Friday, July 23, 2010

Foundation for Sacred Arts and Choir of Basilica of the National Shrine to Debut New Sacred Music

The Foundation for Sacred Arts has announced an upcoming "Concert of New Sacred Music" which will be featuring the winning composition works from the International Sacred Music Competition 2010.

The event will take place August 14th in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., with the selected works being performed by the choir of the Basilica under the direction of Dr. Peter Latona.

This competition featured two categories; the first, non-liturgical sacred choral works, and the second, Mass settings for the new English translation of the Roman Missal.

The winning works were as follows:

Category I: Non-liturgical Sacred Choral Works

1st: Amen, Alleluia (Revelations 19:4-9), Daniel Knaggs
2nd: Credo, Frank La Rocca
3rd: He Who Eats This Bread (John 6:54-55, 58), Daniel Knaggs

Category II: New English Mass Settings

1st: Mass in Honor of St. Maximillian Kolbe, Jeffrey Quick
2nd: Mass of St. Theresa of Avila, Daniel Knaggs
3rd: Missa Sancti Johannes Apostoli, Daniel Knaggs

Judges for the competition included Dr. William Mahrt, Dr. Susan Treacy, Dr. Kurt Poterack, Richard Rice, James Flood and Mark Nowakowski.

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