• Performances and Events Spring 2015

    • Saturday, February 28, 6:00
      Mass and Concert, St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling, WV
      The Schola Cantorum Franciscana, under the direction of Prof. Nicholas Will, will sing the 6:00 radio-broadcast Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral; a concert of French choral and organ works will follow immediately. Works by Marcel Dupré, Louis Vierne, Josquin des Pres, Guillaume Bouzignac, Francis Poulenc, Léo Delibes, Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, and François Couperin.
    • Passion Sunday, March 22, 4:00
      Mass in the Extraordinary Form, Christ the King Chapel
      Sung by the Schola Cantorum Franciscana. Gregorian Propers, Mass XVII, and dramatic motets depicting the Passion by Guillaume Bouzignac.
    • Saturday, March 28, 7:00
      Chatham Baroque, Gentile Gallery
      Pittsburgh’s premiere Baroque ensemble will present a program of French and Italian instrumental works and will be joined by the Schola Cantorum Franciscana and Sacred Music student soloists in a performance of Marc’ Antoine Charpentier’s The Denial of St. Peter. Sponsored by the Franciscan University Fine Arts Society.
    • Spy Wednesday, April 1, 7:00
      Tenebrae, Christ the King Chapel
      The Schola Cantorum Franciscana will lead this traditional hour of the Divine Office for Holy Week, featuring Gregorian chant and works by Francis Poulenc.
    • April 9-12
      Sacred Music Program Degree Recital Festival, various locations
      The final schedule is being worked out, but Jessica can give more details as we move closer.
    • Friday, April 17, 7:00
      Franciscan University Chorale Spring Concert, Christ the King Chapel
      The Franciscan University Chorale, under the direction of Prof. George Melhorn, will present a concert featuring the works of John Rutter accompanied by Prof. Nicholas Will and organ students in the Sacred Music Program. The Schola Cantorum Franciscana will also perform works by Louis Vierne, Francis Poulenc, and others.
    • Sunday, April 19, 4:00
      Mass in the Extraordinary Form, Christ the King Chapel
      Mass for the Second Sunday after Easter sung by the Schola Cantorum Franciscana. Gregorian Propers, Louis Vierne’s monumental Messe Solennelle, Olivier Messiaen’s O Sacrum Convivium, and organ works based on the Gregorian Propers by Charles Tournemire. (This is the Schola’s premiere offering for the semester, and I would like to make a big deal out of it. The music will reflect what an Easter liturgy may have looked like in Paris around the year 1930).
    • Sunday, April 26, 11:00
      Mass in the Extraordinary Form, Queen of Peace Church, Patton Pennsylvania
      A repeat of much of the repertoire sung at the April 19 Mass, including the Vierne Messe Solennelle.
    • Sunday, May 3, 5:00
      Andrew Barnick Senior Organ Recital, St. Peter Church, Steubenville