Sunday, March 22, 2015
Netloft, 1960 Murray Rd.
The Gabriola Ecumenical Society is pleased to host a very special and uniquely Gabriolan Sunday afternoon contemplative experience on the first day of spring.
This event brings together the musical gifts, chanting voices and vibrational sounds of more than ten islanders who will also guide us into the richness of silent pauses.
Pandit Tejomaya, a Hindu priest in the tradition of the Himalayan Yoga Masters from the Vedic tradition, and a former monk in the Roman Catholic Dominican Order, will lead mantra chant from the Vedic tradition with the accompaniment of his sitar. Traditions like Vedic chant are often considered the oldest unbroken oral tradition in existence.
Insula Laetitiae (Island of Joy) – Gabriola Women’s Gregorian Chant Choir wil lead Gregorian Chant under the direction of Hiromi Bradshaw, with some improvisational saxophone accompaniment by Saburo.
Gregorian chant developed mainly in western and central Europe during the 9th and 10th centuries. It’s a form of monophonic, unaccompanied sacred song of the western Roman Catholic Church with universal appeal.
Come and be nourished by this special contemplative experience .
Doors open at 3:30. Seating is limited.
Please consider a donation at the door.