Friday, July 07, 2023

New Liturgy of the Hours for Corpus Christi: 8 Composers Selected by Sir James MacMillan

Maggie Gallagher, Executive Director of the Benedict XVI Institute has asked us to share news of this interesting project. “This Saturday, July 8, at 10 pm Eastern/7 pm Pacific, EWTN will air eight new Eucharistic motets by eight different rising composers, who were selected and mentored by Sir James MacMillan for the Composer’s Institute we out institute cosponsored with the Catholic Sacred Music Project. Dr Timothy McDonnell, now of Hillsdale College, formerly with Catholic University of America, will conducts a magnificent 20-voice choir.

An example from the Institute’s YouTube channel: the hymn Sacris Solemniis from the Office of Corpus Christi.
Starting one hour earlier (9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific), we are throwing a pre-concert viewing party with the conductor, three of the young composers, and the genius behind this idea, Peter Carter, founder of the Catholic Sacred Music Project. I wanted to make sure you knew about this: a chance to meet and support with your presence the rising generation of very gifted liturgical composers. As I like to say ‘If we can’t pay anything else, we can pay attention.’ ”

Register here to receive the Zoom link: Or if you’d just like to receive the link to watch the concert online, just email
If you do not get EWTN on your TV, you can watch the Liturgy of the Hours for the feast of Corpus Christi here:

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