Today we commemorate St. Mary Magdalene, the Apostle to the Apostles. She was given that title as the first witness to Christ after He arose and the sharer of the good news of the Resurrection with the disciples. For our family’s festal concert hour tonight we will be listening to one of the few classical music works written in her honor.
In April of 1873, French, Romantic composer Jules Massenet premiered his oratorio Marie-Magdeleine in Paris. Written in three parts, this little know oratorio recounts the final days leading to Christ’s Passion through their meeting after the Resurrection from St. Mary Magdalene’s point of view. Your family can listen along with us below.