Our music program focuses on three areas:  Church services, choir and cantor programs, and the Music At St. Anthony's organ fundraising program.  Church services, including funeral and wedding music, are provided by our organist, Thomas C. Sargent, Sr.  Weekend Masses are lead in song by a cantor.  The Sunday morning Mass at 8:30 is accompanied by the youth choir.  The adult choir sings each week for the 10:30 Mass on Sunday; both are directed by Mr. Sargent. Since 1912, the adult choir has prepared special programs for the major feast days. Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve is preceded by a 30 minute concert of traditional French and English carols. Easter Week is celebrated with special programs from Thursday through Sunday, including the vigil Mass on Easter Eve.

2009 Christmas Program
Venez, Divin Messie - Traditional
Advent Meditation - Liebergen
Take Comfort My People - Warner
Rejoice - Tom Fettke
Sing Now with Great Rejoicing - Bach
The Little Drummer Boy - K Davis, H Onorati, H Simeone
Il est né, le divin Enfant - Traditional
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
What Child Is This - Traditional
Puer Nobis
Minuit Chretien Adams Grey

O Come All Ye Faithful Traditional

Missa de Nativitate Domni Korman

Responsorial Psalm - Respond and Acclaim booklet or something else
Gospel Acclamation -- Respond and Acclaim booklet or something else


Sanctus & Benedictus

Christ Has Died - Respond and Acclaim booklet or something
Amen - Respond and Acclaim booklet or something

Agnus Dei

Le Sommeil du L'Enfant Jesus     Traditional
T'was Here Once was Born     Franck
Silent Night     Grüber

Noel Nouvelet     Traditional

Christmas Fanfare     Young
Joy to the World     Handel

Music At St. Anthony's is a program that began in 2006 as a collaboration with the Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  Richard Hill, past Dean of the chapter, coordinates the recitalists for four events each fall through spring.  The Spirit of St. Anthony Choir was formed in 2004 as a one concert effort to launch the organ renovation fund.  The "Spirit" in the group was so strong that the members were compelled to continue to sing together.  The choir originally had 50 singers from 4 local choruses, but has grown to a participant list of over 180 voices from 27 different area churches and choirs.  The choir meets twice a year, in December and May, under the direction of Cassandra Morgan. 

To join any of our special choirs, please e-mail the Concert Coordinator.

Gisele Pappas, Concert Coordinator
"We thank you for your generosity and your help to restore and preserve
Saint Anthony's historic 1912 Casavant Brothers pipe organ!

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