40-minute Interview with Fr. Guy Nicholls (Birmingham Oratory) on the Mass Propers

…is here. Fr. Guy Nicholls is the director of The Blessed John Henry Newman Institute for Liturgical Music. It is a new venture by the Fathers of the Birmingham Oratory in association with the Maryvale Institute under the joint patronage of Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham and James MacMillan, the celebrated Catholic Composer. [Read more...]

The Benedictines of Mary…

…debut at #1 on the Classical Billboard charts! Booyah! [Read more...]

Congratulations!

…to readers Lynn Carter and Lori Pieper, my randomly chosen winners for the “Angels and Saints at Ephesus” giveaway! [Read more...]

Want to win a copy of Angels and Saints at Ephesus

…the second album from the Benedictines of Mary? All you have to do is like this post and leave a comment about how excited you are for this album!  That puts you in the running. As a follow-up to their chart-topping first release with the Decca Label Group, The Benedictines of Mary unite their voices [Read More...]

Hey Music Lovers! Here’s a Chance to Support Good Art!

It is now less than one week until the release of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles‘- Angels and Saints at Ephesus album. Angels and Saints at Ephesus, is scheduled to release on May 7th. Nine-time International Grammy® winning producer Christopher Alder has produced the album.  Alder is considered the Number 1 Classical Music producer in [Read More...]

Hey Music Lovers!

Check thou this out! As you may be aware the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles are about to release their second album- Angels and Saints; set for release on May 7! The sisters’ second album, a year-round collection, will entertain and inspire, featuring 17 English and Latin pieces sung a cappella for the feasts of the holy [Read More...]

A friend sends along this prolife tune

from a friend of hers named Nick Mason: [Read more...]

They Might Be Giants

Because it’s my blog and I can: and furthermore: and plus: and also: and finally, in a cruel and earwormy way: [Read more...]

This Whispered “Post Me for Victor Lams”

April 1 and Easter Monday both being days for giddy hilarity–and reader Victor Lams really enjoying oddities like this, I offer the following: For those who, like me, are out of the loop on quirky music, this is, I am informed by my son, a specimen of “Chap Hop”. Why they don’t call it “chap [Read More...]

Help a Cool Music Project Get Off the Ground!

Here’s your chance at a work of mercy.  My friend Imelda Franklin Bogue is recording a series of musical meditations on the Rosary.  She is a very well-trained singer who does lovely work.  You can go here to throw some shekels into her Kickstarter account and help make it happen! [Read more...]


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