The Auckland Latin Mass Chaplaincy Choir gathered a group of talented musicians from the chaplaincy to bring greater glory to God with our voices. As a Traditional Catholic Choir, the focus of the choir is primary 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
The choir carrying on the sacred liturgical traditions of the church with the singing of Gregorian chants as well as sacred polyphonies 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.Motu Proprio – Pope Pius X
The choir practices weekly on Thursday evening after 7pm Mass at St Anne’s Church Hall and extra practices may be called if the choir is preparing for a Solemn Feast or events.
The choir sing in the 9am Sung Mass in St Paul’s College Chapel every Sunday as well as First Friday Mass in Otahuhu and on selected Solemn Feasts throughout the year.
Younglings of the parish are more than welcome to come to sit with the choir and sing along with the choir during the Kyriale and hymns.
If you are interested in joining the chaplaincy choir or would like the choir to sing at a wedding or funeral (Traditional Latin Mass only), contact Fr. Sumich or Choir Master Peter Yung, [email protected].
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.
BSc(Hons), BTh, GradDipTchg