Seminarian, Pre-Theology II
Like the Advent concert, the Lenten concert is not just about entertainment. It is about using music to bring into clear focus the penitential nature of the Lenten season and the great and saving work of Jesus Christ that it commemorates. It does this through a variety of music: Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony, as well as contemporary pieces. Interspersed with the music are readings from Sacred Scripture, the Fathers of the Church, great spiritual classics, and papal documents. The readings seek to further draw out the spiritual message of music. The ultimate goal of the concert is to enrich the spiritual lives of its attendees by presenting them with a prayerful meditation on the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ.