Dear Friends,

Reflecting back on another year, I find myself filled with gratitude. Thanks to faithful supporters like you, Cantores in Ecclesia has been able to continue providing music for the liturgy. Both the adult and children's choirs sing several times each month for the Dominican Rite liturgies at Holy Rosary Church. On December 8th, the women and children will sing Jean Langlais' Missa in Simplicitate and Gabriel Fauré's Ave Maria for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The Choir will also sing for Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve (preceded by a choral concert at 11:30pm), on Christmas morning at 11 am, and on New Year’s Day at 10 am.

In addition to liturgical services, the choir presents annual concerts for Advent and Palm Sunday. This year, we mark the beginning of Advent with a concert titled, Ave Maria: Music in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Sunday, December 3rd at 7:30 pm at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church; tickets are available online at adventconcert.brownpapertickets.com or at the door and a reception will follow. We hope you can join us. In the new year, we have our annual Palm Sunday concert scheduled for March 25th, as well as a very special concert in store during the month of May that will feature Francis Poulenc’s brilliant Messe en sol majeur (Mass in G major) and Maurice Duruflé's enduring Requiem performed with chamber orchestra. If you wish to be on the mailing list for this and other events, or receive newsletters and updates by e-mail, please sign up at cantoresinecclesia.org.

Cantores in Ecclesia depends upon your generosity, now more than ever. When making out your Christmas gift list or considering end-of-year charitable giving, please remember the work of the choir. For those whose employers have programs that match employee contributions, please let them know that Cantores in Ecclesia, Ltd is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax deductible. Donations can now be made online as well as by mail.

On behalf of the choir and board members, thank you for your loyalty and continued friendship. We wish you and your loved ones a blessed Advent, a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year in 2018.


Blake Applegate, director


A CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR CANTORES IN ECCLESIA?

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Cantores in Ecclesia
P.O. Box 2783
Portland, OR 97208-2783

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OUR BEST WISHES FOR A BLESSED HOLIDAY SEASON!
 

upcoming
Sunday, December 24

At 11:30 PM


IN NATIVITATE DOMINI
BLESSING OF THE CRIB
AND CAROL CONCERT

At 12:00 Midnight


SOLEMN LATIN MASS
AD MISSAM IN NOCTE

Schubert Mass in G
Gregorian Chant Proper &
Traditional Carols

Holy Rosary Church
N.E. 3rd & Clackamas Street


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Monday, December 25 at 11 AM

DOMINICAN MISSA CANTATA
AD MISSAM IN DIE

Polyphonic Proper from Byrd's Gradualia
Traditional Carols

Holy Rosary Church
N.E. 3rd & Clackamas Street


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Monday, January 1 at 10 AM

MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
Tomás Luis de Victoria Missa ‘O magnum mysterium’

Holy Rosary Church
N.E. 3rd & Clackamas Street