Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Una Voce Toronto Choir

Over the last few months, Una Voce Toronto has been promoting and organizing the holy Mass on specific feast days in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in Toronto.

On Corpus Christi at St. Mark's over 225 attended a Missa Solemnis and a few evenings ago on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary over 375 attended the Missa Cantata.

With the direction of the Board of Una Voce Toronto, Vox is forming the Una Voce Toronto Choir to be available for various Masses which we sponsor over the course of the year.

The next are:

  • The Exaltation of the Holy Cross Missa Cantata on September 14, Holy Cross in Mississauga at St. Joseph's Streetsville
  • The Feast of all Saints on November 1, Etobicoke at St. Leo's Mimico
  • Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on December 8, church to be confirmed
  • Epiphany of the LORD on January 6 at St. Lawrence the Martyr, Scarborough.
The music programs will include the Gregorian Chant Propers, Gregorian Ordinaries for Mass IV Cunctipotens Genitor Deus, Mass VIII Missa de Angelis, Mass IX Cum Jubilo and the Requiem Mass. Polyphonic Masses will include the Mass for Three Voices by William Byrd and the Missa Salve Regina by Christoph Dalitz with motets by Palestrina, Arcadelt and others as part of the preliminary plan.

Choir practices will be every Tuesday beginning September 13 at St. Cyril's Catholic School on Kempford Avenue one block south of Finch Avenue west off of Yonge Street. The school is just in from the corner of Yonge and Kempford Avenue. It is a short walk from the Finch Subway on the TTC and from York Region at Finch Station. There is parking in the school parking lot off of Kempford.

The first practice will include the work to be sung the next evening at St. Joseph's in Mississauga. As this is the first the program will be confined to what is expected to be known and can be sung by the congregation Mass VIII, Missa de Angelis and Credo III as well as Lift High the Cross as a recessional hymn.

Men who have some knowledge reading Gregorian notation or a desire to learn to sing the Proper of the Mass are must welcome.

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1 comment:

  1. Hello David. Great to see a choir posting, but I am sure your last e-mail also said recruiting for the altar. Why don't you do a blog post for that too?