The Catholic Sacred Music Project will be hosting its second Choral Festival for Young Professional and Aspiring Church Musicians June 26-July 1 in collaboration with Sacra Liturgia at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California. Martin Baker, the distinguished British choral conductor, will be the festival conductor and lead the participants in singing Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli for an Ordinary Form Mass celebrated by Cardinal Pell as well as a concert of choral music of living Catholic composers. The daily program will include intensive rehearsals, communal meals, panel discussions on sacred music, as well as all of the Sacra Liturgia liturgies and addresses given by Cardinal Sarah, Cardinal Pell, Archbishop Cordileone, and Dr. Jennifer Donelson–Nowicka.
The Catholic Sacred Music Project was founded in 2021 to provide spiritual and musical formation for Catholic musicians in order to effect a widespread renewal of sacred music in the Church. Through intensive encounters with leading musical artists and performing masterworks from the treasury of the Church’s musical tradition, Catholic musicians are given the knowledge and skills they need to serve the Church more faithfully and to renew and develop its culture of sacred music.
All interested musicians are encouraged to apply though space is limited. Applications will be accepted until April 9 and evaluated no later than April 16. For more information, visit the CSMP website: https://www.sjbsacredmusic.org/