Cathedral Anniversary 2015

For the celebration of the Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, a Festival Choir is being formed to sing at the 5pm Mass on Saturday, November 14. Anyone and everyone who has sung at the Cathedral is invited to be part of this Homecoming event.

Music for the event includes the following:

Prelude (4:30):
Praise Ye the Lord – Franck
Ave Verum – Mozart
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place – Brahms

Mass:
Hymns and Mass of Wisdom

Rehearsals will take place on

  • Monday, November 2, 7-9pm
  • Tuesday, November 10, 7-9pm
  • Thursday, November 12, 7-9pm
  • Saturday, November 14, 10am-12noon

Attendance at at least two rehearsals is expected in order to participate.

Sign-up to participate at Eventbrite.

 

School Convocation Mass 2015

Singers and instrumentalists are invited to participate in the music ministry for the 2015 School Convocation Mass on August 20 at the Lyric Opera House. Sound check is scheduled for 7am. Mass with Archbishop Lori starts at 9am.

Music will be emailed ahead of time to those who sign up through Eventbrite. One rehearsal will be held at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen (5200 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210) on Monday evening, August 17 at 7pm.

Parking and continental breakfast will be provided for all musicians. No other financial compensation is available. Dress code will be normal Archdiocesan Choir Dress (black and white with a splash of color – red preferred for this votive Mass of the Holy Spirit).

Thank you for your musical service to the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Catholic Schools!

 

Priesthood Choir Rehearsal 2015

There is a rehearsal this Saturday for the Ordination to the Priesthood which will take place on Saturday, June 20. Music will be available for pickup at the rehearsal. I will also make the music available for download after the rehearsal is over. I expect us to meet in the church and to sing from behind the high altar for this event.

If you will be able to sing for this event and attend the rehearsal, please RSVP by sending an email to director@archbaltchoir.org.

Music for Transitional Diaconate 2015

The Music List is now available. A packet of music will be assembled to facilitate organization of the choir and should be destroyed after use. (Download here.) Sufficient original copies of all music is kept at the Cathedral (or the Basilica). The packet will be available for download soon. Please print out and bring your music with you in a black binder or folder. If for some reason you cannot print the packet, please let me know in advance.

Rehearsal

Because this event will take place at the Basilica, we will meet in the choir loft at 8:45 am. There is a video of the Tallis where you can listen and watch the score available here. You can hear A Community Mass by Richard Proulx here. The Gloria is perhaps the least familiar movement. (I prefer a tempo a little faster than in the video.)

Dress Code

Unless stated otherwise, dress code for the Archdiocesan choir will be black and white with a splash of color. A full explanation may be found here.

RSVP

If you have not already done so, please indicate your intention to sing for this event by sending an email with your name and voice part to director@archbaltchoir.org.

Music for Permanent Diaconate 2015

The Music List is now available. A packet of music has been assembled to facilitate organization of the choir and should be destroyed after use. Sufficient original copies of all music is kept at the Cathedral. Please print out and bring your music with you in a black binder or folder. If for some reason you cannot print the packet, please let me know in advance.

Rehearsal

We will begin in the choir room promptly at 8:45 am for rehearsal before the Ordination. Please study your music ahead of time and be ready to start singing at 8:45 as our rehearsal time is very limited. There is a video of the Tallis where you can listen and watch the score available here.

Dress Code

Unless stated otherwise, dress code for the Archdiocesan choir will be black and white with a splash of color. A full explanation may be found here.

RSVP

If you have not already done so, please indicate your intention to sing for this event by sending an email with your name and voice part to director@archbaltchoir.org.

Priesthood Ordination 2015

On Saturday, June 20 at the Cathedral of Mary, Our Queen, the following men will be ordained as priests:

  • Name – Parish
  • Chris de Leon – St. Louis, Clarksville
  • Joshua Laws – St. Stephen, Bradshaw
  • Francis Ouma – Sacred Heart, Glyndon
  • Carlos Osorio – St. Louis, Clarksville

Members of the music ministry at the parishes above and any other singers who would like to participate are invited to attend a rehearsal on Saturday, June 6 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Cathedral in order to prepare music for the celebration. Please indicate your interest in participating in the event by signing up to receive our email list for further details.

Permanent Diaconate Ordination 2015

On Saturday, May 16 at the Cathedral of Mary, Our Queen, the following men will be ordained as deacons:

  • Name – Home parish (Intern parish)
  • James M. Cyr (Jim) – St Ignatius, Ijamsville (St John, Frederick)
  • Carlos L. Dutan – Holy Trinity, Glen Burnie (St Clement, Lansdowne)
  • Daniel Kennedy (Dan) – St Peter, Libertytown (Holy Family Middleton)
  • James Longenecker – St Ignatius, Hickory (St Mark Fallston)
  • Paul Nicholas – St Ann, Hagerstown (Washington County Cluster: St Augustine, St James, St Joseph)
  • Robert R. Price (Rob) – St Ignatius (St Timothy)
  • Raymond Van Pelt (Ray) – St Ignatius, Hickory (St Joan of Arc)
  • Frank W. Ziegler – St Louis (St Paul)

Members of the music ministry at the parishes above and any other singers who would like to participate are invited to attend a rehearsal on Saturday, May 9 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Cathedral in order to prepare music for the celebration. Please indicate your interest in participating in the event by signing up to receive our email list for further details.

Welcome!

Welcome to the new website for the Archdiocesan choir of Baltimore. If you would like to participate in the choir for an upcoming celebration, please use the form to the right to make sure that you receive the most current information on events and rehearsals.