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Monday, September 13th, 2010

Bryan King, Organ Recital

Bryan King of Auburn University will play a wide-ranging organ recital at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Auburn, Sunday, September 19, 2010, at 2:00pm. The recital will feature works by Franck, Langlais, Albioni, Bach, Mozart, and others. The program will begin be followed by a reception in the church social hall. This event is free of charge and open to all.

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

New Site of Chant Commentary

Two members of the St. Cecilia Schola are now blogging at The Chant Cafe.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Schola to sing at Birmingham Cathedral

The St. Cecilia Schola will sing at a Pontifical Mass, Saturday, February 27, 2010, at the Birmingham Cathedral, as part of the Highest Call conference taking place that day. The schola will sing Gregorian propers and polyphony by Josquin, Byrd, and others. The Mass begins at 12:30pm.

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Upcoming Advent and Christmas Liturgies

If you are within driving distance and would like to hear the full schola sing at Mass, here is our remaining Advent and Christmas schedule:

  • December 20th, 4th Sunday of Advent (7:45am)
  • December 25th, Nativity of the Lord (10:00 am)
  • January 1st, Solemnity of  Mary, Mother of God (12:10pm)
  • January 3rd, Epiphany of the Lord (7:45am)

All Masses are in the OF, with fully chanted Latin ordinary, and chanted and polyphonic propers and motets.  Masses are celebrated at the newly dedicated St. Michael’s Catholic Church at 1100 North College Street in Auburn, AL.

Friday, December 4th, 2009

The Move Begins!

Last night we held our last rehearsal in the old building, and celebrated with a funny treat. We had cupcakes with little martians on this. It is part of an inside joke. We love the old St. Michaels dearly, especially its wonderful acoustic and the great memories. However, everyone knows that it looks a bit funny (built in 1965). There was long-standing disagreement on whether it looked more like a cupcake or an alien ship. So we had cupcakes with little aliens on them!

The schola is singing at the dedication of the new Church building, Sunday at 10:00am. In particular, we are singing the offertory with the motet Sancte Deus by Thomas Tallis. We are also singing the Communion proper for the occasion from the Graduale Romanum, with Psalm verses.

The new building looks extremely beautiful. We are so proud of it, and especially grateful for the leadership of Monsignor William Skoneki who saw this project through from start to finish. Masterful job!

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

You are invited. Please come.

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Debbie Czerkawski, 1965-2009

The St. Cecilia Schola is saddended by the loss of one of our members.  Soprano Debbie Czerkawski,  beautiful in voice and in countenance, died peacefully on July 3rd following  a brief illness.  We miss her terribly.  Requiescat in pace.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Here we are at the groundbreaking of our new parish

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

The Schola in Birmingham, with Bishop Baker and Amy Welborn

The Schola in Birmingham, Alabama, at the Cathedral with Bishop Baker

The Schola in Birmingham, Alabama, at the Cathedral with Bishop Baker

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Image set from Birmingham

A very nice set of images here.

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Schola to Sing at Highest Call Meeting

The St. Ceclia Schola is honred with an invitation to sing at the Highest Call meeting–Mass and Benediction–on March 25, 2009, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Gaudete Sunday

The St. Cecilia Schola will sing for Gaudete Sunday this lovely setting of the Introit text by Richard Rice.

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Join us at the groundbreaking

The St. Cecilia Schola will be providing the music for the ground breaking ceremony with ArchBishop Rodi at the construction site of the new Chuch on College Ave., 4:00pm on Saturday, September 13, 2008. We have invited all singers in the area to come join us on two English Psalms as well as a hymn and perhaps others pieces. We will meet at the current parish on Magnolia at 2:30pm for a rehearsal and then go to the site to sing.

Contact us if you are interested or just show up!

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Openings in the Schola

The St. Cecilia Schola has openings in its bass, tenor, and alto sections. Write us if you are interested, or call 334.703.0884

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Byrd Cycle

This fall we will begin a cycle of motets by William Byrd, pieces based on Mass propers published in 1604. They were circulated privately given the politics of the time. They are all masterful, and fit perfectly with the voicing of the schola. Our first piece is Confirma hoc Deus.

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