John was an editor on a project to print a compendium of Gregorian chant instruction and music, which will serve as a “textbook” for the Youth and Adult choirs of St. John XXIII Parish. Selections include an introduction to chant notation, a full Kyriale with all 16 Mass settings, and a solid foundation of chant repertoire from the entire liturgical year.
A wonderfully energetic group of nearly 30 children and young adults participated in the very first “Chant Camp” at St. John XXIII Parish this month! Campers were introduced to the fundamentals of Gregorian chant, with lessons and activities teaching chant notation, Latin pronunciation, vocal technique, solfege, and modality. To top it off, the campers were invited to perform their newly-learned chants at Sunday’s High Mass on August 20th!
John will be singing with the St. Vincent Camerata this weekend for a concert featuring the works of Vierne, Faure, and Palestrina. The concert will begin at 7pm Saturday, April 22, in the Saint Vincent Basilica (in Latrobe), and will be repeated at 4:30pm Sunday, April 23, at St. Bernard Church (in Mount Lebanon). Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door. Please call 724-805-2579 for tickets and more information.
Since the release of their second album in December 2016, the Schola Cantorum of St. John XXIII Parish has reached audiences around the world, earning over 600 streams and digital downloads from the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada, Sweden, the Netherlands, Portugal, Argentina, Singapore, New Zealand, and many more!
The Schola Cantorum of St. John XXIII Parish proudly presents their new album: Resurrexit Sicut Dixit! This is the schola’s second album, featuring 20 tracks of Gregorian chant and polyphonic sacred motets from Lent and Easter. Available on physical CD from Amazon, or electronically wherever digital music is sold (iTunes, Spotify, etc). Visit John’s portfolio to hear samples!