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St. Cecilia Sing

As of St. Cecilia Day 2016, these are the NPM Chapters, parishes, and institutions that told us they were participating in this year’s Saint Cecilia Sing. There is a link to a pdf for those who shared their programs with us.

NPM TWIN CITIES CHAPTER, ARCHDIOCESE OF ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

Monday, October 24

A choral festival featured choirs from six local parishes, sponsored by the NPM Twin Cities Chapter.

 

Host Parish: St. John Neumann, Eagan

Parish Director of Music: Doug Starkebaum

 

Participating Parishes and Directors:

St. Thomas Becket, Eagan—Patrice Pakiz

St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Paul Park—Robin Medrud

Incarnation, Minneapolis—Michael McDeid

St. Michael, Farmington—Eric Larson

Mary, Mother of God, Burnsville—David Jeske

 

Twin Cities Program

 

 

EAU CLAIRE DEANERY, DIOCESE OF LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN

Sunday, October 30

A concert of sacred choral, instrumental, and congregational song. Individual church choirs performed, punctuated by instrumental interludes. Representatives from the Eau Claire Hispanic Music Ministry lead the congregation in a song. All choirs joined together for four anthems.

 

Host Parish: St. Patrick, Eau Claire

Parish Director of Music: Liz Wilson

 

Participating Parishes and Directors:

Immaculate Conception, Eau Claire—Colleen Garnevicus

St. James the Greater, Eau Claire—Mary Kolstad

St. Joseph, Elk Mound—Eve Suckow

St. Joseph, Rock Falls—Mary Biesterveld

St. Mary, Altoona—Joshua Gallagher

St. Olaf, Eau Claire—Dee Bouley

St. Raymond of Peñafort, Fall Creek—Syndey Alexander

 

Eau Claire Program

 

 

SAINT LOUIS NPM CHAPTER, ARCHDIOCESE OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

Sunday, November 13

The Executive Board of the NPM Chapter worked with musicians from Christ the King Parish to present a Saint Cecilia Sing that featured cantors, choir, and organ and piano. The congregation joined in prayer and song. The closing of the Jubilee Year of Mercy influenced hymn choices.

 

Host Parish: Christ the King, University City

Parish Director of Music: Dawn Riske

 

St. Louis Program

 

 

ROCKVILLE CENTRE CHAPTER

DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK

Monday, November 14

The Chapter celebrated its annual Saint Cecilia Luncheon at the Wantagh Inn, Wantagh, New York.

 

 

DALLAS NPM CHAPTER, DIOCESE OF DALLAS, TEXAS

Tuesday, November 15

In cooperation with the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, the Dallas NPM Chapter presented “Sing of Mercy, Pray for Peace,” a hymn festival led by Brian Hehn, director of the Hymn Society’s Center for Congregational Song, and Brent McWilliams, NPM Dallas Chapter Director.

 

Host Parish: St. Monica Church, Dallas

Parish Director of Music: Dr. Jeremy Wirths

 

 

CHICAGO NPM CHAPTER, ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Thursday, November 17

Music ministers from throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago were invited to join together for a hymn festival that included two choral selections directed by Dr. Ricardo Ramirez.

 

Host Parish: Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago

Parish Director of Music: Dr. Ricardo Ramirez

 

Chicago Program

 

 

ALL SAINTS PARISH, MANASSAS, DIOCESE OF ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

Friday, November 18

As part of the All Saints Concert Series, people were invited to join the All Saints parish choir, contemporary choir, and choirs from area churches to honor the patron saint of music. The selections included music for brass, organ, choir, and assembly. Selections were chosen to accord with the end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

 

Host Parish: All Saints, Manassas

Parish Director of Music: Tim Lewicki

 

Participating Parish and Director:

Sacred Heart Parish, Manassas—E. J. Cochran

 

All Saints Program

 

 

SAINT ANN AND SAINT ELIZABETH ANN SETON PARISHES, FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, DIOCESE OF RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA

Friday, November 18

The two parishes, plus one Catholic school choir, combined to offer Friday Evening Prayer with a short concert.

 

Host Parish: St. Ann, Fayetteville

Parish Directors of Music: Margaretta Kelly, Pauline Stemple, and John Bunting

 

Participating Parish and Director:

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Fayetteville—Jill Austin

 

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC CHURCH, CARMEL, INDIANA

Saturday, November 19

The parish’s choirs and ensembles joined in a concert for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Most of the music was chosen to reflect God’s mercy and our extending that mercy through the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

 

Host Parish: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Carmel

Parish Director of Music: Rex Benjamin Rund

 

OL Mount Carmel Program

 

 

QUEEN OF MARTYRS PARISH, EVERGREEN PARK, ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Sunday, November 20

All musical groups gathered to worship, sing, and receive a special blessing in honor of St. Cecilia.

 

Host Parish: Queen of Martyrs, Evergreen Park

Parish Director of Music: Carole Prendergast

 

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