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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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A lot of the favoured new settings are musically illiterate, almost is if they were written by semi-trained teenagers, getting to grips with musical rudiments. The style is stodgy and sentimental, tonally and rhythmically stilted, melodically inane and adored by Catholic clergy “of a certain age.” Some Catholic dioceses run courses for wannabe composers to perpetuate this style. It is a scandal. People with hardly any training and experience of even the basic building blocks of music have been convinced that there is a place for their puerile stumblings and fumblings in the modern Catholic Church because real musicians are elitist and off-putting.
— James MacMillan (20 November 2013)

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Feature Video • London Oratory Schola
published 14 February 2017 by Andrew Leung

HE LONDON ORATORY SCHOLA is on a tour now in Spain. They are probably the best Catholic choir, along with the Choir of Westminster Cathedral, in the world. Personally, I think the Choir of the Sistine Chapel is catching up quickly, especially since the choirmaster made modifications to the choir.

A new promotion video of the Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School was just released a few days ago. A recording of Byrd’s Haec Dies from the newest CD is featured in the cool video. You will also notice that a drone was used to capture videos of the choir from some spectacular angels.


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