In celebration of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Order of Preachers, Dominican friars sing medieval chant, polyphany, and modern choral works including original compositions.
Eight centuries after its foundation, the Dominican Order, engaged in countless ministries throughout the world, still focuses on the praise of God. In order to share the abundant graces given to the Order during this Jubilee year, the student brothers of the Province of St. Joseph announce the release of Gaudeamus: Celebrating 800 Years of Dominican Life. This album, their third in the last three years, offers insights into various characteristics of Dominican life from Eucharistic worship, devotion, and fellowship with the saints (especially the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, and St. Dominic), to preaching and prayers for the deceased through beautiful chants, choral motets, and original compositions by the friars. May this work inspire you to join us, along with 800 years of Dominican saints and blesseds, in praising, blessing, and preaching God, who has been so good to us all.