Gregorio Allegri’s musical setting of Psalm 51, ‘Miserere,’ has accompanied the start of Lent for centuries. Its piercing stratospheric tones – recurring high Cs, two octaves above middle C – call Christians to repentance and prayer on Ash Wednesday. It’s one of those pieces of music that changes lives.
It’s not just at any time or anywhere that you can experience these towering heights of sound. This Ash Wednesday (14 February), join the University of Glasgow Chapel Choir for a special performance of this impressive masterpiece.
At 10 pm in the Memorial Chapel, the Anglican Chaplaincy sponsors a late-night Imposition of Ashes. The night’s stillness, illuminated by candlelight, sets the stage for an extraordinary musical experience.
All are welcome to this service, whether seeking ashes or simply yearning to see and hear this profound event. This is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in a rich musical and spiritual tradition.
The University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth
The Rev Canon Oliver Brewer-Lennon