Arlington, VA — On March 20th at 7:30 p.m. rising star Bradley King will direct an a-cappella ensemble in the service of Tenebrae. Tenebrae is Latin for darkness. A singular feature of this service is that as the chants and readings progress, candles are gradually extinguished. Here, in the darkened church, we will extinguish all the lights until only one candle remains.
Bradley King has been described as, “A singer with profound Baroque style” – St. Donat’s Festival, Zadar.
The atmosphere of this service is monastic and it invites your participation and quiet reflection. Music and text are designed to speak symbolically of our lives identified in the death and resurrection of Jesus. Please join us for this moving service of choral singing, light and darkness, and reflection on Holy Week.
Through the music ministry at St. Mary’s, we glorify God with our lips and in our lives, proclaiming the Word of God through music while offering opportunities for community and service as well as personal development. St. Mary’s is located at 2609 N. Glebe Road. The church parking lot is located at N. Glebe Road and N. 26th Street (entrance on N. 26th).
St. Mary’s is a vibrant community that seeks to worship Christ, love our neighbors, and serve the poor in our midst. St. Mary’s has four core values that inform who we are as a community of faith. Worship of the risen Christ forms the heart of our church, and weekly community worship sustains us as we seek to serve others through outreach, family and care.