St. Augustine Latin Mass Choir
“Qui bene cantat bis orat” - (Who sings well, prays twice)
Choir to sing the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Mass celebrated according to the 1962 Missal,
Sundays at 3:30 p.m., St. Mary Cathedral, Austin
Missa cantata (or sung Mass) is celebrated the first Sunday of every month and major feast days. The choir prepares Gregorian chant propers as well as chanted Mass ordinaries according to the Vatican schedule of seasonal Mass chants.
Latin plainchant hymns and sacred polyphony accompany these Masses as well as the Missa privata (spoken Mass) on all other Sundays.
Currently consists of about a dozen singers representing a range of vocal experience and musicianship skills. We welcome anyone who has a love of the Latin Mass and a desire to serve through music. We are fortunate to be served by Dr. Brooks Whitmore, Cathedral organist, who also directs the St. Augustine Youth Choir.
Every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. before Mass
Wednesday preceding the first Sunday of the month, 7:30-9 p.m.
As needed to prepare for special feasts
Rehearsals are held at St. Mary Cathedral
We sing from chant notation on the 4-line staff as well as conventional notation. Much of our music is found in The Parish Book of Chant
which, in addition to Latin hymns and chant Masses, contains the Latin/English text for the entire Mass in both Ordinary and Extraordinary Form, a tutorial on Latin pronunciation, and also a guide to singing chant notation. This small and modestly-priced book can be ordered or downloaded for free at musicasacra.com
, and is also available in the Cathedral Ave Maria gift shop
Contact and Links
Barbara Manson, M.M., Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Brooks Whitmore, Organist & Youth Choir Director: email@example.com
Our website provides updates on repertoire and special events:
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