The Feast day of our patron Saint Cecilia is fast approaching! Actual day: 22nd November. This year, we are hosting it on Saturday 19 November, and we are pleased to include on that day, a Recital on the Pipe Organ by various organists in our diocese.
“The pipe organ is to be held in high esteem in the Latin Church, since it is its traditional instrument, the sound of which can add a wonderful splendor to the Church’s ceremonies and powerfully lift up men’s minds to God and higher things.” [#62: Musicam Sacram, 1967]
We are also most honoured and privileged to have His Grace Archbishop William Goh to celebrate Mass for us on this special day.
This great celebratory event is for ALL CHOIR MEMBERS & MUSICIANS. We encourage all those who have choir robes to bring them along and to be well-vested for Holy Mass.
The Programme for the day is briefly as follows:
DATE: SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2016
VENUE: CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS (450 Clementi Avenue 1, (129955))
TIME OF REGISTRATION: 8.30am
9 am – 9.45 am: A Talk by Sir Dr Peter Low on “How should a good church choir be formed?” (This is held in the auditorium)
9.45 am: Participants to adjourn to Church
10 am – 10.40 am: Organ Recital (LMC Choir will present 2 pieces together with Organ accompaniment)
10.40 am – 11 am: Teaching of * music for the Mass
11 am – 12 pm: Mass
(Celebrant: His Grace Archbishop William Goh)
– Pipe Organ Prelude
– * Propers will be used for the Entrance, Offertory and Communion processions
– Pipe Organ Postlude
* music resources will be attached for your own perusal, but do take note that Mass booklets with music scores will be printed for all attendees. You may click here to access a copy of the Antiphons and Ordinaries in pdf for your reference.
Please click REGISTER if you wish to attend. Attendance is necessary to help us know how much to print and to cater adequately for refreshments.
Please adjourn to the foyer for light refreshments and fellowship. (Do indicate ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ if you are staying for refreshments when you REGISTER to avoid over-catering and wastage.)
Let us make time to come together for this great celebration of thanksgiving, using the gifts and talents God has bestowed upon us as choristers and musicians.
May we continue to glorify the Lord by our lives in dedicated service within our ministries.
Looking forward to seeing each one of you in this diocesan celebration.