Tuesday, December 12, 2017

I Said Watch The Director!

Kathy is obviously not the only one having trouble getting us to lift our heads out of the book every so often. On the other hand, it looks like we may have found her replacement for after she retires. (HT: Phyllis Young.)


Monday, December 11, 2017

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve

(Adoration of the Child, Giovani Bellini, from Wikimedia Commons.)

For the first time in recent memory, we will sing for 5 PM Christmas Eve Mass instead of on Christmas Day. 4:15 at the Cathedral. Pre-Mass carols excluded.

Introit: Hodie scietis

Kyrie (SATB), Gloria (SATB): Missa O Magnum Mysterium (Victoria)

Credo III (mp3)

Offertory: Tollite portas, principes; Tollite Hostias

Sanctus: Mass VIII

Agnus DeiMissa O Quam Gloriosum (Victoria)

Communio: Revelabitur, Silent Night

Recessional: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Doctor Her Eyes

Please keep Kathy in your prayers as she will be undergoing a procedure to remove a lump from her right eye; she had a similar operation in September on her left eye. She still plans to be at our Gaudete Sunday Mass. As she put it, "Santa will be bringing me a black eye for Christmas." We need to make that into a carol of some sort.

She will need a lot of help from us afterward as she will not be able to bend over or lift anything. We'll need to carry all her usual stuff to and from the choir loft. More importantly, if you forgot any music, she will be unable to provide you with another copy.

Still touring today, Jackson Browne has had lots of FM airplay over the years with songs like "Running On Empty," "Boulevard," and a cover of "Stay," as well as the Top 10 hits "Somebody's Baby" from Fast Times At Ridgemont High, "Lawyers In Love," and the song to which the title of this post alludes, "Doctor My Eyes," which reached #8 all the way back in 1972. To date, Browne has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and campaigns for a number of environmental causes.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Dec. 17: Third Sunday of Advent

(Image from Orbis Catholicus Travel Blog.)

4:15 PM at the Cathedral.

Introit: Gaudete in Domino (T/B)

Kyrie (no Gloria), SanctusAgnus Dei: Mass XVII

Credo III (mp3)

Offertory: Benedixisti (S/A); Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming (SATB)

Communio: DiciteVeni O Sapientia

Recessional: Veni, Veni Emmanuel/O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Better Late Than Never

Three years and 15 days ago, tenor Rob Bateman aroused the ire of the alto section with this Facebook post:
Well, today on FB he finally made an amends to Phyllis Young and the other altos with this:
Rob got it from the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS). As a tenor myself, I'm laughing too much to be offended.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Life's Been Good To Him So Far...

...but it should be getting better soon for Joe Walsh.


No, not that Joe Walsh: this one! (He's on the right. Photo from St. Rose of Lima's Facebook page.)


Joseph Walsh will be ordained a priest on Friday, January 19 at 6:30 PM at St. Rose of Lima. He will then say his First Mass at 9:00 the following morning, also at St. Rose. Regina Pacis Cantorum has the distinct honor of singing for his First Mass. We sang for the Second Mass of Fr. Timothy O'Brien, FSSP in June 2015. Hope to see you there to support a new priest.

Monday, November 27, 2017