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Music

‘Heavenly Sopranos’ to perform hymns well-known to Catholics

The Australian Haydn Ensemble is bringing to life the classical text Stabat Mater from Italian music composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Music Religious Orders

Benedictine priest creates new record

A Benedictine priest from the New Norcia community in Western Australia has released an album of original piano-based music. Source: The eRecord.

In The Dioceses Music

Renaissance of sacred music in Sydney is underway

The Church in Sydney is finding its voice again, bringing youth together with a vision to fill the city with sacred song. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Music

Diocese pulls out all stops to celebrate anniversary

An internationally acclaimed organist and members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra have helped Parramatta Diocese celebrate the 125th anniversary of the pipe organ at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Source: Catholic Outlook. 

Music

Composer’s world premiere based on 800-year-old prayer

Australian composer Mary Finsterer’s third work as the 2023 composer-in-residence for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will receive its world premiere at Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral tonight. Source: The Age.

History Music

New Norcia Monastery celebrates organ’s 100th anniversary

New Norcia Benedictine Monastery in Western Australia has celebrated the 100th anniversary of the historic pipe organ in the abbey’s church. Source: The eRecord.

Liturgy Music

Creating a musical path back to Church

Liturgical music in the Catholic tradition has been preserved for centuries but Australian Catholic University theologian Clare Johnson says the Church should do more to draw young musicians in.

Liturgy Music

Australian’s hymns chosen to support US Catholic Bishops’ Eucharistic revival

Sydney composer John Burland will have two of his liturgical songs performed and recorded in the United States to support the US Catholic bishops’ promotion of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Liturgy Music

New Mass setting evokes care for ‘Our Common Home’

Not many priests can say they’ve concelebrated Mass at a cathedral while a Mass setting they have composed is making its debut – but Jesuit Fr Christopher Willcock can. Source: Sandpiper.