On February 8, 2015 we presented a workshop on funeral music led by Nancy Paolini and Michael Zorner. Pieces from OCP, GIA and WLP were presented. The music selected for the event was outside the “mainstream” funeral selections (On Eagle’s Wings, Be Not Afraid, etc.) in hopes to give musicians so new ideas for planning funeral liturgies.
On Oct. 26th musicians from around the diocese gathered to learn new music from OCP. Gerard Chuisano, Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Luke’s in Toms River, led us through 90 minutes of singing. Music ranged from traditional to contemporary and included pieces for children’s choirs, women’s voices, and full SATB choir. We also sang through Jerry’s new mass setting, Mass of St. Luke.