Schola Gregoriana at UF

April 20, 2009

Gregorian Chant and Sacred Polyphony Concert

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

7:30 p.m.

University Gallery, Fine Arts Building B, Gainesville, FL

Under the direction of Dr. Edward Schaefer the ensemble will perform selected Gregorian chants and polyphonic works by Palestrina, Lassus, Tallis, and Stoltzer. 


The next EF Mass at the FIT All Faith Center, Melbourne, FL, will be on May 3, 2009 at 4pm. This will be the last Mass of the academic year.

The schola will sing Lotti’s Mass in B flat along with the Gregorian chant propers.

For more information about the schola, see these previous posts:

April 9, 2009

February 20, 2009

Some pictures from today’s dedication, courtesy of Matthew Bellisario

More information is available on the renovation can be found



and here. 

Be sure to check out the updates regarding the dedication of the parish on the upper right hand corner of the Catholic Champion blog.


Location:                    St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 1142 Andalusia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL

The University of Miami Frost Chorale, under the direction of Joshua Habermann, presents a spring concert, Eternal Light, featuring five centuries of sacred a cappella choral music, on April 19th at 4pm at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Coral Gables.  The concert will begin with Renaissance and Baroque works by Orlando Gibbons and Antonio Lotti, followed by double-choir music from Heinrich Schütz, Felix Mendelssohn and Frank Martin.  The program will include a 2001 composition by the rising Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, setting a mystic medieval Easter text.  The afternoon concludes with a sampling of American choral music and spirituals by Randall Thompson and Moses Hogan.

For more information, please contact the UM Choral Studies Program at 305.284.4162, via email at, or on the web at

Seraphic Fire Presents PORTRAIT OF A MOTHER April 16-19,
Featuring Music by Bach, Vivaldi and Pergolesi

Concert Includes World Premiere of “Sedebat Mater” by
American Composer Paul Crabtree
Seraphic Fire, Miami’s Professional Vocal Ensemble, presents music on the theme of Mothers. PORTRAIT OF A MOTHER, a concert exploring different musical portrayals of motherhood, includes music by Bach, Vivaldi, Pergolesi, and a WORLD PREMIERE by living composer Paul Crabtree. 

Seraphic Fire performs PORTRAIT OF A MOTHER with a focus on old and new.  Audiences will be transported back in time to 17th century Naples, Italy, to experience the most beautiful of Holy Week rituals – Giovanni Pergolesi’s sensuous “Stabat Mater” for soprano, countertenor and orchestra.  Also headlining this program is the WORLD PREMIERE of Paul Crabtree’s tongue-in-cheek “Sedebat Mater,” written as a companion piece to Pergolesi’s masterpiece. 

WHEN & WHERE                                                             
Thursday, April 16, 2009, 1:00pm
Harriet Himmel Theater, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Friday, April 17, 2009, 7:30pm
First United Methodist Church, 536 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Saturday, April 18, 2009, 8:00pm
All Saints Episcopal Church, 333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Sunday, April 19, 2009, 4:00pm
Miami Beach Community Church, 1620 Drexel Ave. (Entrance on Lincoln Rd.), 33139

Tickets for Seraphic Fire’s PORTRAIT OF A MOTHER concerts are $30 and available now at, or by phone at (866) 739-0010.
About Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra
Founded in 2002 by Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley, professional chamber choir Seraphic Fire has garnered critical acclaim both locally and nationally. In an exciting crossover collaboration in 2004, Seraphic Fire was invited to record with international pop-star Shakira on a track for her album Oral Fixation II, which ultimately went Platinum. Seraphic Fire has released four CD recordings to date and will release a fifth next year to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. In September of 2007, The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation awarded a grant to Seraphic Fire for the formation of a new chamber orchestra. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation aims to create transformational change in the communities and institutions with which it partners. For more information on Seraphic Fire’s Chamber Choir and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra, please call 305-285-9060 or visit

Program notes on this work can be found by clicking here.


Though it is a bit late to publish it, the following is the Triduum Mass/service schedule for the quasi-parish of the Ave Maria Oratory, many of which will have music provided for them by faculty ad students from AMU’s Department of Sacred Music. 

Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m.

Good Friday
Morning Prayer Service at 9 a.m.
Stations of the Cross Liturgical Service at 2 p.m. Live Stations by the Ave Maria Youth Group.
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3 p.m.
Veneration of the Cross until 10 p.m.

Holy Saturday
Morning Prayer Service at 9 a.m.
Blessing of Easter Food following Morning Prayer (approximately 9:30 a.m.)
Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m.

Easter Sunday
Mass at 10 a.m. – Novus Ordo
Mass at 12:30 p.m. – Extraordinary Form Latin
Solemn Exposition, Vespers and Benediction at 5 p.m.

Easter Monday
Mass at noon ONLY. No 7:30 a.m. or 5:15 p.m. Masses this day.

Thursday, April 9 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Good Friday, April 10: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
No scheduled confession Saturday, April 11 and Monday, April 13.
Confessions also can be heard by appointment or by request to any priest.


April 9, 2009

These pictures come to us from the Palm Sunday celebration of the Tridentine Latin Mass at the All Faith Center chapel of the Florida Institute of Technology, in Melbourne, FL.

The schola is led by Dr. Jamie Younkin, professor of music at FIT.


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I’m happy to announce the sixth annual Advanced Gregorian Chant Week in Solesmes! This year the organization will be somewhat less formal. Arrangements for travel, housing, eating, applying and paying tuition are do-it-yourself this time.

Abbey St. Pierre, Solesmes, France

Instructor: Dom Daniel Saulnier, OSB, Director of Paleography at the Abbey and Instructor of Gregorian Chant at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome

Class will begin on Monday, July 20, 2009 and finish on Friday afternoon, July 24.

Cost: 200 Euros, cash, payable directly to Fr. Saulnier. 100 Euros for students or religious.

The course is for advanced students only. No beginners, please. You should be be familiar with and experienced in Gregorian chant, its notation and repertoire, liturgical Latin, and you must be able to sight sing.

Language: The course is taught in English, but Fr. Saulnier is multi-lingual, and I have heard him answer questions in French, Italian, or Spanish, as needed.

What do I do next? If you are interested in attending the Advanced Gregorian Chant Week in Solesmes, please contact Fr. Saulnier directly.

Men may stay at the Abbey guesthouse, where meals are also provided. Contact: Père Hôtelier at:
Women: There is a hotel (Grand Hotel) right across the street from the abbey (rather pricey) or you can stay in one of the houses in the village or one owned by the monks–Contact: Père Hôtelier at: You will be responsible for your own meals. There is a bakery a half-block from the abbey, and a creperie next to the hotel (open and closed on a schedule I’ve never figured out). The hotel has a restaurant. There is a large store (like a super Walmart, called E Leclerk) about a five minute taxi ride away, or there’s a grocery store in the nearby town of Sable sur Sarthe.

Note: Père Hôtelier speaks French. I write to him in English and he answers in French. So far, that has worked. If you don’t understand French, get a friend who does, or check out the Language Tools on Google.

How to get there from Paris: Take the train to Sable sur Sarthe. Take a taxi to the abbey in Solesmes or walk (about an hour)
For more information on Solesmes and the abbey, go to:

Although the organization this year is do–it-yourself, I’ll be happy to answer questions and be of some assistance. Please contact me by email.

Bon Voyage!

Diana Silva

Here is a link to an article about Ave Maria’s Palm Sunday concert.

The program included the following:

Haydn’s Symphony No. 26 “Lamentatione”
Geistliches Lied of Brahms
Ave Christe by Josquin Desprez
Cantata No. 23 by J. S. Bach
Lamb of God of Christiansen
Stabat Mater by Schubert
Da nobis pacem by Mendelssohn
St. Nicolas Mass by Haydn

For more information about the Ave Maria Department of Sacred Music, click here.


Gregorian Chant in St. Augustine
Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

Friday, May 1, 2009
Shrine of La Leche

Vespers begin at 6 p.m. with the Angelus or Regina Caeli
All are welcome to join us in the Shrine Chapel.

FSSP Triduum Schedule

April 1, 2009

Priests of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter will be celebrating Masses in the extraordinary form at the following times and locations during the Triduum:

Holy Thursday – Queen of Peace, Ocala at 9:30 PM 

Good Friday – St. Marthas’s, Sarasota: 12:00 Noon
                       Queen of Peace, Ocala: 12:00 Noon
Holy Saturday – Queen of Peace, Ocala: 4:00 P.M.
Easter Sunday – Usual Sunday Schedule except no Mass in Ocala
                        Naples 8:00 A.M
                        Fort Myers 2:00 PM
                        Sarasota 1:30 PM