Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Colloquium Day 2

Day 2 of the Musica Sacrum Colloquium

It was a full day with a little rain in the afternoon.  I went to the breakout session on introducing sacred music to your parish.  We had chant rehearsal in the morning, and polyphony practice in the afternoon.  
Mass today was OF ad orientem.

Practicing the Introit for this afternoon's Mass

Plenary talk by Fr. Robinson
on beauty, truth, and goodness,
and how the rejection of beauty
 leads to the rejection of goodness and truth.

Holy Spirit Chapel organ

Palestrina choir

Monday, June 29, 2015

Musica Sacra Colloquium 2015 - Pittsburgh

It's that time of year again!  Traveling day was a comedy of errors; from the four hour delayed flight due to pressurization issues, to the stuck valve on the substitute plane, to the search for the rental car (lot attendant didn't know where in the row it was), to the GPS with issues, and a few other things.

After the walk in the rain to the chapel, we were treated to a beautiful organ recital by Dr. Ann Labounsky, Organist, with Sr. Marie Agatha Ozah, HHCJ, Soloist.  The chapel at Duquesne is lovely, with the exception of the recently wreckovated sanctuary.

I could think of much better ways to spend 80 grand....
The original is being foisted on some orphans in Paris,
 as if they weren't depressed enough already.

Tomorrow we hit the ground running, so good night.