Dedicated to promoting Sacred Music, Polyphony, & Gregorian Chant in the Tampa, Florida, area.....................................................
'Only an artist who is profoundly steeped in the Sensus Ecclesiae can attempt to perceive and express in melody the truth of the Mystery that is celebrated in the Liturgy'.......... From the Chirograph of the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II for the Centenary of the Motu Proprio "Tra Le Sollecitudini" on Sacred Music, paragraph 12.
One of the many obstacles faced by Chant enthusiasts with the PTB (Powers That Be) is the perception that Gregorian Chant is elitist, and unintelligible by the peeps in the pews. Now, we, having shared said pews with said peeps, know that this is not the case, since the majority of those singing in chant scholas came from their ranks. I should know; I'm one of them. :)
Here's a little teaser from the article: “When you show up at Mass, would you rather hear a chanted version of a scriptural antiphon that speaks directly to the liturgical year and season and day – all the way down to the precise reason you're there that day – or do you want to hear 'Gather us in' again?”
In January of this year, the St. Lawrence Schola Cantorum was the guest schola for the EF Mass at Incarnation parish. This was prior to the formation of the Sacrificium Sanctum Schola, which currently sings at the High Mass on alternate weeks at Incarnation. Currently, the other two weeks are Low Mass. A Solemn High Mass is being planned, with the hopes of being celebrated before Pentecost!