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Richard J. Clark is the Director of Music of the Archdiocese of Boston and the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. He is also Chapel Organist (Saint Mary’s Chapel) at Boston College. His compositions have been performed worldwide.
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For the most part, a “good pope” is defined as someone who does what the critic would do if he were pope.
— William F. Buckley Jr. (6 September 1978)

New England Pueri Cantores Choral Festival and Mass • Cathedral of the Holy Cross
published 22 November 2019 by Richard J. Clark

OPE FRANCIS recently said, “Do not forget this: Liturgy is the first ‘teacher’ of catechism.” Singing liturgical music from our rich Roman Catholic tradition isn’t just about the music, but nurturing faith through the Sacred Liturgy.

I encourage Choir Directors to bring all treble and mixed voice choirs (grades 4-12) to the newly renovated Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston on Saturday, March 21, 2020 for the American Federation Pueri Cantores New England Choral Festival and Mass.

Registration, and brochure:
PDF Download • New England Catholic Youth Choral Festival and Mass • 2020.

Mass will be celebrated by His Eminence, Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley. Nationally celebrated conductor, Dr. Richard Robbins will conduct, and I will personally accompany the Mass and rehearsals.

Eight Professional Development Credits will be extended to conductors of participating choirs!

MP3 audio recordings and downloadable scores will are available for participating choirs.

I encourage choir directors to consider this festival not only for strong singers, but also for those for whom this may be a welcome challenge. The environment is nurturing, positive, and joyful!

For questions or information click here to email me.

I look forward to welcoming all of you to the Cathedral to share in this beautiful and prayerful event!

Richard J. Clark
Director of Music
Archdiocese of Boston
Cathedral of the Holy Cross