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Archive for category Music: General

The Hymn Society Selects a New Executive Director

The Hymn Society has selected a new Executive Director, Dr. Jan Kraybill to succeed Rev. Dr. Deborah Carlton Loftis, FHS, who will be retiring May 1. An active member of HSUSC since 1998 and a member of its Executive Committee from 2010–2013, Dr. Kraybill is a passionate advocate for the power of music to change lives for the […]

National Catholic Youth Choir: Applications Due March 24

Meet the famous composers Michael Joncas, David Haas, and Marty Haugen, sing for them at Mass, and attend the banquet when they receive the Pax Christi award.

Breaking News: Pope Francis on Liturgical Music

Some brief comments on Pope Francis’ address to the participants of a congress on liturgical music.

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Non solum: Singing at Daily Mass

When I’m away from the abbey and off campus, I find that singing at daily Mass typically involves one or two hymns – probably about two stanzas of each – but everything else is recited.

Proulx Sanctus – Earlier Version Found

I wonder why the name changed from “Mass to St. Charles” to “Community Mass.”

“Flash Mob – Catholic style!”

The bride was in tears at the performance and commented afterwards “We had the best day ever and absolutely everybody said that the church was their favorite part of the day.”

Why religion needs sacred song

“Sacred song is one of the most social aspects of religious practice. But it is also an intimate embodied experience.”

WLP to participate in One License

World Library Publications has announced that they will participate in the newly-structured One License, a music licensing program owned by GIA Publications and Oregon Catholic Press.

Auditions: MA in Liturgical Music at St. John’s

It’s the most integrated program in the U.S. – music plus liturgy plus real-world ministry, and the only Catholic masters program in music accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. Auditions March 26-27.

Pax Christi Award to be Given to David Haas, Marty Haugen, and Michael Joncas

The highest award of Saint John’s Abbey and University will be given to the Minnesota composers this coming June.