Friday, May 16, 2014

CMAA Celebrates 50 Years

Fifty years of Musica Sacra… the Church Music Association of America (CMAA) will celebrate its 50th Anniversary during Colloquium XXIV. This year’s Colloquium is to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 30 – July 6, 2014. The week’s liturgies will be held at beautiful St. John the Evangelist Church in downtown Indy.

Although fifty years may seem like a long time, the CMAA was not a new society even in 1964. Two societies (St. Cecilia, founded in 1874 and St. Gregory, founded in 1913) joined forces in order to take advantage of the directions of the Second Vatican Council in the integration of the treasury of sacred music with substantive participation of the people in the sacred action. In short, “the great heritage of Gregorian chant and classical polyphony should enhance the participation of believers in the action of Christ in the Mass…” (Dr. William Mahrt).

CMAA President William Mahrt has shared a short history of the CMAA at the MusicaSacra site. Read the entire article.

 Make plans to join us as we celebrate Fifty Years this summer. For information about the Colloquium, registration, faculty, schedule and repertory, visit our Colloquium page.

Don’t delay. Avoid late fees by registering before June 4th.

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