Monday, June 20, 2011

Corpus Christi

Wow, I can't believe this is the first post of 2011! The Schola was engaged to sing an EF Funeral Mass in April, and then we assisted for Fr Brian Campbell's first solo EF Mass on Lent I. Our next appearance will be at St Patrick's Church in Palm Beach Gardens with Fr Campbell this Sunday for the Feast of Corpus Christi. Hope to see everyone there!

Monday, December 20, 2010

SCPB Update

It's been quiet this year for the schola. The new baby and a couple of new courses to teach have kept me from doing a lot this fall. The next date for the schola to sing will be the First Sunday of Lent at St Patrick's Church in Palm Beach Gardens at 2:00pm with Fr Brian Campbell celebrating. For now we will be doing the occasional service, but hope to get back to regular singing soon.

Merry Christmas, everyone!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Schola Complements Monteverdi

The Schola Cantorum of the Palm Beaches served as the liturgical choir for a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers on 12 November 2010 at Palm Beach Atlantic University. The Schola provided antiphons for the Feast of the Annunciation and sang psalms and Magnificat verses in places where the Monteverdi music may have been too much to prepare for the PBA Early Music Ensemble in such a short time.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Missa Cantata for Pentecost

The Schola Cantorum of the Palm Beaches, directed by Michael O'Connor and Jennifer Donelson will assist at a Missa cantata for the feast of Pentecost at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lantana, FL at 2:00pm on May 23, 2010. The Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Kevin Nelson, the pastor of Holy Spirit. The schola will sing Ludovico Viadana's Missa L'Hora Passa for the Ordinary along with the Gregorian Proper chants.

Friday, January 8, 2010

FL Catholic Story on Recent High Mass

Please read the recent story on the schola's participation in the high Mass at Holy Spirit in December.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Music Sacra Florida Gregorian Chant Workshop

Sponsored by
the Florida Chapter of the Church Music Association of America

in conjunction with
 Department of Music, Ave Maria University,
Ave Maria, Florida.
Friday & Saturday, March 19-20, 2010

This two-day workshop will present both beginning and advanced musicians with lectures, breakout sessions, and rehearsals that will enrich their knowledge of Gregorian chant and its use in the Roman Catholic liturgy.

Led by a faculty of chant specialists from around the state, attendees will learn more about the history of Gregorian chant and its role in the liturgy as well as experience the chant in the context of both the Divine Office and the Mass.

Beginning chanters will be introduced to the basics of notation and rhythm according to the classic Solesmes method. Experienced chanters will learn new repertoire and advance their understanding of rhythmic and interpretive nuance. Resources and practical methods for the cultivation of Gregorian chant in the life of the parish will also be discussed. A special breakout session will be devoted to helping priests and deacons with their liturgical chants.

This workshop is ideal for choir members, parish music directors, music students, teachers, parents, seminarians, deacons, priests, and anyone who is interested in learning about the heritage of sacred music within the Roman Catholic Church.

Registration fees are $40 or $15 for students (with I.D.) and include the price of instructional materials and instruction. Overnight accommodations will be available at AMU’s Xavier Conference Center. Participants can choose among various options for room and board. For prices and options, click above at “Brochure and tentative schedule”.

Pre-registration is required.
 Deadline: Friday, March 5th, 2010
Contact Information: 
 Susan Treacy
 (239) 280-1668 or


Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Tucker – Managing Editor, Sacred Music

Mary Jane Ballou – Director of the Schola Cantorae, St Augustine, FL
Jennifer Donelson – Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Timothy McDonnell - Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FLs
Michael O’Connor – Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL

Susan Treacy – Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL