SMC Liturgical Choir Tour

Saint Michael's College Liturgical Choir and Ensemble to sing in Troy, Albany and Loudonville, N.Y., January 31, February 1 and February 2

On their annual winter tour, 35 members of the Saint Michael's College Liturgical Ensemble and Singers will offer music for Catholic Mass at two Catholic high schools and two churches as they visit Troy, Albany and Loudonville, New York. 

The group will be joined by musical director Jerome Monachino '91, Associate Director of Edmundite Campus Ministry for Liturgical Ministry, who directs 11 instrumentalist and 24 singers. The Saint Michael's musicians will also be accompanied on their trip by the Rev. Brian J. Cummings, SSE '86, Director of Edmundite Campus Ministry at Saint Michael's College. Father Cummings will say Mass at the four locations. 

Schedule of Masses: 
Friday, January 31, 2014
9 a.m. Mass at Central Catholic High School, 625 Seventh Ave. Troy, NY
1:45 p.m. Mass at Christian Brothers Academy, 12 Airline Drive, Albany, NY

Saturday, February 1, 2014
4 p.m. Mass at Mater Christi Church, 40 Hopewell St. Albany, NY

Sunday, February 2, 2014
9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Masses at Christ Our Light Church, 1 Maria Dr. Loudonville, NY
A Saint Michael's alumnus, Deacon Dick Thiesen '68, is the Parish Life Director there. 

The Program: 
The program to be performed by the Saint Michael's Musical group at all Masses includes
several freshly composed tunes by director Monachino, who beyond his duties with the 
choir is an accomplished jazz performer, composer and performing artist. 

Entrance: Come Lord Jesus (Monachino), a new composition this year
Psalm 24: Who is the King of Glory? (Monachino), a new composition this year
Song for the Presentation of the Gifts: The Lord is my Shepherd (Monachino) 
Communion: Taste and See (Moore)
Recessional: Let the Fire Fall (Misulia)

The Saint Michael's Liturgical Choir and Ensemble performs in its own eclectic and popular musical style, using a combination of African, Brazillian, and American Swing flavors to compliment traditional hymn singing. Guided by their mission of inspiring sung prayer, they perform with great enthusiasm. The group was one of the select few choirs invited to perform for Pope John Paul II at World Youth Day in Denver, CO, in 1993.

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