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Mater Ecclesiae’s Annual Assumption Mass in Philadelphia Cathedral

Gregory Dipippo

Aug 9, 2019

"Mater Ecclesiae Roman Catholic Church will celebrate its 19th annual Mass for the feast of the Assumption on Thursday, August 15, at 7:00 pm, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, located at 18th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The solemn Tridentine Mass will once again feature the Ars Laudis Festival Chorus and Orchestra. For the Ordinary of the Mass, Dr. Timothy McDonnell will conduct Haydn’s so-called “Theresienmesse,” nicknamed for its unofficial dedicatee, the empress Maria Theresa of the Two Sicilies, the consort of the last Holy Roman Emperor, Francis II. (Maria Theresa herself was an accomplished soprano, singing the soprano solos in performances of both The Creation and The Seasons at the Viennese court in 1801.)"

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Brozovich will perform as the soprano soloist for the event.

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