Tag: liturgical music

Advent hymn’s composer aims to draw audience into the quiet of the season

Advent hymn’s composer aims to draw audience into the quiet of the season

| December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Connecting “Night of Silence” with “Silent Night” gives the piece a “sense of nostalgia and a connection with our past and a connection with our tradition and where we’ve been,” Kantor said. “It takes … ‘Silent Night’ and breaks it open and makes it new again by redirecting people to that time in the liturgical year that precedes Christmas.”

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Father Joncas’ Magnificat commissioned for installation

Father Joncas’ Magnificat commissioned for installation

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father J. Michael Joncas, a priest of the archdiocese and the artist in residence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, began the “Magnificat” score on Easter Monday and finished it two days.

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Young organists pave way as professional liturgical musicians

Young organists pave way as professional liturgical musicians

| Melenie Soucheray | May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Becoming an organist in a church position was what brought me back to my faith in a really deep way,” Joel Kumro said. “Thanks to Catholic young adult ministry in Buffalo, I found that there were a lot of us around that are interested in more traditional forms of liturgy in music.”

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King’s reliquary inspires Rose Ensemble’s concert series

King’s reliquary inspires Rose Ensemble’s concert series

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 13th-century French king who would become a saint went to great lengths to acquire relics from Christ’s life and Passion, including the towel Jesus used to wash his disciples’ feet, pieces of the cross from his crucifixion and his crown of thorns.

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