CANTORES' NEW CD RELEASE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE:

GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA
MISSA BREVIS AND STABAT MATER

JACOBUS DE KERLE
MISSA REGINA CAELI

CANTORES IN ECCLESIA
BLAKE APPLEGATE

Cantores in Ecclesia's most recent release (pictured above) brings together settings of the Latin Mass by two Renaissance composers. They were exact contemporaries, and both were famous in their own lifetime, although posterity has treated them quite differently. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94) is still a familiar name to modern singers, while Jacobus de Kerle (1531-91) has been all but forgotten. These two men were both dedicated to composing music for the Catholic Church in an era when its musical foundations (and the foundations of its very existence) were in peril. This was a time of sweeping reforms, debated for twenty arduous years during the Council of Trent. The goal was to strip off the excesses and corruptions of past centuries, returning to an atmosphere of simplicity, austerity, and holiness. Needless to say, this had vast implications for what was sung and played in church. Kerle and Palestrina were two composers who found themselves at the center of the fray. (Except taken from the CD booklet music notes, written by Dr. Kerry McCarthy.)

To read David Stabler's December, 2013 review of Cantores' CD, which was featured as a selection for the Oregonian's "Top Gifts for Music Lovers: A&E Gift Guide of 2013," please click HERE.

CDs ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE AT:

cdbaby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/cantoresinecclesia

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/palestrina-missa-brevis-stabat/id776424068

Or by calling 503-295-2811. Copies can also be purchased at the receptions directly following the 7:30 P.M. Saturday Vigil Masses at St. Stephen's
.


Saturday, September 6 at 7:30 PM

SOLEMN LATIN MASS
HEBDOMADA XXIII
Lewkovitch Missa Brevis
Victoria O Sacrum Convivum
Gregorian Chant Proper

St. Stephen's Church
1112 SE 41st Ave
Fr. Edmond Bliven, Celebrant



Saturday, September 13 at 7:30 PM

SOLEMN LATIN MASS
HEBDOMADA XXIV
Monteverdi Missa a Quattro Voci
Purcell I was glad
Gregorian Chant Proper
St. Stephen's Church
1112 SE 41st Ave
Fr. Robert Palladino, Celebrant



Sunday, September 14 at 11 AM

DOMINICAN MISSA CANTATA
IN EXALTATIONE S. CRUCIS

HOLY ROSARY CHURCH
375 NE Clackamas St.



Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 PM

SOLEMN LATIN MASS
HEBDOMADA XXV
Langlais Missa in Simplicitate
Franck Panis angelicus
Gregorian Chant Proper

Sung by the Children’s Choir of Cantores in Ecclesia


St. Stephen's Church
1112 SE 41st Ave
Fr. Jon Buffington, Celebrant



Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 PM

SOLEMN LATIN MASS
HEBDOMADA XXVI
Victoria Missa Surge propera
Palestrina Super flumina
Gregorian Chant Proper

St. Stephen's Church
1112 SE 41st Ave
Fr. Robert Palladino, Celebrant