Stop trying to make everything easy, and therefore unimportant.
I wonder if we haven’t lost sight of the cantor’s original purpose of fostering congregational singing…
But what do we mean by authenticity?
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Be mindful of the immense power that you as a choir director having in orienting your choristers toward Heaven.
There are three areas that are especially helpful to be competent in when working with children.
In addition to great choir schools at our cathedrals, the Church needs grass roots programs like this throughout our parishes.
Young people today aren’t yearning for the ancient expressions of the Church’s liturgical life merely due to a distorted view of a supposedly golden former age…
“Qui bene cantat bis orat!”
We have all encountered these moments that sustain us along our pilgrim way and I assume the same could be said of all the Holy Martyrs.
“Being Evangelical Catholics requires that we know the Gospel, believe the Gospel, live the Gospel, and share the Gospel with others—and this begins and ends for us in the sacred liturgy…”
Since the Canon cannot be recited “silently” in the Ordinary Form, I wonder if chanting it might be one answer to the lack of transcendence we often encounter within Mass.
I thought today I would share with readers some of my impressions of the wonderful events that took place.
There shall surely be dancing in Heaven.
Perhaps the supposed over emphasis on the Liturgy among younger Catholics today is just a response to its devaluation since the 1960s.
Is it okay for choirmasters to program the same piece several Sundays in a row?
The boys encountered the same learning curves the adult men had previously, but their facility in solfege speed up the learning process.
Ultimately it doesn’t matter if your choir resonates well and sings beautiful vowels but can’t communicate via the music…
If more choirmasters were honest with themselves, they would probably acknowledge that no more than 25 to 40 percent of their singers are actually leaders within their choirs.
I’m edified by Fr. White’s work, but hope his regard for “church growth” doesn’t negate the Sacramental and supernatural nature of the Church.