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Corpus Christi Tridentine High Mass at 11 am with Eucharistic Procession

Details:
Jun. 7, 11:00 am  -  External Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Missa Trahe Me Post Te, Tomás, Luis de Victoria, (c. 1548 –1611)
Lauda Sion, Hendrik Andreissen (1892 – 1981)
Panis Angelicus, Pierre Villette (1926 – 1998)
Ego Sum Panis Vivus, Pierre Manchicourt (c. 1510 – 1564)

The 11 am and 12:30 pm Masses are combined today. The 11 am Mass will be celebrated according to the 1962 Missale Romanum (Extraordinary Form). We are planning to have an outdoor Eucharistic procession after the 11 am Mass. There will not be a 12:30 pm Mass.

St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
May. 24, 12:30 pm  -  Solemnity of Pentecost, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Missa Veni Creator, Guiseppe Bernabai (1649 – 1732)
Non Vos Relinquam, William Byrd (1540 – 1623)
Factus Est Repente, James MacMillan (b. 1959)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Details:
May. 24, 11:00 am  -  Pentecost
Missa Veni Creator, Guiseppe Bernabai (1649 – 1732)
Non Vos Relinquam, William Byrd (1540 – 1623)
Factus Est Repente, James MacMillan (b. 1959)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
May. 17, 12:30 pm  -  External Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Missa Rex Gloriae, Alonso Lobo (1555 – 1617)
Caelos Ascendit, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)
Ascendens Christum in Altum, Francisco Guerrero (1528 – 1599)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11:00 am Mass

Details:
May. 17, 11:00 am  -  Ascension of Our Lord, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Missa Rex Gloriae, Alonso Lobo (1555 – 1617)
Caelos Ascendit, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)
Ascendens Christum in Altum, Francisco Guerrero (1528 – 1599)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Details:
May. 3, 11:00 am  -  5th Sunday of Easter, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Missa Brevis, Grayston Ives (b. 1948)
Regina Coeli, Tomás, Luis de Victoria, (c. 1548 –1611)
Dum Transisset Sabbatum, Christia Erbach (c. 1568 – 1636)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
Apr. 12, 12:30 pm  -  “Quasimodo” Sunday, Latin High Mass (Extraordinary Form)

Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 – 1594)
Angelus Domini, Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)
Alleluia, Cognoverunt Discipuli, William Byrd (1540 – 1623)

10pm Easter Vigil, St. Cecilia Choir

Details:
Apr. 4, 10:00 pm  -  Solemnity of the Resurrection of Our Lord, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)
Missa Ego Sum Qui Sum, Phillipe Rogier (1561 – 1596)
Tulerunt Dominum Meum, Giovanni Battista della Gostena (c. 1558 – 1593)
Ego Sum Qui Sum, Nicholas Gombert (1495 – 1560)

Attending this Mass fulfills the obligation for Easter Sunday.

There is no 8:30 am Mass or 5 pm Mass on Holy Saturday, April 19

3pm Good Friday Service, St. Cecilia Choir

Details:
Apr. 3, 3:00 pm  -  Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
2:30 pm Confessions begin and continue through the Liturgy.

St. John Passion, Francisco Guerrero (1528 – 1599)
Vinea Mea Electa, François Poulenc (1899 – 1963)
Improperia, Tomás, Luis de Victoria (c. 1548 –1611)
Crux Fidelis, John IV of Portugal (1604 – 1656)
Vexilla Regis, Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896)

After the 3 pm Good Friday Liturgy we pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet & Novena.

Additional Confessions will be heard after the 3 pm Good Friday Liturgy.

7 pm Mass, St. Cecilia Choir, Holy Thursday

Details:
Apr. 2, 7:00 pm  -  Holy (“Maundy”) Thursday, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)
Nos Autem Gloriari , Grayston Ives (b. 1948)
Missa Ecce Quam Bonum, Jacobus Clemens non Papa (c. 1510 – c. 1555)
Ubi Caritas, Richard Kidd (b. 1952)
Domine Jesu in Qua Nocte, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 – 1594)
Tantum Ergo, Flor Peeters (1903 – 1986)

Tenebrae for Spy Wednesday, 7:30 pm, St. Cecilia Choir

Details:
Apr. 1, 7:30 pm
Spy Wednesday of Holy Week

Responsoria, Tomás Luis de Victoria, (c. 1548 – 1611)
Benedictus, Jacob Handl (1550 – 1591)
Christus Factus Est, Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896)
Miserere Mei, Gregorio Allegri (1582 – 1652)


There is no 7:30 pm Mass tonight.

St. Cecilia Choir sings for Palm Sunday Mass at 9:30 am

Details:
Mar. 29, 9:30 am
The 9am and 11am Masses are combined on Palm Sunday. Mass begins at 9:30 am.

Palm Sunday, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form) - 9:30 am

Ingrediente Domino, George Malcolm (1917 – 1997)
St. Mark Passion, Francisco Guerrero (1528 – 1599)
Missa In Media Vita, Nicholas Gombert (1495 – 1560)
Improperium, Russell Woollen (1923 – 1994)
Timor et Tremor, Roland Lassus (1532 – 1594)

Note: The early Mass on Palm Sunday starts at 7:00 am (30 minutes earlier than on most Sundays of the year), but the Tridentine Latin High Mass begins, as usual, at 12:30 pm on Palm Sunday.

St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
Mar. 15, 12:30 pm  -  4th Sunday in Lent (“Laetare”), Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Messe in D, Joseph von Eybler (1765 – 1846)
Scapilis Suis, Robert Kruetz (1922 – 1996)
Crux Fidelis, Jean Jules Amabile Roger-Ducasse (1873 – 1954)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Details:
Mar. 15, 11:00 am  -  4th Sunday in Lent (“Laetare”), Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Messe in D, Joseph von Eybler (1765 – 1846)
Scapilis Suis, Robert Kruetz (1922 – 1996)
Crux Fidelis, Jean Jules Amabile Roger-Ducasse (1873 – 1954)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Details:
Feb. 8, 11:00 am  -  5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Missa Audi Filia, Claude Goudimel (c.1514 – 1572)
Gustate et Videte, Heinrich Isaac (1450 – 1517)
Ave Verum, Svein Moller (1958 – 1999)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Details:
Jan. 18, 11:00 am  -  2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Missa Super Adieu Me Amours, Adam Reiner (fl. 1541)
Jesu Dulcis Memoria, Colin Mawby (b. 1936)
Hoc Corpus, Melchior Robledo (1510 – 1586)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Details:
Jan. 4, 11:00 am  -  Epiphany, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Krippenmesse – Joseph Kronesteiner (1910 –1988)
Reges Tharsis, Joseph Leopold Eybler (1765 – 1846)
Videntes Stellam, Emanuele Vianelli (b. 1968)

Ensemble Cor et Vox sings at 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
Dec. 25, 12:30 pm  -  Christmas Day
Missa Brevis in C major (Credo Mass), K 257, Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791)



Transeamus usque Betlehem, Joseph Ignaz Schnabel (1767-1831)



Te Deum, K 141, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)


Midnight Mass

Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form

Details:
Dec. 24, 11:00 pm  -  Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
11:00 pm Christmas Music (December 24)

The Midnight Mass is preceded by an hour of sacred Christmas music for choir and orchestra including Handel’s Messiah, as well as popular Christmas Carols for all to sing.

Messiah, George Frederick Handel (1685-1759 )



12:00 am Midnight Mass (December 25)

Mass No. 3 in B Flat (D 324), Franz Schubert (1797-1828)



Quare fremuerunt géntes (Christmas Oratorio), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)



Dixit Dominus, K 339, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)



Resurrection Choir and Orchestra

Sing-a-long with Jolly ‘Ole St. Nick

Featuring the Wurlitzer Pipe Organ with Organist Jay Warren Theatre Organist

Details:
Dec. 20, 3:00 pm
Bring the whole family to this fun-filled time of Christmas music with our newly restored Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.

3:00 pm

--Lunch
--Sing-a-long (Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman and more...)
--Silent Film for Christmastime by Charley Chase
--Christmas Stories as the kids gather round.
--Visit with St. Nick

Family food and drinks will be available making for a delightful afternoon as we get ready for Christmas.

Meanwhile the music of the great Wurlitzer organ continues to thrill our ears!

Enjoy this hilarious film - a classic Laurel and Hardy film - for Christmas.

Finally a visit from St. Nicholas himself will crown the afternoon.

Get a photo with St. Nicholas and take home great Christmas memories. So don't forget to bring your own camera.

Hear Organist Jay Warren playing on a Christmas program.



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St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
Dec. 14, 12:30 pm  -  3rd Sunday in Advent (“Gaudete”), Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)
Missa in D, Johann Albrechstberger (1736 – 1809)
Qui Sedes – Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)
Benedixisti – Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Details:
Dec. 14, 11:00 am  -  3rd Sunday in Advent (“Gaudete”), Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Missa in D, Johann Albrechstberger (1736 – 1809)
Qui Sedes – Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)
Benedixisti – Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 2014

Details:
Dec. 13, 7:00 pm
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Hymn: Once in Royal David’s City, Traditional Carol
Hymn: Hark! the herald angels sing, Traditional Carol
And many other faith-filled Christmas carols

Wir Christenleut, versions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Hermann Schein, and Michael Praetorius
Three Kings, Healey Willan
The Shepherd's Carol, Bob Chilcott
Touro-louro-lour! Nicolas Saboly, Arr. Shaw/Parker
Ne Timeas Maria, Tomás Luis de Victoria
Resonent in Laudibus, Orlando di Lassus
Wir glauben all' an einen Gott, Johann Walther
O Sacrum Convivium, Andrea Gabrieli
Tantum Ergo, Alexander Tikhonovich Gretchaninov

Guest Organist for Lessons and Carols - 2014

Phillip Kloeckner

Phillip Kloeckner's musical soul has found deep resonance in a wide variety of contexts in many places around the globe. His mission is to bring positive, transformative, and inspiring energy to his audiences through the beauty and thoughtfulness of his interpretations of both standard and less-recognized literature, and through instinctive and intuitive improvisations. His most gratifying musical experiences continue to result from being part of uniting people through experiencing and sharing music. "Each time I perform, it is always exciting to invite listeners into the unfolding drama of the music. Although the notes on the printed page never change, new audiences comprised of an ever-changing cross-section of humanity bring new opportunities for dynamic interaction. And there is also the joy and challenge of bringing new insights to a well-known composition."

The breadth and depth of his performing experience at the organ and harpsichord are represented by numerous critically praised appearances in Europe, Central and South America, and in the United States (Florida, Virginia, Vermont, New York, Ohio, California, Texas, Washington, D. C., Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts). He has been a featured performer for the American Musicological Society (1998 and 2011), Society for Seventeenth-Century Music (2010), and the American Philosophical Society (2009). He has collaborated with the admired American soprano Cynthia Clayton in a program of American sacred songs from the twentieth century, with the late Sergiu Luca and the Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra, the Mexican guitarist Juan Carlos Aguilar, the Shepherd School Brass Ensemble, and with Mercury Baroque Ensemble. Both his live and recorded performances have been heard locally and nationally on National Public Radio. Played on the landmark Fisk-Rosales organ at Rice University, his first CD of solo organ literature, Exotic Variations, will appear in 2013.

Although his primary focus is performing as an organist, harpsichordist, piano accompanist, and conductor, Phillip maintains a profound commitment to teaching and mentoring developing musicians. He completed ten years on the faculty of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston teaching applied organ, music theory, aural skills, figured bass and continuo, keyboard skills, score reading, and courses in church music and has recently joined the music faculty in a similar position at the University of Chicago. His textbook, FUNCTIONAL HEARING, A Contextual Method for Ear Training, written with Arthur Gottschalk, is now in its sixteenth year of publication. He is currently helping to edit the English translation of Dr. Peter Ewers' book on organ improvisation, Einfach spielen! Anstiftung zur Improvisation.

His interest and research in the realm of nineteenth-century organs lead him to the first comprehensive study of these instruments in Perú: Nineteenth-Century Organs in Perú and the Special Case of Innocente Foglia (2001). With the assistance of Hans van Gemert, he was able to document and publish for the first time the locations and specifications of several significant instruments that had been heretofore unknown, including three built by Aristide Cavaillè-Coll between 1850 and 1880. An article describing the highlights of this work appears in the December 2009 issue of THE AMERICAN ORGANIST. Dr. Kloeckner is currently serving as the consultant for the renovation of the 1855 Belgian organ in the cathedral of Lima.

From 2003 through 2012, Dr. Kloeckner was the artistic director of the 100-voice United Nations Association International Choir, establishing the ensemble as an important part of that city's cultural fabric by collaborating with a refreshing array of local soloists and ensembles representing the great indigenous musical traditions of the world. Highlights of his tenure with the UNAIC include the North American premiere of Melchor Tapia's St. Luke Passion, the Houston premiere of César Franck's Seven Last Words, and the first Houston performance in twenty-five years of Ernest Bloch's Sacred Service, with Grammy-Award winning bass baritone Mark S. Doss in the role of the cantor. For the tenth anniversary of the Choir, he commissioned Jan Gilbert's That the Dove May Rest, featuring Space City Gamelan and mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala singing the poetry of Uruguayan poet Sara de Ibáñez.

Furthermore, Phillip Kloeckner has had the opportunity to commission and/or perform the premieres of numerous works for organ, instruments, and voices by composers Gerre Hancock, Ann Gebuhr, Arthur Gottschalk, Carlyle Sharpe, Geoffrey Nytch, and Katharine O'Connell.

An adjudicator in organ competitions and a sought-after leader of workshops and retreats on subjects ranging from organs, organ playing, and organ literature to a wide variety of topics in church music and liturgies, Dr. Kloeckner served for almost twenty years on the Music Commission of the Diocese of Texas. For twenty-six years, he served with distinction as organist/choirmaster of Episcopal congregations in Pearland, Lake Jackson, and Houston, Texas.

St. Cecilia Choir sings 7:30 pm Mass - Immaculate Conception

Details:
Dec. 8, 7:30 pm  -  Immaculate Conception, Latin High Mass (Extraordinary Form)

Missa Ne Timeas Maria, Giovanni Gastoldi (1554 – 1609)
Trahe Me Post Te, Tomás Luis de Victoria, (c. 1548 –1611)
Tota Pulchra Est Maria, Pablo Casals (1876 – 1973)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
Dec. 7, 12:30 pm  -  2nd Sunday in Advent, Latin High Mass (Extraordinary Form)

Missa Super Dixit Maria, Hans Leo Hassler (1564 – 1612)
Ex Sion – Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)
Deus Tu Convertens – Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Details:
Dec. 7, 11:00 am  -  2nd Sunday in Advent, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Missa Super Dixit Maria, Hans Leo Hassler (1564 – 1612)
Ex Sion – Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)
Deus Tu Convertens – Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)

Advent Reflections - Marina Omelchenko - Organist

Marina Omelchenko - Organist from Vladivostok, Russia

Details:
Nov. 30, 2:00 pm  -  Featuring Music of  J.S.Bach, D. Buxtehude, M. Corrette,  H. Mulet, O. Messiaen, P. Eben


2:00 p.m. Lunch
After 12:30 pm Latin High Mass sung by the Cantate Domino Choir, join us in the Café in the Church Hall
3:00 p.m. Recital
Organ Recital in Church featuring organ music for Advent
Tickets
$20 (Adults) & $15 (Seniors over 65 & Students)



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Orchestral Performance with Marina Omelchenko - Organist



Marina Omelchenko - Organist

Marina Omelchenko was born into a family of professional musicians and theatrical, opera and ballet performers. Her parents are flutist Mikhail and soprano Elizabeth Shuyanov. The creative atmosphere at home influenced her choice of becoming a professional musician. Her formal study of music began at age six at the Central Music School (Dushanbe, Soviet Union), at first on the violin and later at age nine on the piano. In 1995 she graduated from the Far Eastern Academy of Arts in Vladivostok (Russia) magna cum laude (with highest honors) with a major in musicology. Since 1995 to 2003 she worked there as an instructor in the department of music theory and as piano accompanist in the department of orchestral instruments.

In 1995 she was invited to become the head organist at the Roman Catholic parish of the Most Holy Mother of God in Vladivostok. It was her introduction to the organ, and it served as a powerful motive for her further professional study of organ playing. From 2002 to 2005 she studied organ at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow with Professor Alexei Parshin, Russian Artist of Merit.

Afterward Marina Omelchenko completed two further degrees at the famous University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, Austria: a Master of Arts degree in organ performance (Professor Gunther Rost) and in church music. Among her teachers have been: Dr. David Jenkins (University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, organ); Dr. Johann Trummer (Austria, church organ, liturgy, hymnology); Dr. Karl Prasl (Gregorian Chant); Professor Joseph Döller (conducting); Professor Konstanze Rieckh (cembalo); and Professor Franziska Hammer-Drexler(voice).

She has participated in master classes with such famous organists as Martin Schmeding, Ludger Lohman, Lorenzo Gilermi, Peter Planyavsky, Martin Baker.

Marina Omelchenko is the founder, organizer and artistic director of the concert program of the Roman Catholic Church of the Most Holy Mother of God in Vladivostok. In 1998 she became the first professional organist, playing the first organ concert in history in the vast region of the Russian Far East of whichVladivostokis the largest city. She also works to make organ music popular among young people, and gives lectures and teaching concerts in the history of organ music to school children and university students.

From 2004 she is the main organist at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary in Moscow. She had the honor of playing the inaugural Mass and concerts on the Kuhn pipe organ (83 stops) when it was moved to the Moscow cathedral (2004) and on the Rogers/Fratelli Rufatti digital and pipe organ when it was installed in the church in Vladivostok (2003 u 2008).

Marina Omelchenko has been a member of the American Guild of Organists since 2000. She has several recording made for radio and for CD. She maintains an active concert schedule, having performed in many cities in Russia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Spain, USA and China. As part of the Gregorian chant “Schola Cantorum” she has taken part in concert tours throughoutEurope.

Since 2010 she is an Organ soloist of The Beijing International Chamber Orchestra. (http://www.bico-china.com)

As a concert performer she has a wide repertoire: from J. Swelink (Dutch 1562-1621) to P. Eben (Czech 1929-2007). At the center of her interest is the music of J.S. Bach and composers of the baroque period of the French and German schools, and French romantic composers. Her playing has often received the highest marks from her colleagues and music critics. Alexei Parshin , Artist of Merit of the Russian Federation, professor of organ at the Moscow Conservatory and famous concert organist in his own right has written, “Marina Omelchenko is an artist with a rich heart. She is a great musician, perfectly equipped with a wide and professional musical education.”

Cantate Domino Choir sings for 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
Nov. 30, 12:30 pm  -  1st Sunday of Advent—Cantate Domino Choir
Mass in E Flat Major, Opus 155, Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Ave Maria, Op. 12, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Veni Domine, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)











Plan to attend the Lunch and Organ Recital after 12:30 pm Mass today.

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Details:
Nov. 23, 11:00 am  -  Solemnity of Christ the King, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Missa Festiva, Alexander Gretchaninoff (1864 – 1956)
Postula á Me, Russell Woollen (1923 – 1994)
Ecce Vicit Leo, Peter Phillips (1550 – 1628)

A MUSICAL OFFERING FOR ST. CECILIA’S DAY

Details:
Nov. 22, 1:00 pm




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Stephen Schnurr

Stephen Schnurr has served as Director of Music for Saint Paul Catholic Church, Valparaiso, Indiana, since 1990. At Saint Paul, he has led the adult choir on concert tours of Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Poland, and the Czech Republic. Another tour is planned for June 2014. He has led the Junior Choir on tour with the young people’s choirs of Grace Episcopal Church, Oak Park, Illinois, to Saint Louis and Minneapolis. The next tour for these groups will occur in April of 2013, with a visit to Louisville.

Schnurr holds the Master of Music, Master of Musical Arts, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music/School of Music, and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Latin from Duke University. His organ teachers have included Thomas Murray, Charles Krigbaum, Gerre Hancock, Peter Williams, Robert Parkins, and Melvin Dickinson. He studied choral conducting with Rodney Wynkoop and Marguerite Brooks.

As a recitalist, Dr. Schnurr has performed throughout the United States as well as in Germany, Poland, England, and Northern Ireland. He was the only American to perform for the International Organ Festival at Bielsko-Biala, Poland, in 1999. In July of 2012, he presented his tenth recital for a National Convention of the Organ Historical Society. His recital work is repeatedly featured on OHS Productions releases.

Schnurr is a frequently-published authority on the history of the American pipe organ, particularly in the Great Lakes region. His articles have appeared in journals such as The Tracker, The American Organist, and The Stopt Diapason. In 2009, he finished Pipe Organs of Chicago, Volume II, from Chauncey Park Press (with Dennis Northway). The critically-acclaimed Volume I of Pipe Organs of Chicago, released in 2005, is the largest-selling organ atlas to be published in the United States.

Active with the Organ Historical Society, he was Secretary of the National Council from 2000 until 2011 and Chair of the Historic Organ Citations Committee from 2003 until 2012. He has served on OHS convention committees for Chicago (2002, for which he was committee chair), Buffalo (2004), Central Indiana (2007), Cleveland (2009), and Chicago (2012). He was President of the Chicago-Midwest Chapter from 1995 through 2001, and is editor of that chapter’s journal, The Stopt Diapason. He is frequently consulted for historic organ restorations in the Chicago metropolitan region.

Organist David Troiano in Recital

Details:
Nov. 15, 1:00 pm


This concert was originally scheduled for June 14, 2014. Due to major roadwork in our area it is now rescheduled for November 15, 2014.

NOVEMBER 15 - SATURDAY


12:00 pm Latin High Mass at noon

Messe brève n° 4, Charles-François Gounod
Sub tuum, Camille Saint-Saens
Ave Maria Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns
Litanies de Saint Vierge, Camille Saint-Saëns
Cantate Domino Choir

01:00 pm Reception in Cafe San Giovanni (Church hall)
01:30 pm Concert in Church on the Casavant Op 1130 Organ

No tickets are needed to attend 12 noon Mass. All are welcome. Tickets are needed to attend the 1 pm reception followed by the concert.



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Organ Concert Repertoire:

O Lux Beata Trinitas, Flor Peeters 1903-1986
Mass for the Parishes, Francois Couperin 1688-1773
Fugue on O Filii et Filiae, Jean Langlais 1907-1991

David Troiano has been praised for the beauty of his voice, attention to musical detail, and his strong characterizations. His Lyric Tenor has been heard in a substantial amount of stage roles in both Opera and Operetta, and even several Zarzuelas, along with numerous Orchestral Concerts.

Mr. Troiano received a Master's Degree in Voice Performance from Wayne State University, and has taught Voice in several Detroit-area colleges and universities as an Adjunct Instructor. 2010 performances include several Art Song Recitals, Tenor Soloist in The Messiah, Tenor Soloist with the St. John Boy's and Men's Choir of Warsaw, Poland during their American Tour in August, and in Recital at the Marcella Sembrich l'v1useum in Bolton Landing, NY.

As a Concert Organist, he has appeared throughout the United States as well as concerts in Canada, Italy, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and in some of the great Basilicas of Mexico including LA BASILICA in Mexico City. With particular focus on the organ music of the Spanish Baroque and the Spanish-Speaking World, he has given lectures and recitals at AGO Regional Meetings, Symposiums of Spanish and Latin American Music at home and abroad, and has published an article on this subject with the AGO Magazine (May '09).

Cantate Domino Choir sings for 12:00 pm Mass

Details:
Nov. 15, 12:00 pm
Messe brève n° 4, Charles-François Gounod
Sub tuum, Camille Saint-Saens
Ave Maria Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns
Litanies de Saint Vierge, Camille Saint-Saëns

After 12 noon Mass join us for a 1 pm reception and 1:30 pm organ concert. Click here to get tickets for the reception and concert.

Resurrection Choir and Orchestra sing for 12:30 pm High Mass

Details:
Nov. 9, 12:30 pm  -  Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
St. Nicholas Mass, Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Laudate Dominum, K 339, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Locus iste, Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)





A NIGHT IN SPAIN - Food, Music and Dance

Spanish Music and Dance

Details:
Nov. 8, 6:00 pm
Join us on Saturday, November 8 for a night of Spanish culture, food, music and dance featuring Mezzo-Soprano Michelle Mitsui and pianist Anna Fau along with Melody Vasquez and Las Compañeras Spanish dancers. It will be a night to remember. Reserve your spot today! Tickets online.



Spanish Music featuring Michelle Mitsui, Mezzo-Soprano with Ana Fau, Piano. Our musical entertainment will also include music for piano trio (piano, violin, cello) and solo guitar. Spanish Dancing by Las Compañeras - Melody Vasquez, Director. Before the evening of musical entertainment (beginning at 7 pm), all will enjoy a great meal at 6 pm in the church hall.



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Michelle Mitsui



Mezzo-Soprano Michelle Mitsui née Vezzoli has been working in the Chicago music scene since 2004. She is member of the St. Cecilia Choir of St. John Cantius Church and the William Ferris Chorale. She has also performed with the Grant Park Chorus, Opera in the Ozarks, the Lira Ensemble, the Bach & Beethoven Ensemble, the DuPage Opera and the Lincoln Chamber Players. She won first prize in the Leonora LiPuma Italian Vocal Scholarship Contest in 2006 and the Nicholas Raimondi Scholarship the following year. She is the assistant director of the Holy Innocents Children's Choir of St. John Cantius Church. She lives in Chicago with her husband and their two sons. She can be contacted for singing or teaching engagements at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Ana Fau



Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ana Fau attended the Eastman School of Music and is a graduate of the Rimsky Korsakov State Conservatory of St. Petersburg, Russia, where she was a student of Vladimir Shakin.

Her numerous concerts as a soloist and chamber musician include the Ateneo Theater of Madrid, the state palaces of Dresden and Freiberg in Germany, the House of the Nation's Friendship, Moscow, the National Geographic, Chaliapin museums and Royal Palaces of St Petersburg, Russia.

She gave recitals in Italy at the Velia Music Festival (touring the Velia and Umbria regions, including the Gazioli Hall in Terni) and in France at the Piano Series of the Eglese Saint Marie of Paris. In Argentina, she appeared in recitals at the St. Martin Cultural Center and as a soloist with the St. Martin Symphony Orchestra of Buenos Aires.

Ana was invited to play at the Grieg's Festival of Norway (2007-08), marking the 100th anniversary of his death in a tour that included The Grieg Museum's Concert Hall of Troldhaugen, the University of Stavanger, the Kabuso Cultural Center, and the Tau Cultural Center.

Her concerts in the U.S. include the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts at the Chicago Cultural Center, Columbia College of Chicago, the Chamber Music Series of the Pan American Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC, the University of Wisconsin, the Cervantes Institute, and the University o Chicago, among others.

She has given lectures at Lake Forest College, Columbia College, and Catholic University of Buenos Aires.

Since 2006, she has been a programming advisor for WFMT, and has recorded audio documentaries on Latin American Music. She has recorded extensively for this radio station, including the Shostakovich Sonata for Cello and Piano with cellist Ian Maksin, marking the 75th anniversary of its premier. She has performed live radio broadcasts of works by Cristian Axt, Ginastera, and J. Turina's.

She has played as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Honduras, the Saphire Chamber Orchestra at NWU, the Cervantes Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she has performed with CSO violinist Nathan Cole as well as Ilmari Hopkins, co-principal cellist of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway, among others.

She has recorded for the National Radio of Argentina, Municipal Radio of Buenos Aires, Radio Amadeus of Buenos Aires, Radio of Corpus Christi, Texas, National State radio of Russia, National Radio of Honduras and has given interviews with Univision Chicago and Channel 4 of Italian TV.

In 2010 she produced and performed the Chopin Marathon at WFMT, 98.7 FM Chicago, inviting several pianist from the Chicago area, marking the 200th anniversary of his birth, and has recently played recitals in Texas at the invitation of the Chopin Society of Corpus Christi.

Ana Fau serves as piano faculty for the Merit School of Music of Chicago and the Chicago Music Academy. She has recorded duos for Cello and Piano with Ilmari Hopkins for the CD label Tradition of Argentina.

Ana Fau is an exclusive Artist for Heartland Concert Artists Management.

Melody Vasquez



Melody Vasquez was principal dancer & soloist with Los Preferidos Spanish Dance Company, with knowledge of Spanish dance encompassing classical, regional and flamenco. She began her training with Dame Libby Komaiko, continuing with Vida Peral and Teresa Cullen and was awarded an apprentice scholarship with the Ensemble Español/NEIU.

Her master study includes internationally known dance masters Luis Montero, Maria Alba, Ciro, La Tati, and Carmela Greco, and workshop study with Juan Mata, Ana Gonzalez, and Omayra Amaya. She has worked with Las Guitarras de España, members of the popular group El Payo, guitarists Hector Fernandez and Tom Kimball, and has mounted several dance concerts with local dance artists and musicians.

Las Compañeras



Las Compañeras will perform dances in Spanish neo-classical and flamenco styles to include music by Isaac Albeniz and live flamenco accompaniment, with featured choreography by renowned dance master Luis Montero and Melody Vasquez.



(Meal is included in the ticket price)

• $25.00 – Adult
• $20.00 – Senior Citizens & College Students
• $15.00 – Youth (6-18 years)

This event is sponsored by the Patrons of Sacred Music at St. John Cantius. All funds raised go to sponsor the sacred music events at our parish

Mozart’s Requiem - 7:30 pm Mass

Details:
Nov. 3, 7:30 pm  -  Commemoration of All Souls, Latin High Mass (Extraordinary Form)
On Monday, November 3rd, 2014, the annual All Soul's Solemn High Mass will again be offered by Bishop Joseph N. Perry, Auxilary Bishop of Chicago. The Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) by W.A. Mozart will be sung by the St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra.

SPONSOR THE MOZART REQUEIM
The Patrons of Sacred Music need your assistance to raise the funds for the 2014 Mozart Requiem. Send in our donation form & you can offer the music in honor of a loved one or in honor of a special person. Click here for details...

MUSICAL REPERTOIRE
Requiem, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Beati Mortui, Felix Mendelssohn-Barthody (1809 – 1847)
Ave Verum Corpus, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Note: When celebrating Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, when All Souls Day (November 2) falls on a Sunday (as it does in 2014), then All Souls Day is transferred to Monday, November 3.


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All Souls' Remembrance — A Novena of Masses


Parishioners and friends are invited to enroll your departed loved ones in our novena of Tridentine Requiem Masses at St. John Cantius Church. Please send us the names of those you wish to have remembered by writing them on the cards provided at the back of church and sending it by mail or simply placing it in the collection basket on Sunday.

In addition to our novena of Masses, special All Souls Memorial Candles are also available. Candles such as these are used throughout Europe in the Cemeteries on All Souls Day. These candles will burn in the parish gardens on All Soul’s Day. A donation of $10.00 per candle is requested.

Please send enrollments along with your donation to:

Rev. C. Frank Phillips, C.R.
Saint John Cantius Church
825 N. Carpenter St.
Chicago, IL 60642


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Music In The Neighborhood - Chicago’s Apollo Chorus

Details:
Nov. 2, 3:30 pm
Join Chicago's renowned Apollo Chorus and director Stephen Alltop for a free concert, "Music in the Neighborhood," featuring works by Handel, Schubert and Lauridsen on Sunday, November 2 at 3:30pm. The chorus will be accompanied by St. John's magnficently restored Casavant Organ.

Chicago Apollo Chorus - Chicago Music


"Every fall, Apollo brings the world of choral music to Chicago’s ethnically diverse neighborhoods with a free concert, featuring selections from our upcoming season as well as past favorites. This year, we are honored to be performing at the beautiful St. John Cantius Church with its magnificently restored organ. The concert will feature a wide variety of music, including works by Handel, Schubert and Lauridsen."

      Date/Time: Sunday, November 2, at 3:30 pm

      Location: St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter, Chicago




Meet the Music Director & Conductor of the Apollo Chorus - Stephen Alltop & learn more about the Apollo Chorus. Enjoy a live recording of the Apollo Chorus directed by composer Eric Whitacre.


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Mozart Requiem, November 3



After you have enjoyed the concert of the Apollo Chorus on November 2nd, plan to return on November 3rd for the annual Mozart Requiem. The St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra of St. John Cantius will sing Mozart's famous Requiem on Monday, November 3, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.



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Duruflé Requiem for 11am Mass

Details:
Nov. 2, 11:00 am  -  Commemoration of the Faithful Departed
Since November 2 falls on the Sunday this year, Saint John Cantius Church will offer Masses on two different days to remember the faithful departed. In addition to the Mass listed below, on Monday, November 3rd, at 7:30pm, the St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra will sing the Mozart Requiem to accompany the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.

Ensemble Cor et Vox
Rev. Scott A. Haynes, SJC, Director & Phillip Kloeckner, Organist

Requiem, Op.9, Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)



Liturgical Note




ALL SOULS - ORDINARY FORM

All Souls Day falls on November 2 each year. In the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, if November 2nd falls on a Sunday the observance of All Souls is kept on the Sunday. Thus, at the 11 am Mass (Ordinary Form) at St. John Cantius (11-2-14) will be a Requiem Mass. For the 11 am Mass on 11-2-14, the Ensemble Cor et Vox will sing the Requiem, Op.9 of Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986).

ALL SOULS - EXTRAORDINARY FORM

In the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass), the observance of All Souls Day is normally kept on November 2 annually. However, should November 2 fall on a Sunday, its observance is moved to Monday, November 3. Thus, the 12:30 pm Extraordinary Form Mass on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at St. John Cantius will follow the usual Sunday cycle. On Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm, the St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra will sing the Mozart Requiem to accompany the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (11-3-14).

Cantate Domino Choir sings for 7:30 pm Mass (Anticipated Mass of All Saints)

Solemnity of All Saints (Anticipated Mass)—Cantate Domino Choir

Details:
Oct. 31, 7:30 pm  -  Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form
Messe brève, Leo Delibes (1836-1891)
Duo Seraphim, Richard Dering (c. 1580-1630)
Gaudent in Caelis, Richard Dering (c. 1580-1630)
Justorum animae, William Byrd (c. 1539-1623)