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by organist
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: John Michael East
Replies: 12
Views: 2767

Re: John Michael East

RSCM has published the obituary in September Church Music Quarterly. :D
by organist
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: "Choirs"
Replies: 2
Views: 764

"Choirs"

I am fed up being told our school has a "choir" when they have a karoake group who sing to CDs of pop music. Maybe so many kids are singing from meory because nobody teaches them how to read music? Proper posture and breathing are not taught. They might as well be singing in a bar - they are not per...
by organist
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 87074

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Could not get to Mass in Bali. In Christchurch we attended the same church as before. Gather us in, Christ be our light, a singable local Mass setting using old words for Gloria! Creed is different too! The bishop preached well but he is unpopular as he wants to knock down the damaged historic cathe...
by organist
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New facebook Group
Replies: 14
Views: 2605

Re: New facebook Group

One person joined SSG as a result of the Facebook group. Maybe SSG needs a larger :D Facebook presence?
by organist
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Diocesan youth celebrations
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Diocesan youth celebrations

This is now the third year I have attended the annual KCSP Picnic and Praise at Aylesford for 1000 primary school children from Kent in a Catenian capacity. I may be wrong but I thought the Southwark committee had done good work on establishing a "diocesan" repertoire. The Southwark Catholic Youth s...
by organist
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: John Michael East
Replies: 12
Views: 2767

Re: John Michael East

The obituary has been sent to Catholic, music and broadsheets.So far only Music and liturgy and The Universe have indicated they will publish it. How famous do you have to be?? :(
by organist
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 18
Views: 4316

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

I was just thinking back to my grandson's first communion which was a happy occasion. The folk group did their best and people did sing! I think the school's approach is very important as we went to a thanksgiving Mass at the school which was lovely! My dear wife got asked to be be a special ministe...
by organist
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: John Michael East
Replies: 12
Views: 2767

Re: John Michael East

The funeral was indeed beautiful in its stark simplicity. Fr Tom has chosen appropriate readings and focused on the director of music in I Chronicles n his homily. There was a moving address by John's godson and he spoke of John's gentleness and his openness to ideas. A reception followed and the SS...
by organist
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: John Michael East
Replies: 12
Views: 2767

Re: John Michael East

The funeral details St Etheldreda's Ely Place Reception of the body Monday June 10 6 p.m. followed by Extraordinary rite Latin low Mass Funeral 10.30 a.m. Novus Ordo Tuesday June 11 no organ, 3 cantors Latin requiem plainchant, no flowers, donations to Hospice of St John and St Elizabeth. Reception ...
by organist
Wed May 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: John Michael East
Replies: 12
Views: 2767

Re: John Michael East

Very interesting about the CMA so it makes absolute sense for the SSG to celebrate John. He wasn't a recluse just rather a private person. He lectured on music at the University of Notre Dame, London and was much loved by colleagues and students alike. He kept in touch with convents. He chose Proms,...
by organist
Sun May 26, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: John Michael East
Replies: 12
Views: 2767

Re: John Michael East

I am preparing a leaflet about John for the funeral and for later distribution so contributions welcomed. JOHN MICHAEL EAST I met John through the CMA. He was doing the rounds of each diocese at the instigation of the Bishops’ Conference, to help with the transition from Latin to the vernacular… was...
by organist
Sun May 26, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Westminster Cathedral choir
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

Re: Westminster Cathedral choir

3 boys from Wales will have to leave which is very sad. The whole thing has been badly handled and now Colin Mawby and Terence Duffy have weighed in.
by organist
Sun May 26, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Readers
Replies: 2
Views: 809

Re: Readers

Dear VML, the parish where I attend daily Mass is in a neighbouring suburb so it is not the cathedral. I know both priests but I am not inclined to volunteer as it would mean getting there earlier! Traffic and parking can be tricky. I would not mind if the reader and server gave notice of their abse...
by organist
Sun May 26, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 2406

Re: Wedding tourism

I have not played for a wedding for years and the last one I did was for a friend of my daughter. Funerals Yes and the trend to CDs continues. :(