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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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“I vividly remember going to church with him in Bournemouth. He was a devout Roman Catholic and it was soon after the Church had changed the liturgy (from Latin to English). My grandfather obviously didn't agree with this and made all the responses very loudly in Latin while the rest of the congregation answered in English. I found the whole experience quite excruciating, but my grandfather was oblivious. He simply had to do what he believed to be right.”
— Simon Tolkien (2003)

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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: