500 Voices soaring


Medieval Spanish choral music sung by 500 people, in the Basílica de la Sagrada Família, Barcelona Spain during the World Choral Symposium Concert, 2017. The resonance is stunning. Recorded by Singaporean Conductor-Composer & Pianist Darius Lim /


Credits: Live video recorded by Darius Lim /, and DariusMusic ; shared on Facebook in the group "Choral Music" and on The Choir Project Facebook page. Recorded July 26, 2017 at The World Choral Symposium Concert. With thanks.

"The Sagrada Família is an international centre for spirituality which, in an exceptional setting, invites people of all backgrounds and faiths to share in a sense of life based on loveharmonygoodgenerosity and peace." -

Veni Creator Spiritus, Come Creator Spirit

Guest Contributor Fay Magee sends a musical offering for Pentecost. She writes:

"The "Prelude, Adagio et Choral varié sur le thème du "Veni Creator", Op. 4, the first of the three major organ works by Maurice Duruflé (1902 - 1986).  The three pieces are based on the plainchant melody of Veni Creator Spiritus - "Come Creator Spirit" - one of the most-used hymns of Western Christendom. It was brought to my attention yesterday at Trinity College, Melbourne by Chris Watson the Music Director playing it as the Postlude to our Monday Eucharist. Here's a link to one performance and a photo of the organ."

Festival international “Toulouse les Orgues” (2016) - Basilica Saint-Sernin de Toulouse. Michel Bouvard, organ /

Photo of the organ in Arlesheim Cathedral, thanks to

Photo of the organ in Arlesheim Cathedral, thanks to

  • For a translation from the Latin, and some information on the history of the Hymn Veni Creator Spiritus visit
  • And listen to this hymn in its original plainchant; the recording is from "Nunc Dimmitis" Prayers of Compline. Sung by the Benedictine monks of Quarr Abey, Isle of Wight:

Veni Creator Spiritus ("Come Creator Spirit") is a hymn believed to have been written by Rabanus Maurus in the 9th century. When the original Latin text is used, it is normally sung in Gregorian Chant. As an invocation of the Holy Spirit, in the Roman Catholic Church it is sung at the feast of Pentecost (Terce and Vespers).

- Thank you Fay!