Mozart’s Requiem for All Souls Day

For centuries Catholics have dedicated All Souls’ Day to the faithful Departed, that is, those who have gone before us marked with the sign of peace, and now await the glory of the Resurrection.

Each year, the annual Mozart Requiem draws young and old, Catholics and non-Catholics alike to experience the rich heritage of the Catholic church’s liturgical ceremonies and sacred music.

On Friday, November 2nd, the annual All Soul’s Requiem Mass will be offered in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (1962). The Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) by W.A. Mozart will be sung by St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Joseph Perry, auxiliary bishop of Chicago.

Requiem, K 626, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Insanae et vanae curae, Franz Joseph Haydn
Lux Aeterna, Sir Edward Elgar

The St. Cecilia Choir has recorded the Mozart Requiem and we offer this both as a digital download (MP3) and as a CD. We also have a beautiful DVD of the Mozart Requiem Mass. The CD and DVD of the Mozart Requiem will be available at the Biretta Books shop at St. John Cantius on the evening of November 2 as well.


Recordings of the Mozart Requiem

The St. John Cantius Choir of St. Cecilia has released with De Montfort Music and Sony Classical a CD of the Mozart Requiem as well as a DVD of the Pontifical Requiem Mass with the Mozart Requiem.


From the heart of Chicago, St. John Cantius presents the St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra bring us the classic Süssmayr completion of Mozart’s Requiem. This fresh interpretation of Mozart’s iconic Requiem is beautifully phrased and brings out delicate nuances rarely heard. Click here to order the CD at Biretta Books.

St. John Cantius presents the iconic Mozart Requiem in its proper setting—the Latin Requiem High Mass. Enter into the beauty of the Requiem through this video filmed Chicago’s historic St. John Cantius Catholic Church. Let the awe-inspiring music of Mozart, presented by the St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra, be a window into the depth and glory of this repertoire as it would have been originally presented by Mozart. Each year on All Souls’ Day, November 2, people gather at Chicago’s historic St. John Cantius Catholic Church to attend the Latin High Mass and pray for the blessed repose of the souls of the faithful departed. The music that accompanies this poignant and beautiful Liturgy is the famous Mozart Requiem sung by the St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra of St. John Cantius Church.

This DVD presentation of Mozart’s Requiem for All Souls’ Day inspires us to pray for the dead—one of the spiritual works of mercy. We hope that as you watch this DVD you will enter into the beauty of the Sacred Liturgy through the window of sacred music. The Gregorian chant, sung by the Schola Cantorum of St. John Cantius, and the awe-inspiring music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, presented by the St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra, are a window through which you are invited to peer—that you might catch a glimpse of God’s glory. Click here to order the DVD at Biretta Books.


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 simply placing it in the collection basket on Sunday. You may also mail your All Souls’ Novena Mass intentions to:  St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL 60642.

 

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