25 August 2010

We're pleased to announce...

...the formation of a new Schola, under the direction of Dr. Robert M. Finster.  Musica Sacra San Antonio will be in residence at Our Lady of the Atonement, and will provide the finest music of the Church's patrimony in the context of Solemn Evensong.  This will take place on several Sunday afternoons throughout the year.  A full schedule will be announced, but the Inaugural Solemn Evensong will take place on Sunday, October 3rd, at 4:00 p.m.  See the details below.




MUSICA SACRA SAN ANTONIO

SCHOLA IN RESIDENCE AT
OUR LADY OF THE ATONEMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH.

DR. ROBERT M. FINSTER, MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Musica Sacra San Antonio is a new select choral ensemble dedicated to the study and preparation of fine arts liturgical music which will be offered at Sunday Solemn Evensong (Vespers) at Our Lady of the Atonement Church in northwest San Antonio. The Schola’s repertoire will be from Anglican, Latin, and Russian Orthodox musical sources.

Our Lady of the Atonement Church is the founding parish for the Anglican Use Liturgy within the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, one of several parishes in the United States which was established under the terms of the Pastoral Provision granted by Pope John Paul II in 1980.

Dr. Robert Finster is a specialist in music from the Orthodox, Catholic, and Anglican church traditions, and is widely known to San Antonio choral music audiences as the founder and artistic director of Texas Bach Choir from 1976-1990 and as parish musician at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Alamo Heights and at Our Lady of the Atonement Church. For eighteen years he was then active in the Chicago area as organist and choirmaster for St. Mark’s Church in Evanston and as a principal conductor for Ars Musica Chicago, an early music ensemble. He was director of music and taught liturgical music at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston and was an adjunct music faculty member at Northwestern and DePaul Universities and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

INAUGURAL SOLEMN EVENSONG

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010, 4:00 PM

Musical Program

LITURGICAL CHORAL MUSIC BY
CHARLES V. STANFORD, GEORGE DYSON,
AND SERGEI RACHMANINOFF

Reception Following

OUR LADY OF THE ATONEMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fr. Christopher G. Phillips, Pastor
Edmund G. Murray, Organist and Choirmaster

15415 Red Robin Road, San Antonio, Texas 78255
Exit Loop 1604 West at Babcock Dr., Stay on access road half mile, right on Red Robin Rd.

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