The day before Ash Wednesday, known as Shrove Tuesday in the Anglican Church in England, and marks the beginning of the Christian season of fasting and prayer called Lent ending with Easter. Shrove Tuesday is commonly known in English-speaking countries associated with the United Kingdom and its Anglican traditions. The celebratory aspect of the day developed long before the Protestant Reformation, and was associated with releasing high spirits before the somber season of Lent. It is analogous to the continuing Carnival tradition associated with Mardi Gras.
Bowdoin College Chorus & Mozart Mentors Orchestra present Ernest Bloch’s Sacred Service / Avodath Hakodesh with baritone soloist Cantor Scott Sokol on Sunday, May 5 and Monday, May 6. There is also an opportunity to attend the concert at the Camden Opera House on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. The performances are given in memory of those who lost their lives at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. They will be conducted by Anthony Antolini, Music Director at the Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist in Thomaston.