Recording New Music with the Schola

September 7, 2018

Ascendit Deus - Dalitz
As the schola seeks to increase their modern repertoire, they recorded 3 original sacred motets and a hymn by currently active composers. Samples included in the full article!

Youth Choirs Record New Album

July 3, 2018

Pueri and Gradus Cantorum
The youth choirs of St. John XXIII Parish have recorded an 18-track album entitled Jubilate et Gaudete. The album is a collection of chant, rounds, and sacred polyphony, sung by the Pueri Cantorum (children’s choir) and the Gradus Cantorum (young adult choir). See the full article for more info and 4 sample tracks!

St. Mark Passion

February 17, 2018

Schola Cantorum Franciscana
John had the distinct honor of singing with the Schola Cantorum Franciscana, from Franciscan University of Steubenville, for their performance of Charles Wood’s St. Mark Passion. Please click here for some samples of the performance!

Una Voce Dicentes

September 20, 2017

Una Voce Dicentes
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.

Chant Camp 2017

August 25, 2017

Pueri 2017
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!