Dr. Thomas Fielding, organist and director of music at St. Augustine Cathedral in Kalamazoo, will be performing tonight at the Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Lewiston, Maine, to help dedicate a new console for that beautiful church’s impressive Casavant. For those unable to attend the event, here is a recent conposition of Dr. Fielding’s, his Versets on the Veni Creator:
A concert of Italian Sacred Music sung by Scherzo will be taking place at St James’s Church, Spanish Place, London on Friday 8 May at 7.30pm. The concert, which includes Rossini’s Petit Messe Solennelle, is in aid of the Parish of St Martin de Porres in Tema, Ghana, to enable the community to build a new church. The choir’s director, Matthew O’Keeffe (a very able musician and former chorister of mine!) visited the parish for a month and taught the choir Latin, Chant and Byrd. He described it as “an eye-opening experience, particularly in terms of the universal power of the traditional music of the Church”. There is a Facebook event page here. Please support the concert if you can!