David Conte Performances – Fall 2018/Winter 2019

Sunday, October 14th, 2018, 7PM “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” Joshua Trio:  Emil Miland, cello; Meredith Clark, harp; Ann Moss, soprano Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco http://www.annmosssoprano.com/calendar/2018/10/14/the-joshua-trio   Thursday, October 18th, 2018, 7:30PM “In Praise of Music” San Francisco Girls’ Chorus; Valerie Sainte-Agathe, conductor Herbst Theatre, San Francisco https://www.sfgirlschorus.org/performances/anamericaninspiration   Saturday, November 10th,… Read More David Conte Performances – Fall 2018/Winter 2019

Responsorial Psalm Singing with the Five Graces Psalter, Part 2

Guest post by Kelly Dobbs-Mickus The new volume of Responsorial Psalms for the 3-year Lectionary by Luke Mayernik is receiving rave reviews from customers as an excellent resource for psalmody. This second post continues to explore the practice of responsorial psalm singing in the context of Roman Catholic liturgy using The Five Graces Psalter for… Read More Responsorial Psalm Singing with the Five Graces Psalter, Part 2

Featuring Allen Shawn

We’ve been noticing some great videos of Allen Shawn’s work lately, and thought it was about time we did a featured post on the composer, pianist, educator, and author! Read on to learn a bit about Shawn, and definitely check out the videos below to hear his work, listen to an interview, and watch a… Read More Featuring Allen Shawn

Getting Ready for NPM

We’re looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones at the upcoming National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) conference in Baltimore in just a few short weeks! From July 9-13, MorningStar & E. C. Schirmer will have a booth at the event, and partner with NPM to present several sessions that are great… Read More Getting Ready for NPM

Everyone Sang: Extended Notes

We’re so thrilled to release David Conte’s 2-disc vocal album Everyone Sang, on the Arsis label, a project which has been several years in the making. A modest booklet is included in the physical copy (and viewable here), and we wanted to share extended performer information, program notes, and texts, below. Performers [In order of… Read More Everyone Sang: Extended Notes

Invitation: St. Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology and the Arts

Guest post by Mark Stover, Conference Coordinator and Lisa Brown, Conference Administrator. The St. Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology and the Arts offers professional development, spiritual nourishment and networking opportunities for persons engaged in congregational ministry. The conference is offered in partnership with MorningStarMusic Publishers. Are you in need of spiritual refreshment? Do you want… Read More Invitation: St. Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology and the Arts