On Anniversary of Tsunami, the Vatican Remembers with Mozart


Three years after the earthquake and tsunami which afflicted Japan in 2011, Rome remembers with music. Organized with the support of the Japanese embassy to the Holy See, "Mozart's Requiem for Japan from the Vatican" will be held today in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls.  The Gioacchino Rossini Symphony Orchestra of Pesaro and the San Carlo choir, also from Pesaro, will perform Mozart's Requiem under maestro Daniele Agiman. The tsunami which flooded Japan's eastern coastal … [Read more...]

Little Girl’s Got the Spirit!

Toddler with choir

Oh, that we all could get into the mood when the choir sings, like this little girl!   As the Kyrgyzstani choir sings, the toddler feels the rhythm and  practices for her future career with the orchestra. … [Read more...]

Lenten Inspiration: The Angelic Voices of the Benedictine Sisters

Lent at Ephesus - cover

Lent is approaching; and if you're like me, you really do try during Lent to find more time for prayer, more opportunities for quiet reflection, more impetus to draw nearer to Christ. This year, I have an idea:  I've been listening to Lent at Ephesus, the third and most recent CD from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.  I had it in my car; but for me (at least this year), the driving-in-the-snow-and-potholes thing hasn't worked very well—the road noise has distracted from the … [Read more...]