Schola concert will celebrate Renaissance music

The Pope Benedict XVI Schola will present Come, Let’s Rejoice: A Celebration of English Renaissance Music, a concert of sacred choral music, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Holy Ghost Church in Knoxville.

There is no charge for the program, but donations will be gratefully accepted to support the group’s music budget, which is entirely self-funded, as well as Holy Ghost Church.

The schola’s repertory for the concert includes works in English and Latin by Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Christopher Tye, and John Sheppard.

The concert will also feature a set of sacred songs by soprano Maria Magdalena Rist and lutenist Thomas Tallant.

The church is located at 1041 N. Central St., Knoxville, TN 37917.

Schola members come from churches throughout Knoxville, and the group’s director is Mary C. Weaver. The Pope Benedict XVI Schola rehearses on Monday evenings at Holy Ghost and welcomes singers ages 18 and up. For more information, call 865-437-8620 or e-mail