Friday, July 12, 2019

Chant and Polyphonic Masses in the Pittsburgh Area, July 22-24

The Saint Gregory Institute of Sacred Music, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, invites the public to attend three Masses which constitute the culmination of its Chant & Polyphony for Parish Musicians course, on July 22-24.

The first Mass will be held on Monday, July 22, the feast of St Mary Magdalene, at 6:30 pm at Holy Trinity Church, with English propers and chants from the Roman Missal. The church is located at 5718 Steubenville Pike in Robinson Township, Pennsylvania.

The second Mass will be on Tuesday, July 23, the Memorial of Saint Bridget, also at 6:30 pm at Holy Trinity, featuring English propers, the Missa de Angelis, and a motet by Thomas Tallis.

The third Mass on Wednesday, July 24, at 5:00 pm, will be a votive Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrated in the Extraordinary Form at St John of God Parish (St Mary Church), with the Gregorian propers in Latin, the Missa Secunda of Hans Leo Hassler, and polyphonic motets. The church is located at 1011 Church Avenue in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania.

The choir will be under the direction of Prof. Nicholas Will, the founder and director of the St Gregory Institute of Sacred Music, Director of Liturgical Music at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, and Coordinator of the Sacred Music Program (in absentia) at Franciscan University of Steubenville. More information can be found at or by contacting

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