Catholic Chorale begins new season of sacred music

| September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Music notesThe Twin Cities Catholic Chorale  begins its 2011-2012 season of sacred music in October at St. Agnes Church, 548 Lafond Ave., St. Paul.

The chorale sings at nearly all the 10 a.m. Sunday Masses from mid-October through the solemnity of Corpus Christi.

The Saint Agnes Schola Cantorum sings the proper of the Mass in Gregorian chant at the 10 a.m. Sunday Masses throughout the year. The Saint Agnes Chamber Choir sings at the 5:15 p.m. Mass the first Saturday of each month from October through June.

Robert Peterson, chorale director, noted a few of the notable upcoming Masses:

  • Oct. 1: The chamber choir opens the season at 5:15 p.m. with Hans Leo Hassler’s “Missa Secunda.”
  • Oct. 23: Those who are attending the Mozart Society of America Conference in the Twin Cities will be at St. Agnes to hear Mozart’s “Missa Longa in C.” Peterson will be a presenter in one of the MSA’s sessions.
  • Nov. 2: The “Mozart Requiem Mass” will be part of the 7:30 p.m. Mass to celebrate All Soul’s Day.
  • Dec. 24: The Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve draws many people from across the metro area.

The Twin Cities Catholic Chorale was founded in 1956 by the late Msgr. Richard Schuler, who served as its director until shortly before his death in 2007. He was pastor of St. Agnes from 1969 to 2001 and moved the chorale to the parish in 1974.

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