Thursday, October 03, 2013

The London Oratory School's 150th Anniversary Mass at Westminster Cathedral

The London Oratory School marked its 150th anniversary with Pontifical Mass at Westminster Cathedral last Friday. The Cathedral was filled to capacity by all 1400 pupils from the school along with the full staff and guests. The celebrant was Archbishop Vincent Nichols and the deacon was Stefan Kaminski, an old Oratorian. Another former pupil, David Howell, assisted and a number of priests were present, including former pupils of the school and the Fathers of the London Oratory. The music included Mozart's Spatzenmesse, Jubilate Deo by Gabrieli and hymns by Newman and Faber and was sung by the Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School. A brass octet played in the hymns and the Gabrieli and the organ was played by Peter Stevens, Assistant Master of Music at the Cathedral and Edward Symington, Organ Scholar. [Photos: Paul Flanagan]

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