Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Solemn Pontifical Mass for the Feast of the Purification, Miami

Our readers in South Florida will be glad to hear Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami will be celebrating a solemn pontifical liturgy in the Extraordinary Form for the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin, at 7:30 PM on February 2, this coming Thursday. The mass will take place at the Church of the Epiphany (8081 SW 54th Ct.) in Miami, Florida. Musica Sacra Florida reports:

Musical highlights include Tournemire’s office from L’Orgue Mystique for the day (Purificatio B. Mariæ Virginis), played by Mr. Thomas Schuster, Organist and Director of Music at Church of the Epiphany, as well as a Missa Brevis by Zachary Wadsworth, and a commissioned motet by Dr. Paul Weber (Franciscan University of Steubenville.) Choral works will be sung by the Schola Cantorum of the University of Florida under the direction of Dr. Edward Schaefer. The Gregorian propers of the day will be sung by a Women’s Schola Cantorum under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Donelson of NOVA Southeastern University.
The celebration is part of a Tournemire Symposium organized by the Church Music Association of America (CMAA), and will be live-streamed at www.livemass.net. For more information on the live-streaming, as well as catechetical events associated with the mass, go to the Musica Sacra Florida website.

CORRECTION: [01/02/12, 11:31 PM] An alert reader informs me that the address for the church (as opposed to the rectory) is actually 8235 S.W. 57 Avenue, Miami, FL 33143, Miami, Florida.

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