Wednesday, March 02, 2022

The Catholic Sacred Music Project’s 2nd Choral Festival: San Francisco, June 26 - July 1

The Catholic Sacred Music Project will be hosting its second Choral Festival for Young Professional and Aspiring Church Musicians, June 26 - July 1, in collaboration with Sacra Liturgia at St Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California. Martin Baker, the former Master of Music of Westminster Cathedral, will be the festival conductor and lead the participants in singing Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli for an Ordinary Form Mass celebrated by Cardinal Pell, as well as a concert of choral music of living Catholic composers. The daily program will include intensive rehearsals, communal meals, panel discussions on sacred music, and all of the Sacra Liturgia liturgies and addresses given by Cardinal Sarah, Cardinal Pell, Archbishop Cordileone, and Dr. Jennifer Donelson–Nowicka.
The Catholic Sacred Music Project was founded in 2021 to provide professional musical development for current and future leaders in Catholic sacred music with the ultimate goal of effecting a widespread renewal of sacred music in the Church. The Church’s rich and beautiful teachings on sacred music are put into practice through performing masterworks from the Church’s musical tradition in the context of exemplary liturgies, and through intensive encounters with world-renowned conductors, composers, and pedagogues. Through these experiences, musicians are given the knowledge and skills they need to serve the Church more faithfully and to renew and develop its culture of sacred music.
All interested musicians are encouraged to apply though space is limited. Applications will be accepted until April 9 and evaluated no later than April 16. For more information, visit the CSMP website:

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