Premiere performance by Toronto Mendelssohn Choir – director Noel Edison as part of concert Sacred Music for Sacred Spaces.
Ave Verum Corpus
Hail, true body, born of the Virgin Mary,
who having truly suffered, was sacrificed on the cross for humankind,
whose pierced side flowed with water and blood:
May it be for us a foretaste in the trial of death.
O sweet Jesus, O pious Jesus, O Jesus, son of Mary, have mercy on me.