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Upcoming Choral Masses and Special Liturgies

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In the Fall of 2018, Blessed Sacrament Parish embarked on a liturgical journey with the introduction of a series of Choral Masses celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Click here to check out our past Choral Masses.

On First Sundays as well as most Feasts and Solemnities, our Schola Cantorum will resound the liturgical works of such lauded composers as Hans Leo Hassler, Joseph and Michael Haydn, Antonio Lotti, Claudio Monteverdi, Amadeus Mozart, Giovanni Palestrina, and Tomás Luis de Victoria - all in the acoustics of our historic Sanctuary. 

Our Schola Cantorum will frequently be accompanied by the accomplished members of our resident Baroque Orchestra and Sackbut Ensemble on period instruments.  

The musical tradition of the Universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value,
greater even than that of any other art!
— — Sacrosanctum Concilium
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CHORAL MASS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019
ROSARY SUNDAY FESTIVAL
5:45 PM MASS

To celebrate the Feast of the Our Lady of the Rosary, Blessed Sacrament’s Schola Cantorum and Sackbut Ensemble will present Monteverdi’s Missa in F Major, and motets by Monteverdi.

CHORAL MASS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019
5:30 PM AND 7:30 PM MASSES

To celebrate All Saints’ Day, Blessed Sacrament’s Schola Cantorum and Sackbut Ensemble will present Victoria’s Missa O Quam Gloriosum, and motets by Allegri and Palestrina.

CHORAL MASS
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019
5:45 PM MASS

November’s Choral Mass will feature Blessed Sacrament’s Schola Cantorum, Soloists, and Baroque Orchestra, presenting Michael Haydn’s Missa Sanctus Gabrielis, and motets by Michael Haydn.

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CHORAL MASS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019
5:45 PM MASS

To celebrate the First Sunday of Advent, the Blessed Sacrament Schola Cantorum and Sackbut Ensemble will present Victoria’s Missa Alma Redemptoris Mater and motets by Palestrina.

CHORAL MASS
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2019
5:30 PM AND 7:30 PM MASSES

To celebrate The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Blessed Sacrament Schola Cantorum and Sackbut Ensemble will present Hassler’s Missa Super Dixit Maria and motets by Hassler. 

CHORAL MASS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2019
5:45 PM MASS 

To celebrate Rorate Sunday (the 4th Sunday in Advent) the Blessed Sacrament Schola Cantorum and Sackbut Ensemble will present Michael Haydn’s Missa Quadragesimalis and motets by Guerrero and Morales.

 


CHORAL MASS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2019
MIDNIGHT MASS (12:00 AM)

To celebrate the Nativity of the Lord the Blessed Sacrament Jerome Ensemble, Schola Cantorum, and Sackbut Ensemble will present Victoria’s Missa “O Magnum Mysterium,” and motets by Gabrieli, Sweelinck, and Victoria.

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Past Choral MAsses

CHORAL MASS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2019
5:45 PM MASS

To celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, the Blessed Sacrament Schola Cantorum, Soloists, and Baroque Orchestra presented Dalitz’s Missa Tribus Vocibus, Charpentier’s Epiphany Cantata, and motets by Allegri and Palestrina.


CHORAL MASS
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019
5:30PM MASS

To celebrate the Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas), the Blessed Sacrament Schola Cantorum, Sackbut Ensemble, and Baroque Orchestra presented Victoria’s Missa in C Major, and motets by Eccard, Gabrieli, Lassus, and Sweelinck.

CHORAL MASS
SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2019
5:45 PM MASS

The March Choral Mass featured the Blessed Sacrament Schola Cantorum and Baroque Orchestra offering the Missa Brevis in G Major by Roman Catholic composer Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809). 

CHORAL MASS
SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2019
5:45 PM MASS

April's Choral Mass featured Blessed Sacrament’s Schola Cantorum, Soloists, and Sackbut Ensemble presenting Lotti's Missa in D Minor and motets by Byrd and Palestrina.

CHORAL MASS
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019
7:30 PM MASS 

To celebrate Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday,) the Blessed Sacrament Women’s Schola and Sackbut Ensemble presented Gabrieli’s Missa in F Major and motets by Isaac and Lassus.


CHORAL MASS
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019
11:00 AM MASS 

To celebrate Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, Blessed Sacrament’s Chancel Choir, Soloists, and Chamber Orchestra presented Michael Haydn’s Missa in C Major and Mozart’s Te Deum, and motets by Haydn and Mozart

CHORAL MASS
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019
5:45 PM MASS

May's Choral Mass featured Blessed Sacrament’s Schola Cantorum and Sackbut Ensemble presenting Palestrina's Missa Pape Marcelli, with motets by Croce and Hassler.

CHORAL MASS
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019
5:45 PM MASS

June’s Choral Mass featured Blessed Sacrament’s Schola Cantorum and Sackbut Ensemble presenting Hassler’s Missa Secunda Toni, and motets by Hans Leo Hassler and Samuel Webbe.

Master of the Venetian "polychoral" style, organist and composer Hans Leo Hassler has penned many of our Church's most renowned and memorable Mass Settings and sublime Motets for the Liturgy.  

 CHORAL MASS
SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2019
5:45 PM MASS

July’s Choral Mass will feature Blessed Sacrament’s Schola Cantorum and Sackbut Ensemble, presenting Croce’s Missa Prima Sexti Toni, and motets by Croce, Lassus and Palestrina.

CHORAL MASS
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019
5:30 PM AND 7:30 PM MASSES

To celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Blessed Sacrament’s Schola Cantorum and Sackbut Ensemble will present Palestrina’s Missa Assumpta Est Maria, and motets by Monteverdi and Gibbons.

CHORAL MASS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019
5:45 PM MASS

September’s Choral Mass will feature Blessed Sacrament’s Schola Cantorum, Soloists, and Baroque Orchestra presenting Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C Major KV 258 (Spaur Mass), with motets by Salieri, Beethoven and M. Haydn.