Posts Tagged ‘Sacred Music’

Liturgical musicians should animate the assembly’s song, not replace it Comments 0

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Liturgical musicians should be “animators of the song of the whole assembly,” not replace it, says Pope Francis. Speaking at the weekend’s international meeting of choirs in Rome on “Music in the Liturgy and in the Catechesis for the New Evangelisation,” Francis said liturgical and sacred music can be a powerful instrument of evangelisation. This Read more

Rare 233-year-old Messiah manuscript sings again in Katikati Comments 0

Monday, November 27th, 2017

“A bit of magic” was created in Katikati at the weekend through a combination of musical talent, research and an extraordinary, rare manuscript. Tauranga’s Colin and Stephanie Smith discovered the manuscript 10 or 12 years ago in a pile of music bought decades earlier as part of an auction lot from an estate in Christchurch. Read more

Eminent Catholic composer Sir James MacMillan to conduct Christchurch singers Comments 0

Monday, July 17th, 2017

A man who has been described as one of Britain’s greatest living composers has accepted an invitation from the Christchurch Diocese Sacred Arts Team to visit. Sir James MacMillan will conduct singers in his St Anne’s Mass at the 5.30pm Mass in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral on 23 July. He will speak later at the Music Centre Read more

Sacred music and liturgical chant needs renewing and improving Comments 0

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Sacred music and liturgical chant needs renewing and improving, Pope Francis said at a major international conference on sacred music on Saturday. “Sometimes a certain mediocrity, superficiality and banality have prevailed, to the detriment of the beauty and intensity of liturgical celebrations,” he said at the conference organized by the Congregation for Catholic Education and Read more

St Patrick’s Cathedral begins Saturday evening organ recitals Comments 0

Friday, September 16th, 2016

St Patrick’s Cathedral has begun its 2016 Spring Organ Recital series. Entitled ‘Saturdays @ 6’, the recitals feature four of Auckland’s top organists, performing on the cathedral’s baroque-style instrument. The first recital on Sept 10  celebrated organist and Director of Music James Tibbles’ 40th year as a professional musician. WHAT: Organ Recital Series WHEN 6pm: Read more

Next stop for NZ Youth Choir: Notre-Dame Cathedral Comments 0

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

The New Zealand Youth Choir which sang at Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral last Sunday will soon be singing at a high mass in Paris’s famous Notre-Dame Cathedral. The Mass they will sing is one specially composed for them by New Zealander Andrew Baldwin. Notre-Dame de Paris is an historic Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of Read more

Sacred music radio launched on Web Comments 0

Friday, December 13th, 2013

An interfaith radio station, playing some of the world’s most beautiful sacred music has just been launched. Sacred Music Radio which plays 24 hours a day, features religious and sacred pieces of music from the Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Zoroastrian and Islamic faiths, as well as music not directly connected with any specific religion. Michael Read more