Nevertheless, we have had, and quite frankly still have, a number of fine choirs, conductors and organists that I would place on par and even above our European brethren.
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I am reminded of the care with which the Pieta was transported from the Vatican to New York City for the World’s Fair in 1964 and I hope and pray that the Westminster Cathedral Choir will be treated with as much veneration and respect.
Like the great Cathedral of Notre Dame, this daily musical offering belongs not only to the Church in London and the British Isles, but to the universal Church.
We need to remember how small the amount of yeast is that is needed to leaven the dough.
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.