A SOLEMN REQUIEM MASS will be celebrated on Thursday, October 9, at 7:30 PM in Holy Rosary Church, 375 NE Clackamas Street, in Portland. This Mass will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of Cynthia Rampone. Cynthia was a most loyal friend and generous benefactor of Cantores in Ecclesia for many years.At a very early age it became clear that Cynthia had a profound love of music. She began piano lessons at age 6, and it soon became obvious that she had great musical talent. She continued her music education until she received a master’s degree from Sherwood Music School in Chicago. She moved to Portland in the early 1950s, where she taught piano at Lewis and Clark College. She was organist at Westminster Presbyterian Church, St. John Fisher Catholic Church, St. Clare Catholic Church and Holy Rosary Church. She was accompanist for the Portland Symphonic Choir and the Portland Chamber Orchestra for many years. She was also a member of the Dukson Trio and the Eroica Ensemble. She studied piano with Karl Schnabel and organ with John Hamilton and Douglas Butler.

Fr. Robert Palladino, as he did for Cynthia’s funeral at Holy Rosary Church in 2004, will celebrate Mass on the 9th of October. Cantores in Ecclesia, accompanied by organist Hannah Brewer and conducted by Blake Applegate, will sing Maurice Duruflé’s magnificent Requiem, Op. 9, which was also sung at Cynthia’s funeral in 2004. We hope that many friends of Cynthia Rampone will be free to attend this service. Since her death, she has been greatly missed. We all remember her exceptional joy for life, her generosity and her kindness. For more information about this Mass, please contact Dean Applegate at 971.227.8740.


CANTORES' NEW CD RELEASE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE:

GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA
MISSA BREVIS AND STABAT MATER

JACOBUS DE KERLE
MISSA REGINA CAELI

CANTORES IN ECCLESIA
BLAKE APPLEGATE

Cantores in Ecclesia's most recent release (pictured above) brings together settings of the Latin Mass by two Renaissance composers. They were exact contemporaries, and both were famous in their own lifetime, although posterity has treated them quite differently. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94) is still a familiar name to modern singers, while Jacobus de Kerle (1531-91) has been all but forgotten. These two men were both dedicated to composing music for the Catholic Church in an era when its musical foundations (and the foundations of its very existence) were in peril. This was a time of sweeping reforms, debated for twenty arduous years during the Council of Trent. The goal was to strip off the excesses and corruptions of past centuries, returning to an atmosphere of simplicity, austerity, and holiness. Needless to say, this had vast implications for what was sung and played in church. Kerle and Palestrina were two composers who found themselves at the center of the fray. (Except taken from the CD booklet music notes, written by Dr. Kerry McCarthy.)

To read David Stabler's December, 2013 review of Cantores' CD, which was featured as a selection for the Oregonian's "Top Gifts for Music Lovers: A&E Gift Guide of 2013," please click HERE.

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Or by calling 503-295-2811. Copies can also be purchased at the receptions directly following the 7:30 P.M. Saturday Vigil Masses at St. Stephen's
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Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 P.M.

SOLEMN LATIN MASS
REQUIEM MASS For Cynthia Rampone
On the 10th Anniversary of her death

Maurice Durufle Requiem, Op. 9

HOLY ROSARY CHURCH
375 NE Clackamas St.
Fr. Robert Palladino, Celebrant



Saturday, October 11 at 7:30 PM

SOLEMN LATIN MASS
HEBDOMADA XXVIII
Kerle Missa Regina Caeli
Wesley Si iniquitates
Gregorian Chant Proper

St. Stephen's Church
1112 SE 41st Ave
Fr. Robert Palladino, Celebrant



Sunday, October 12 at 11 AM

DOMINICAN RITE MISSA CANTATA
FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Victoria Missa O quam Gloriosum
Parsons Ave Maria
Gregorian Chant Proper

HOLY ROSARY CHURCH
1112 SE 41st Ave
Fr. Vincent Kelber, Celebrant



Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 PM

SOLEMN LATIN MASS
HEBDOMADA XXIX
Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli
Rheinberger Meditabor
Josquin Tu solus qui facis mirabilia Gregorian Chant Proper

St. Stephen's Church
1112 SE 41st Ave
Fr. Robert Palladino, Celebrant



Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 PM

SOLEMN LATIN MASS
HEBDOMADA XXX
Kitson Mass in D Minor
Fauré Ave verum corpus
Gregorian Chant Proper

Sung by the Children’s Choir of Cantores in Ecclesia

St. Stephen's Church
1112 SE 41st Ave
Fr. Jon Buffington, Celebrant