Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Colloquium in Pittsburgh 2011

Well... people began arriving at the Power Center at Duquesne University for registration shortly before 2:00 pm yesterday afternoon. It was wonderful to see friends from previous years as well as meeting people who were attending for the first time. After all the planning over the past months, it was very nice to be able to put faces with names.

Dr. William Mahrt gave a welcoming address to the group, sharing thoughts on Sacred Music, the mission of the Church Music Association of America and a bit about the role of Sacred Music in the Catholic liturgy. 

Dr. Paul Weber (Assoc. Prof. of Music, Franciscan University of Steubenville) gave us a wonderful organ concert to kick off the music for the week, playing selections from Widor, Bach and Franck.

I look forward to getting started singing chant and polyphony today... Perhaps even a few recordings may make it onto my blog this week.

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