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Co-presented by the St. Paul’s Choir School

MENDELSSOHN’S ST. PAUL, A PRE-PERFORMANCE LECTURE AND DISCUSSION:

THE BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MENDELSSOHN’S APOSTOLIC DRAMA

Saturday, May 11

5:30 - 6:30 PM Lecture

St. Paul’s Harvard Square Campus, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge

Fr. Peter Grover OMV 

St. John’s Seminary

8 PM Performance

Sanders Theater, Cambridge MA

The Harvard Chorus with professional orchestra and soloists, directed by Edward Jones, part of the Harvard Arts First Festival.

Mendelssohn’s oratorio St. Paul (Op. 36) shows the apostle on a journey from violent persecutor of the church to the struggles and triumphs of his life as a missionary of the gospel, through his dramatic conversion. This account is taken largely from the New Testament Acts of the Apostles. Join the New Testament scholar Fr. Peter Grover as he explores the broader Biblical sources for the life, work, and vision of St. Paul, drawn from his better-known letters as well as from the broader biographical and narrative account in Acts


A light dinner will be served 6:30-7:30PM.


Tickets: The 8PM Sanders Theater concert has only general-admission seating. A limited number of tickets will be given out to registrants who attend the talk, by order of registration date. Tickets can also be purchased at the Harvard Box Office ($25 general admission, $15 seniors, students free).

FR. PETER GROVER, OVM

Fr. Peter Grover, OVM teaches Classical Languages and Sacred Scripture at St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA, and serves as a priest at St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine in Boston. His teaching has focused on the New Testament, and especially on St. Paul. Fr. Peter has an STB from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, a ThM from Princeton, and an STL from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.

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