Choral Night at the Asian Civilizations Museum


Since May this year, we’ve been trying to work in collaboration with the Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM) for their ongoing exhibition “Christianity in Asia”.

And we’re stoked to share that 6 groups will be performing selections of their repertoire to allow the public to appreciate the spectrum of Christian Sacred Music.

Carillon Techonologies has also kindly sponsored the use of the Harmoni Organ (Johannes), a chance to be up close & explore for those curious about the instrument.

Activities to engage the kids will also be set up on level 1.
Come on down for an evening with the family: discovery activities, art, music and an enriching experience!

Saturday, 6th August 2016
Admission is Free
ACM, Level 2

6pm Our Lady Star of the Sea Tamil Choir

630pm Sts. Peter & Paul Cantonese Choir

7pm Schola Cantorum Sancti Gregorii Magni

730pm Cappella Martialis

830pm LMC Choir

9pm HALMM (Church of the Holy Spirit)


2-Day Workshop: Ordinaries & the Propers


The Liturgical Music Committee (LMC) is organizing a 2-day Choir Workshop and we wish to extend the invitation to all choir members in your Parish.  We would appreciate if you’re able to forward this email to all Choir Directors.

Title: Discovering New Mass Settings and Antiphons

Synopsis: Come and discover new English settings of the Mass for congregational use, as well as antiphonal singing for Entrance and Communion. This workshop will take place over two Saturday morning sessions and will mainly be practical, with some explanation of the importance and use of chant at Mass at the beginning of each. The practical components include learning the new Mass settings and antiphons, including some antiphons in harmony, learning how to interpret chant, and rehearsal techniques for singing in chant and harmony.
Session 1: The Ordinaries – Something Extraordinary

Date: 30 July 2016
Time: 9am – 12 pm
Venue:  The Church of the Holy Spirit, Room #03-07

Practical: This session will cover new English settings of the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei in chant style, appropriate for congregational use, and also how to read and interpret chant

Session 2: The Propers in their Proper Place

Date: 06 August 2016
Time:  9am – 12 pm
Venue: The Church of the Holy Spirit, Room #03-07

Practical: This session will cover antiphonal singing during the Entrance and Communion, some settings in harmony, and also rehearsal techniques for chant and harmony

Please REGISTER if you wish to attend. REGISTRATIONis necessary as there are limited seats available.

Cost per person: $20 for both sessions. Church Choristers are encouraged to sign up for both sessions.

Holy Week Spirituality Talk: Part 1

Christ's Entry into Jerusalem by Hippolyte Flandrin c. 1842

Tonight, Fr. JJ shared about the spirituality of Palm Sunday, the Last Supper of the Lord, and Good Friday. He also spoke about how the liturgy is celebrated for these events and gave numerous references to the bible.

Music accompanying Holy Week was also presented, albeit briefly.

Please find the compilation of chants that would accompany the Roman Missal for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, and Good Friday.

See you again next Wednesday, 24 February, 8pm, at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (Singapore), where Fr. JJ will talk about Holy Saturday, the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.

Palm Sunday Chants – Entrance & Propers

Holy Thursday Chants – Propers & Mandatum Options

Mandatum novum verses- Psalm 18 – English

Good Friday Chants – Adoration of the Cross, Reproaches, Crux Fidelis

Talk on Holy Week – 17 & 24 Feb

holy weekDear friends

Fr. JJ Fenelon is giving a talk on Holy Week Spirituality. The focus is on the liturgy & suggestions for music appropriate to accompany the various celebrations in that period.

The sessions will be:
17 & 24 Feb @ Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

We’d be delighted to welcome you & your friends 🙂

Click on the link to register (as you go through the form, click on the “subscribe” button):

Hope to see you there. Do come & say “hi” to any of us 🙂

Feast of St. Cecilia – A Celebration of Choirs


The Feast day of our patron Saint Cecilia on the 22nd of November is fast approaching and this year, we are giving thanks to God through a pre-Mass concert of Sacred Music culminating with Mass in her honour.

Date: Saturday, 21st November 2015
Venue: St Francis Xavier Major Seminary, 199 Ponggol 17th Avenue, Singapore 829645

9-9.30am : Registration

9.45am to 10.45am : Repertoire
Featuring: The LMC Choir, Schola Cantorum Sancti Gregorii Magni Choir, and guest organists.

11.15 am – 12.15pm : Mass
There will be a short run-through of the Order of Mass and Ordinaries before Mass begins.

For: ALL MEMBERS IN CHOIRS and music ministries

Please click REGISTER if you wish to attend. Attendance is necessary to help us cater enough for refreshments.

After Mass: please adjourn to the canteen below for a light refreshments and fellowship after Mass.

Let us come together for this year doing what we know best: sing praise to the Lord with the gifts and talents He has bestowed upon us!

May we continue to glorify the Lord by our lives in dedication in our ministries.

Looking forward to seeing each one of you in this diocesan celebration.