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November 22 Concert

November 22 Concert Spotlights 6 Archdiocesan Composers

By Sister Mary Jane Wagner, Music Ministry Director

Many people love St. Joseph Chapel and look forward to events that bring them back to this “Domus Dei,” this House of God. At “Gathering on Holy Ground,” on Tuesday, November 22, at 7:00 p.m., we will welcome the public, both old friends and new attendees, to a memorable evening.       

The talents of six published composers of music for the liturgy from the Milwaukee Archdiocese will be revealed through the beauty and diversity of their musical gifts. Father Charlie Conley, Jeffrey Honoré, Steven Janco, Brian McLinden, Father Roc O’Connor, and David Sanders are all members of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Musicians Association. Each composer has chosen a hymn or a Psalm setting of his creation to contribute to this concert.

Also included in this evening’s program are the commissioned works from the St. Joseph Chapel Centennial in 2017 with the Chapel Singers singing “This Holy Place;” leading the assembly, along with a brass quartet, in the hymn “St. Joseph, Jesus’ Guardian Strong;” “How Lovely is Your Dwelling Place;” and the organ work, “Toccata: I Believe in One God” based on Credo III.

Some of the composers will perform their own work. Brian McLinden has organized a vocal ensemble to enhance the psalms and hymns. Instrumentalists and cantors will add to the splendor of these inspiring and comforting sounds.

The concert is free, and a free will offering will be gratefully accepted.

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