Liturgy of the hours

Liturgy of the hours

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Time 07.00u
Our Lady Presentation Church, Small Beguinage Ghent

Sung time, from dawn till dusk

There is a time for everything. Tides ebb and flow; the sun rises and sets. In between one and the other, the singers of Psallentes take the time to sing the Officium Divinum, the liturgy of the hours. With their Gregorian chants, they set out a pin cushion into which the contemporary sound artists of Silbersee stick pins – idiosyncratic and exciting. Not liturgical, but spiritual and intensely meditative. 

As the sun rises, the lauds are sung. Over the course of the day we hear the prime and terce, sext and none, and in the evening of course the vespers and the compline. An exercise in (ir)regularity and (im)balance over the course of the day, to the rhythm of the hours. 

Come and listen and experience in the beautiful surroundings of the Small Beguinage. Enjoy one of the liturgical prayers or, why not, all of them right through the day? 

7 am matins 
9 am lauds 
12 noon prime and terce 
3 pm sext and none 
6 pm vespers 
8 pm compline

Photo: © Wouter Van Vaerenbergh

Performers

Psallentes
Silbersee

Program

7 am matins 
9 am lauds 
12 noon prime and terce 
3 pm sext and none 
6 pm vespers 
8 pm compline