June 16-22, 2008
The 18th Sacred Music Colloquium was the first one conducted as a seven-day event, and the first one held away from the Washington area, on the campus of Loyola University Chicago.
Scores for the music sung during the week are in the music book.
Tuesday, June 17
The week’s services began with Morning Prayer in the campus’ chapel, called “Madonna della Strada”:
As always on the first day of the Colloquium, the Mass was celebrated in English.
Wednesday, June 18
The annual Requiem Mass for departed members of the CMAA was offered on Wednesday, with plainchant propers:
(Member Rick Stuhler later combined the recording of the Byrd with the score in this demonstration video.)
Thursday, June 19
On this day, the celebration of Mass according to the old rite and its calendar made their first appearance at the Sacred Music Colloquium:
Friday, June 20
The morning’s Mass was offered as a votive Mass in English for the Holy Father Pope Benedict, with a Mass setting by Victoria:
In the evening a votive Vespers of the Holy Cross was celebrated with the choir under the direction of Dr. Mahrt:
Saturday, June 21
The Mass on Saturday morning was a votive Extraordinary Form Mass of Our Lady, with the Missa Vulnerasti cor meum by Morales:
A reading session for new compositions was held on Saturday afternoon:
Sunday, June 22
The Sunday Mass completing the week was an Ordinary Form Missa Cantata for the 12th Sunday of the year. The Mass setting by Monteverdi was conducted by Horst Buchholz: