January 2-6, 2017
The 2017 Winter Sacred Music program was held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Birmingham, Alabama, with choral directors Nick Botkins and Scott Turkington and organist Bruce Ludwick. Music for the program is in the program book.
Wednesday, January 4
Dr. Mahrt’s talk on the ordering of the liturgical year was unfortunately not recorded, but we have his handout from the session, which illustrates the topic.
The first Mass of the week, for the Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, was sung by the cathedral choir:
In the evening, the ensemble Highland Consort presented an all-Byrd program:
Thursday, January 5
Mass for the Memorial of St. John Neumann:
Friday, January 6
This day is the observance of Epiphany in the traditional Roman calendar, so the Mass in the Extraordinary Form followed the propers for the feast. The Mass ordinary was Victoria’s Missa O quam gloriosum: