Choral music for Whitsun

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The name Whitsun (Pfingsten in German) derives from the Greek word Pentecost, denoting the 50th day after Easter. On this day, the Holy Spirit was said to have passed over the disciples in the form of tongues of fire, so that they could teach in a great variety of languages. Traditionally, Whitsun is characterized by hymns about the Holy Spirit. Whether it’s vocal works by great composers, settings of well-known hymns for choir, or even something quite different, the Carus catalog contains many editions of music suitable for Whitsun church services or concerts.