Monday, August 25, 2014

I'd Like To Teach The Interwebs To Sing In Perfect Polyphony

Check out this virtual choir of Carmelites singing Salve Regina for the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila. Each recorded herself or himself. (HT: Sandy.)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Is It Time Yet?

Almost. But it's not too early to get your Fonzie-esque "ay's", American R's, anticipatory S's, and increased volume on the upper notes of the podatuses (podati?) out of your system. Regular rehearsals will resume on Tuesday, September 16.

We intend to make the most of Fr. Francisco's presence with us while we still have him; sadly, he'll be moving on at the end of the year, and our ability to sing at the Cathedral thereafter is not known. Therefore, a schola is going to rehearse at Kathy's on Thursdays starting this week for the 5 PM Cathedral Mass celebrating the Triumph of the Cross on September 14.

I have no idea whether Fr. Francisco owns a leather jacket. I do know he owns a Boston Red Sox jacket.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Corpus Christi Watershed

Another site in our list of links, this is the one from which I get many of the videos which help us with our Mass preparation. CCW is a strictly volunteer-run site by those who, like RPC, want to see Gregorian chant restored to its proper place in the Liturgy. It's a wonderful resource for learning more about chant and its role. CCW was also the publisher of the Vatican II Hymnal which the Cathedral uses.

Highlights of the site include:

Since it's all volunteer, the site can use your donations.