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Renowned as composer, conductor, theorist, author, pedagogue, and organist, Aurelio Porfiri has served the Church on multiple continents at the highest levels. Born and raised in Italy, he currently serves as Director of Choral Activities and Composer in Residence for Santa Rosa de Lima School (Macao, China).
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“Church officials frequently asked Tomás Luis de Victoria for his opinion on cathedral appointments because of his fame and knowledge. He was faithful to his position as convent organist even after his professional debut as an organist, and never accepted any extra pay for being a chapelmaster. Held in great esteem, his contract allowed him frequent travel away from the convent, and he attended Palestrina's funeral (in Rome) in 1594.”
— Dr. Robert Stevenson, 1961 (mod.)

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Exclusive Interview • Msgr. Valentino Miserachs (Basilica of Saint Mary Major, Rome)
published 1 December 2014 by Aurelio Porfiri

ONSIGNOR VALENTINO MISERACHS GRAU made headlines all over the world with his 2005 article. Now, in an exclusive interview with Aurelio Porfiri, he addresses several pressing questions with regard to music in Catholic churches: