A slide lecture and a concert are two of the events scheduled this weekend in the continuing Madeleine Festival of the Arts and Humanities, which runs through May 14. Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple.
Dr. Mary Francey, University of Utah assistant professor of art, will present a slide lecture, "The Christian Cathedral as a Work of Art," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.The Jay Welch Chorale will perform "Songs of the Easter Season" at the same time Sunday.
Francey will speak on the Christian cathedral, particularly in its 12th and 13th century embodiments, as a work of communal art reflecting the civic, intellectual and economic ideals of its creators.
She will help the audience to "read" and interpret the cathedral as an artistic form.
Sunday's concert will feature Easter music from various periods, including works by Victoria, Bach, Handel, Brahms and Verdi.
Future events will be held at the cathedral at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted:
-"The Great Stage of the World," a Spanish liturgical drama produced and performed by members of the University of Utah Theater and the Spanish Department, April 21, 22.
-The Madeleine Award Dinner, a festive dinner at the New Yorker Club, where the first annual Madeleine Award for distinguished service to the arts and humanities will be presented (advance tickets available only from cathedral rectory office, 328-8941), April 23.
-"Willa Cather's New World Divine Comedy," a lecture by Dr. John Murphy, Brigham Young University English professor, April 30.
-"Music for a Great Space," a concert by the Salt Lake Vocal Ensemble, featuring Victoria's "Missa Ascendens Christus," a work proclaiming the Easter message, May 7.
-Vivaldi's "Gloria in D," a concert by the Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine and Utah Symphony members, May 14.
Conducted by Mark Pearce, the latter concert will also include works by Palestrina, Byrd and Faure and organ works by Lubeck and Mendelssohn, performed by cathedral organist Matthew Knip.
The annual festival is sponsored as a public service to the community. All events are free of charge and the public is invited.