Thursday, January 28, 2010

Upcoming Event at the Oratory

FROM Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri:
Friday, January 29th — Feast of St. Francis de Sales, 6:30pm Solemn High Mass — parton of our Oratory, and patron of journalists.

Bishop of Geneva, Doctor of the Universal Church. Born at Thorens, in the Duchy of Savoy, 21 August, 1567; died at Lyons, 28 December, 1622.

After the Solemn High Mass we will have a reception for all those who are in the journalistic profession in the "fleur de lys" room of the rectory.

The choir of St. Francis de Sales will be singing "Missa Cunctipotens Genitor Deus". This was written by Mr. Kevin Allen of Chicago.

We are much honored to host Mr. Allen at the Oratory on January 29th.

Mr. Allen's works, sacred and secular, have been performed in churches and concert halls throughout Europe and the United States of America. In Chicago, Mr. Allen is the founding director of the Collins Consort, American Composer's Project, the Schola Immaculata, and a co-founder of the Musicam Sacram Choir of Chicago. He is also the choirmaster of the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Chicago.

Mr. Allen and our very own Mr. Nick Botkins, Director of Sacred Music and Master of the Choirs here at the Oratory featured on KFUO-FM, Classic 99 on the morning of Friday January 29th at around 11:20am.

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