Lent is a time of fasting and prayer, but it is also a time for music. This weekend, the Harmonia Chamber Singers and their director, Robert Pacillo, are unveiling a program of soul-searching music evocative of the season. The featured music will be the Requiem by Herbert Howells, a performance the singers are dedicating to the memory of the victims of Flight 3407. The concert, which also looks ahead to Holy Week and Easter, also includes music by Anton Bruckner, Henry Purcell, the great Elizabethan composer Thomas Tallis and the contemporary composer James MacMillan. There will also be arrangements of such well-known selections as "Were You There?" and "Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One."
Hear the Harmonia Chamber Singers at 7 p.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (1080 Main St.) and 3 p.m. Sunday at Assumption Church (435 Amherst St.). Admission is by free-will offering, with $10 donation suggested. Harmonia's new CD will also be available for purchase.
For information, visit the group's Web site: www.harmoniacs.org.
-- Mary Kunz Goldman