In this video, Director of Music Donald Hunt joins Choral Scholars Olivia Duffin, Juliet Beckwith, and Spencer van Dellen to sing Giovanni Croce’s “O sacrum convivium” around an altar. In this time of social distancing, when a meal of even four friends around a table is forbidden, let this beautiful music in this glorious setting be the food which sustains you until you can once again banquet together!
O sacrum convivium, in quo Christus sumitur;
recolitur memoria passionis ejus;
mens impletur gratia;
et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur. Amen.
O sacred banquet, wherein Christ is received;
the memorial of his passion is renewed;
the soul is filled with grace;
and a pledge of future glory is given to us. Amen.
Translation: CPDL (St. Ann's Choir)
Singers: Olivia Duffin, Juliet Beckwith, Spencer VanDellen, Donald Hunt
Producer: Ian Alexander
Recorded in March 2020
Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, BC