The Schola Cantorum (Choir)
The 1975 GIRM (General Instruction of the Roman Missal) emphasizes the privileged place of Gregorian chant in the liturgy. Liturgiam Authenticam of March 28, 2001 from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, No. 28 states “. . . Consideration should also be given to including in the vernacular editions at least some texts in the Latin language, especially those from the priceless treasury of Gregorian chant, which the Church recognizes as proper to the Roman Liturgy, and with all other things being equal, is to be given pride of place in liturgical celebrations.
The Schola is comprised of either two or more cantors and/or a group of singers making up what has been known as a choir.
The Schola sings at all Masses and events, such as the Taize Services. Singers in addition to multiple cantors are asked to join in high feast liturgies such as Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost,
If you are interested in joining this Schola, please contact Dennis Dupuis or James. You may call Mr. Dupuis at 503 706-2795 or contact him at his email address - firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s often quoted “one who sings, prays twice.” In singing chant, I would venture to say that “one who sings chant, prays many times over.”