Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pueri Cantores and Sung Mass in the Usus Antiquior in the Chapel of the Irish National Seminary, Maynooth

This past October 16th, the Irish National Convention of Pueri Cantores was held, and featured Sung Mass in the usus antiquior in the college chapel of the Irish National Seminary in Maynooth, Ireland. The Mass was celebrated by Msgr. Michael Schmitz of the Institute of Christ the King.

The music included hymns by John Henry Newman, Missa Pueri Cantores (Menschick), motets and plainchant. The plainchant propers for the Feast of St Hedwig were sung by Piccolo Lasso.

Children's choirs attended from many parts of Ireland including Dublin, Limerick, Donegal, Galway, Sligo. Louth and Kildare. They were directed by Irish National President of Pueri Cantores, Ite O'Donovan.

A photo album has been created by photographer John Briody. Here are a few of the photographs.

Some video has also been made available. Here is one of those videos.

Many thanks to Pueri Cantores for making the NLM aware of this event.

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