Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kent Tritle and the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Organist and choirmaster Kent Tritle is profiled in the Wall Street Journal today. He directs the music at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, New York, and you can see the wonderful parish choral lineup here.

At the parish website, Kent himself writes the following:
Here at St. Ignatius we take these ideals seriously. There are no “four hymn masses” here because we believe that the first priority of music in worship is to support the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist, namely in singing most of the Mass Ordinary (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei) and more importantly the central acclamations surrounding the reading of the Word of God and the consecration of the Eucharist.