It had been over a decade since I had set foot in St. John Cantius—enough time to forget that one never can tell what beautiful surprise awaits unsuspecting visitors.
I realize what I propose seems like moving forward at a snail’s pace, but considering how long the average parishioner has been in the liturgical and musical desert, anything more would cause the musical equivalent of refeeding syndrome.
Considering the great gift Mother Teresa had been to the world, I had to wonder why her sisters chose something as dubious as “Shepherd Me, O God” to be sung at her funeral?
What will you do to keep the art of organ playing alive?
If you couldn’t sing, you wouldn’t be able to talk.
A choir school can be an immense help toward our goal of establishing a liturgical choir worthy of its name.
Now all you need are some children for the choir. Get started!
Perhaps if we invested in better music in our parishes the Good New would be spread more effectively.
If I were to use English settings of the Propers of the Mass, this would be my go-to book!
This institution is truly forming Catholic musicians for the future.
When most singers receive a new motet, they focus on the words rather than the music.
Are you a priest, are you a music director? Perhaps God is calling YOU!
I would still love to see a choir of this quality in every major Catholic church in America.
Steer the Car!
The Schola Cantorum will join the Sistine Chapel Choir, along with a number of other children choirs, to sing for Pope Francis’ Mass on January 6.
I have personally reached the point where I am not willing to compromise on this issue with my choristers.
This fall, Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic School in Kansas will become the third Catholic Choir School in the United States.
Oh, what would it be like to give my choristers a new motet and then lift my hands and go? Oh wait, we already do that.
This year one, a seminarian from our parish is being ordained. He requested that we sing the Propers for his first Mass.
“Condition choirs so that you have to tell them only once.”