Saturday, May 31, 2008

Fabulous Chanting

Hat tip to Michael Lawrence for pointing this video out. This is great example of wonderful chant style.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

English Chant Mass in West Palm Beach

The Schola Cantorum of the Palm Beaches will be providing the musical leadership for the 4:00 anticipatory Mass (some call it the vigil Mass still) for the Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in West Palm Beach on May 31, 2008. The Mass will be completely chanted and completely in English. It is our hope that by chanting the propers, ordinary, and the readings of the novus ordo Mass in English that a wider audience may experience Pope Benedict XVI's vision for sacred music. It doesn't have to be in Latin. It just has to be sacred (defined as "set apart"). If you are interested in hearing what English chant can be like, we hope you will join us for this event.

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
345 S. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Remaining Schedule for SCPB

All rehearsals at Holy Name Catholic Church
345 S. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL

Sunday, May 11 at 7:30 pm

Friday, May 23 at 7:00 pm (note different time, please)

Friday, May 30 at 7:00 pm

Next appearance: English chant Mass

Saturday, May 31st, Holy Name Catholic Church

Rehearse at 3:00 pm

Mass at 4:00 pm


Greetings and welcome to the homepage and blog of the Schola cantorum of the Palm Beaches. The group brings together dedicated singers from Southeast Florida who want to explore the beauty and spirituality of Gregorian and vernacular chant. The group is not affiliated with an individual parish but rather seeks to serve the entire region.

The schola consists of men's and women's ensembles that occasionally come together to sing in alternatim. Future plans will have the groups combining to sing polyphony as well. This page will have rehearsal schedules and appearances but also news about other scholas, workshops, and the growing movement of reintroducing chant and traditional church music into the modern Catholic Church.

Please stop by from time to time and see what we are doing and saying. All views are welcome here but civility and Christian charity are the rule here.

Pax vobiscum
Michael O'Connor