|This photo only looks like it came from a copy of Life magazine ca. 1955. The magic of filters!|
Every year, the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale sings the full Requiem Mass of Mozart on All Souls’ Day at the famous church of St Agnes. (I normally put photos in order, but this shot from the choir loft, with the score in the foreground, is, I think, particularly well done, and deserves to be highlighted.)
Vespers of the Dead, with alternate verses of the psalms and Magnificat in faux-bourdon settings by Viadana and Palestrina, by Cantus Magnus, conducted by Matthew Schellhorn. (Courtesy of Dr Joseph Shaw of the Latin Mass Society, from his blog LMS Chairman.)
Pontifical Mass Requiem Mass celebrated by His Excellency Bishop Robert Morlino, for all of the deceased clergy of the diocese of Madison. (Note the bishop’s and priest’s biretta on the catafalque!)
|Altar decorated with relics for veneration bu the faithful on All Saints’ Day|
This is a recreation of the very first chapel built in one of the first Catholic colonial settlements in Maryland. The choir sang Victoria’s six-part Missa pro defunctis.