Tag: Music

Catholic musician Luke Spehar continues pilgrimage with new album

Catholic musician Luke Spehar continues pilgrimage with new album

| Jessica Weinberger | March 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Strumming his guitar and sharing prayerful melodies at the University of St. Thomas’ popular Sunday night Last Chance Masses, then-seminarian Luke Spehar kept fielding requests to play more of his music, which he began writing as a high schooler in Chisago City. From members of his swim team to fellow seminarians looking for an acoustic set to entertain visiting parents, Spehar’s growing list of gigs led him to consider a music career.

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Advent events in the archdiocese

Advent events in the archdiocese

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Responding to a query from The Catholic Spirit, parishes, schools and organizations in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis submitted the following events

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Music of France in final cathedral centennial year organ concert

Music of France in final cathedral centennial year organ concert

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Virtuoso Samuel Backman will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the free concert at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul.

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Basilica Block Party here again July 10-11

Basilica Block Party here again July 10-11

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

21st annual music event features top bands while preserving the landmark church, supporting works of charity and even spawning marriage proposals.

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Inspired by brother, St. Hubert student asks classmates to be ‘voice’ for people living with autism

Inspired by brother, St. Hubert student asks classmates to be ‘voice’ for people living with autism

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

How others view and treat people with autism seemed to Taylor Laube “a problem that needed to be fixed,” the sixth grader at St. Hubert School in Chanhassen explained.

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Minnesota musicians behind Church’s liturgical shift featured in documentary

Minnesota musicians behind Church’s liturgical shift featured in documentary

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

When the Catholic Church needed new liturgical music to fulfill the Second Vatican Council’s call for “full, conscious and active participation” by laity at Mass, composers, lyricists and Minnesota musicians heeded the call.

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Renaissance horns enhance Rose Ensemble’s Spanish requiem

Renaissance horns enhance Rose Ensemble’s Spanish requiem

| Melenie Soucheray for The Catholic Spirit | February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lent is a time of prayer, penance and sacrifice in preparation for the resurrection of Christ on Easter. The Rose Ensemble, an award-winning vocal group, will provide the season’s soundtrack.

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Faith & Fiddle

Faith & Fiddle

| Barb Ernster for The Catholic Spirit | February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Scythian influenced by folk music, Catholic roots

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Musical genius doesn’t let autism, blindness hold him back

Musical genius doesn’t let autism, blindness hold him back

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

How does a teenage boy learn to comb his hair by playing the violin?

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Playing it loud and proud

Playing it loud and proud

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Faith journey leads Craig Berry to release Christian rock album

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Rapping for God

Rapping for God

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Like many young adults, Max Haben is a big fan of hip-hop. But his passion for this rhythmic style of music with its often-rhyming lyrics isn’t limited to just listening to his favorite artists.

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Knights chorus sharing joy of music for more than 5 decades

Knights chorus sharing joy of music for more than 5 decades

| Jennifer Janikula | December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

From a Lutefisk-themed Christmas carol to Puccini’s “Ave Maria,” the Minneapolis Area Knights of Columbus Male Chorus has been sharing the joy of music with audiences for 55 years.

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