Beautiful sacred music, led by the St. Gregory Music Guild is an important part of the worship experience at the mission. At Mass you will experience a mixture of traditional hymns as well as Gregorian Chant, normally accompanied by the sound of an organ and sometimes a violin. For special occasions the schola will sing Anglican Chant, Palistrina, and other pieces of the rich, historic sacred music tradition in the Catholic Church. During Christmas and Easter the schola uses the Missa de Angelis, a beautiful latin language setting that reminds us of our strong connection to the rest of the Church. Most hymns come from the 1982 Hymnal which comprises many of the most loved hymns in the English language.
The St. Gregory Music Guild is led by music director and cantor, Al Lamoureux who studied music at Rhode Island College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Al has been active musically in various choirs and scholas for the entirety of his adult life and brings to the mission a talent and gentle patience for working with musicians and singers who are dedicated to the sacred music tradition. Learn more about Al over at our Staff page.
Do you sing or play an instrument? Consider joining the St. Gregory Music Guild. Learn more.