in Halifax will
showcase choral works in a fluid choreography that will surround the audience with powerful and
ethereal music, sung from various locations within the grand, landmark historic building that is the
Cathedral Church of All Saints. The music presented in this concert was written at points throughout
the last one thousand years in commemoration of the forty days leading up to Easter, a period in the
Church year known as Lent. Over the centuries, poets and composers have taken inspiration from the
biblical narratives of the Passion, the Psalms, and Old Testament prophets, to create works of
astonishing depth and beauty. The dramatic power of these texts has drawn out the most exquisite
music from some of the greatest musicians over the last 1,000 years. From 11th century Gregorian
chant, through Tallis and Byrd, and Shaker songs and African American Spirituals, to Poulenc and
contemporary composers, the works on this program represent an enormous range of expression.

‘PASSION: Music of A Thousand Years’ takes place on Sunday, April 2nd at 4:00 p.m. at the
Cathedral Church of All Saints in Halifax. A single show is scheduled, and seating is limited, so
audiences are advised to get tickets early. Information and tickets may be found online at: