Characterized by beautiful music, dark shadows, and reflective silences, Tenebrae (literally meaning "darkness") has for a millennium been a time for deep engagement with the Passion story -- the betrayal, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus. Conducted in as near-darkness as possible, fifteen candles are slowly extinguished as the story is read, culminating in the reading of the Miserere (Psalm 51). Classical music lovers will know the mood of the Tenebrae from Allegri's Miserere, performed solely during Holy Week at the Vatican until the twelve year old Mozart attended a service, memorized the music, and transcribed it for the world. While children are welcome, this is primarily a time of quiet, reflection and peacefulness.