Auckland Latin Mass Chaplaincy Choir
Sing ye to the Lord and bless His name: shew forth His salvation from day to day.Psalm 95:2-3
Declare His glory among the Gentiles: His wonders among all people.
The Auckland Latin Mass Chaplaincy Choir gathered a group of talented musicians (both men and women) from the chaplaincy to bring greater glory to God with our voices. As a Catholic choir for the Traditional Latin Mass, the focus of the choir is primarily on the singing of Gregorian chants during the Sacred Liturgy. As His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI wrote,
In the West, in the form of Gregorian chant, the inherited tradition of psalm-singing was developed to a new sublimity and purity, which set a permanent standard for sacred music, music for the liturgy of the Church.The Spirit of Liturgy – Pope Benedict XVI
On top of Gregorian Chant, our Sacred Music Program carries on the sacred liturgical traditions of sacred polyphonies from classical Catholic composers such as William Byrd, Palestrina and Victoria to more modern Catholic composers such as Rev. Carlos Rossini (USA) , Kevin Allen (USA) and Ronan Rielly (Australia) during the Holy Mass.
Sacred music, being a complementary part of the solemn liturgy, participates in the general scope of the liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful. It contributes to the decorum and the splendour of the ecclesiastical ceremonies, and since its principal office is to clothe with suitable melody the liturgical text proposed for the understanding of the faithful, its proper aim is to add greater efficacy to the text, in order that through it the faithful may be the more easily moved to devotion and better disposed for the reception of the fruits of grace belonging to the celebration of the most holy mysteries.Tra Le Sollecitudini – Pope St. Pius X
The choir practices weekly on Thursday night and extra practices may be called if the choir is preparing for a Solemn Feast or events.
The choir sings in the 9 am Sung Mass in St. Paul’s College Chapel every Sunday and on selected Solemn Feasts throughout the year.
To promote the Sacred Music traditions of the Church to our next generation, during the Sunday Sung Mass, younglings of the Chaplaincy are more than welcome to come to sit with the choir and sing along with the choir during the Kyriale and hymns.
Being in a church choir is both a privilege and a calling from the almighty God. If you are interested in joining the chaplaincy choir please fill in this form.
If you would like the choir to sing in your upcoming wedding (Traditional Roman Rite only) or would like to have the choir sing at a funeral (Traditional Roman Rite only). Please email [email protected].
* Subject to choir availability.
May our voices be united with the choir of angels in heaven and all the saints, give glory to God who reigneth forever and ever.
On the left of the logo is the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter
On the right, the white background represents the purity of voices from the choir. On the top, we have the Southern Cross constellation, replacing the stars with the cross of Christ. At the bottom, we have the harp of David representing our voices united with those who come before us.
Our Motto is the response during the Preface Dialogue Dignum et justum est, translated to “it is right and just”.
To foster the music culture within the Latin Mass Chaplaincy, the choir also established number of different music groups. Please let us know if you are interested in joining.
We are now registered as a charitable trust – Auckland Latin Mass Choir Trust (CC60759) –.
Please contact Tofa if you would like to make a one-off donation or regular donations towards the choir development fund.
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Church Documents on Sacred Music
Tra Le Sollecitudini – Instruction on Sacred Music
St. Pope Pius X
This Motu Proprio promulgated by Pope Pius X on November 22, 1903, outline the principles of Sacred Music with explanations and practices.
Mediator Dei – On the Sacred Liturgy
Pope Pius XII
Pope Pius XII published this Encyclical on Sacred Liturgy on November 20, 1947, which was the foundation document upon which Sacrosanctum Concilium was based on.
Musicæ Sacræ – On Sacred Music
Pope Pius XII
This Encyclical on Sacred Music was published by Pope Pius XII on December 25, 1955. Continue the work of St. Pius X on the principles of Sacred Music.
Sacrosanctum Concilium – The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
Second Vatican Council
This Vatican II document represented the mind of the council fathers in regard to the Sacred Liturgy.