The Lassus Scholars regularly perform many of the greatest masterworks of sacred polyphony composed for the liturgy.
They have just returned from Florence where, with some members of Piccolo Lasso, they performed Faure’s Requiem on Sat November 2nd at the church of San Gaetano. They also sang Palestrina’s Missa Brevis on Sunday Nov 3rd 2019.
Over the coming weeks they will sing mass settings by some of the greatest Renaissance composers – Palestrina (Missa Aeterna Christi munera), Lassus (Missa Octavi Toni), Byrd (Mass for Four voices) and Victoria (Missa O magnum mysteries) in the authentic EF Liturgy at St Kevin’s Church, Harrington Street at 10.30am.
– A Musical Heritage of Inestimable Value, a Tradition to be Fostered and Protected …
“In the earthly liturgy we take part in a foretaste of that heavenly liturgy which is celebrated in the Holy City of Jerusalem toward which we journey as pilgrims, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God, a minister of the holies and of the true tabernacle; we sing a hymn of glory to the Lord’s glory with all the warriors of the heavenly army; venerating the memory of the saints, we hope for some part and fellowship with them; we eagerly await the Saviour, Our Lord Jesus Christ, until He, our life, shall appear and we too will appear with Him in glory.”
 The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Vatican II, Sacrosanctum Concilium 4 Dec 1963.
Here are some videos of performances during Holy Week 2019.
Palm Sunday Entrance Procession 2019:
Holy Thursday: Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli:
Good Friday: Allegri’s Miserere at the Stations of the Cross: