Monday, 28 February 2011
Videos of the Pilgrimage to Caversham
Last Saturday the Schola sang for the Latin Mass Society's annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Caversham. There was an important shrine to Our Lady in Caversham from before the Norman Conquest to the Reformation, and this was restored in 1958. Today it boasts a lovely medieval shrine image, a large, polychromed wooden Madonna and Child; Our Lady was crowned to mark the 50th Anniversary of the restoration of the shrine. This is the second year that the LMS has organised a pilgrimage there.
It was a Votive Mass of Our Lady (after Septuagesima). (When we sang there last year, it was the Ember Saturday of Lent, which was interesting.) Not having any polyphonists with us, we sang as a vested schola from the front of the nave.
Here is the Introit, with the Kyrie from Mass IX.
The Gradual Benedicta et venerabilis, and Tract Gaude Maria Virgo
The Offetory Felix namque est.
See the LMS Chairman blog for more on the Mass; see here for more photos.