Last weekend, the Austin Chapter of The National Association of Pastoral Musicians in conjunction with the Diocese of Austin, Office of Worship, hosted a Cantor Workshop at St. Elizabeth in Pflugerville. The SVdP Music Ministry was represented by 13 choristers attending the workshop! They participated in many different sections; sung morning prayer, talks on spirituality of cantor ministry, and master classes covering all aspects of cantor training and a practicum where many cantors had the chance to sing psalms in front of their peers and receive feedback from clinicians.
The afternoon portion of the workshop was dedicated to private voice lessons and auditions for the Basic Cantor Certification. The certification process consists of singing in front of a panel; two contrasting Psalms, a Kyrie and Agnus Dei, ear training, and a written exam. I’m happy to say that all four of our cantors who auditioned received their certification! Congratulations to the following choristers: Bridget Cournoyer, Marilyn Gamoneda, Rhiannon Moore, and Harry Ullmann.
Check out the photos in the Cantor Workshop photo album.
Now is your opportunity to serve your parish by leading the church in sung prayer and praise to God! We have a wide variety of ensembles for you to choose from. I look forward to meeting you and working with you. Please click on the different links to register and read more about our ministry.
Benjamin Balleza Benjamin@svdpparish.org
Learn more about our different choirs at St.Vincent De Paul:
In 2013, Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life (YCL) be celebrated throughout the world. YCL began on the first Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014, and will close on the World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016.
Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life
O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you. Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and daughters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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