Monday, September 24, 2012

Our Communion Chant for Saturday, September 29th,,, practice, please

Friday, September 14, 2012

The playlist for working on the 175th:

If you'd like a copy that you can paste in your book that doesn't require as much page are welcome to use the downloadable mini-PBOC pages I created and posted HERE:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The 2012-2013 Choir Season Basics

Basic information you need to know right now:

Rehearsals are from 6:15-7:30 on Thursday Evenings.

We are singing our first Mass on September 16th at Thalia Mara Hall with the Diocesan 175th Celebration.

There will be one trip, TBA.

We NEED to recruit if we are to have a choir this year, so please help.

There WILL be a retreat, but not overnight.

There WILL be good music to learn and offer to God.

You may give your friends my cell phone number.  If you do not have it, email me and ask me for it.

Mrs. Carleigh

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Junior Youth Choir Banquet

As usual, the Youth Choir did the decorating and serving and helped pay for the Junior Youth Choir banquet. It is always a privilege to serve. We had fun, gave out medals and certificates, drank enormous amounts of coffee punch and managed to get the whole thing cleaned up by 7:30 PM. GO YOUTH CHOIR! Here is the slideshow of candids (I had to use my phone so the pics are not as nifty as they would have been with an actual camera, but you still get a feel for the evening):

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL JUNIORS, and we look forward to seeing some of you sixth graders in the Youth Choir next year!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

What is right and good and Proper...

It's been quiet around here lately.  I guess going on hiatus does that to you, but I have to say, it's been nice just directing a choir and not constantly recording, editing, uploading, and maintaining various forms of media.  I decided to break my silence for this, though.  We went to Yazoo City this morning to St. Mary's Catholic Church and Fr. Lincoln graciously allowed us to sing many beautiful things to support the Palm Sunday Mass.  We sang In Monte Oliveti (Martini) again, like we love to do, and O Sacred Head, but we were also able to sing pieces of the Mass VIII Ordinary (Sanctus, Agnus) which I especially appreciated.

I'd like to acknowledge the SPLENDID job that James G. did as "bat psalmist".  His robe was blowing behind him because of the vent on the floor and he looked quite romance-novel coverish with his robe flowing in the breeze.

I would also like to take this opportunity to  thank the members of the Una Voce Mississippi Schola Cantorum who joined us for this lovely Mass.

In addition to the Ordinary, Fr. Lincoln let us sing the Offertory in it's original Gregorian Chant form---Offertorium for Dominca II Passionis, the Improperium exspectavit cor meum.  It is a beautiful piece of chant, and we did our very very best to bring it to new ears.  The good people of Yazoo City were genuinely grateful for our work, and that makes me so happy.

Here is the Offertorium, sung in its proper place on this Palm Sunday in Mississippi (Claire S.  and Suzanne R. and myself were the singers) Please forgive the video from behind, we did not have much space to work with up there in the loft to film from...

UPDATE---Guess what guys?  We were on point this year....look at what they did in ROME (post seen at the fantastic CHANT CAFE blog):

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Parts Recordings for Ave Verum Corpus

These are the parts recordings for Ave Verum Corpus.

Listen and Learn please.  Just a reminder...all four are here, in this have to hit the forward arrow with a line on it to advance to the next video.  They are in the order Bass, Tenor, Alto, Soprano.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Beginning Gregorian Chant Workshop

(Chant nerds especially welcome)

Beginning Gregorian Chant Workshop

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
$15 to cover materials (Lunch included)
Nice, homemade "Mrs. Carleigh" food for lunch---Lasagna, Garlic bread, Salad, desserts (provided by Una Voce Mississippi), you know---the usual fare.
For information, and to register, please call (601) 665-2230

TOPICS INCLUDE:  How to pronounce Latin, basic solfeggio (hum the Sound of Music do-re-mi song to yourself for a little, then imagine that it's actually USEFUL), square notes explained (part one), and then we will play with some fun examples of REALLY beautiful Gregorian chant.

NOTE:  If you can't make this one, and really really want to start on the road to becoming a certified chant nerd, there will be another opportunity in a couple of months.  

ALSO, if you want to come to Salt Lake City (My family will be driving), the CMAA (Church Music Association of America) will host it's amazing  week-long sacred music Colloquium in late June/early July.  Information about the Colloquium can be found at

Sunday, February 19, 2012

For Corpus Christi: Two Things

Thing one:  Please go "like" this from YOUR facebook account---

Thing two:  Start LISTENING to this piece of music and try to follow along on YOUR line.  We'll be singing it at Mass on Corpus Christi.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Things Are Different

Choir members should tool around the schedule and Calendar for important different information as needed.
-the mgmt.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

ACDA 2012 Full Recordings


In the meantime, you should listen to these until you can hum along independently with them without music.