Ash Wednesday Installation

6 March 2019 @6:00–9:00 P.m. | St. John’s Lutheran Church (Montréal)

"Remember, mortal, that you are dust,
and to dust you shall return."

Featuring original projections and electroacoustic music for organ and voices, this installation creates a meditative atmosphere to reflect on the themes of Ash Wednesday.

Running from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., visitors are invited to come and go at will. Recitations and brief reflections on the poem "Ash Wednesday" by T. S. Eliot are presented at intervals throughout the evening. The installation concludes with Night Prayer (Compline) at 9:00 p.m.


Projection/lighting: June Barry (Boycott) and Louis Stein
Compositions: Adrian Foster and Joel Peters
Choir: Tim Wilfong, Jacoba Rozema, Kimberley Lynch, Mathew Tingler Schulz
Reflections: Adam Smith, Philip Szporer, Miranda Hickman, Fred Bode

Reflections on T.S. Eliot’s Poem:

Read the reflections on T.S. Eliot’s poem “Ash Wednesday,” presented during the installation.