Director: Norman Mandy
About This Ministry
Those who have a special interest in studying and practicing the ancient art of Gregorian Chant are invited to consider participating in our mixed-voice Schola Cantorum, which sings for the Extraordinary Form Masses on Sundays at 12:30pm. We sing the Gregorian chant propers from the Graduale Romanum, 1962 edition. Moreover, the Schola prepares polyphonic music to add greater solemnity and beauty to the Mass. Our repertoire includes compositions from medieval times through those penned in recent years. Attendance at a weekly Thursday rehearsal from 7-8pm is required, as well as the commitment to learn one's own part between rehearsals. The ability to match pitch and blend is essential. Due to the challenging repertory of music, some ability to read music (in chant and/or modern notation) is important, although participation in this ensemble will provide growth opportunities for members to increase their reading ability. Audio samples are provided to aid in learning the more challenging works. Please email Norman Mandy for further information on how you may become a member.
Sample Recording of our Schola Cantorum: Alleluia