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.”
“They were trapped and could do nothing but grin and bear it.”
“I think of Edison trying a thousand different times to create the light bulb and failing each time.” —Dr. Tappan
“It’s a beautiful story, but how does it relate to sacred music?” —Dr. Tappan
“I have known people who began teaching music in the class room and within a couple of years decided they would rather work for a bank.” —Lucas Tappan
“Our pastor called all the students in grades 4-8 together, declaring that he would personally pay for the organ lessons of any student willing to learn…” —Dr. Tappan
Lucas founded the Most Pure Heart of Mary Schola in 2011…