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Power Point and the singing assembly.

Posted on October 29, 2012 with 0 comments
I am here to tell you:  I love it. 
I love the overhead projection at Our Lady of Peace of all the lyrics to the songs as well as the words to the revised prayers which are still a stumbling block to many Catholics.  Whatever esthetic reservations I had about a cantor operating a slide show with a handheld remote have vanished in the face of such obvious advantages.  Let me count the ways:
1.  We can include any song for community use whether or not it is found in our "print media" hymnal. 
In the last month, I've used "Who Will Speak?" by Marty Haugen with its stirring social justice implications.  I have used a new Word Music offering "Yes, Lord, Yes." and the congregation was treated to "Jesus on the Mainline."  All of these would be unthinkable without Power Point.  (To some traditional Catholics, they are unthinkable anyway.  But may I add that Gregorian chant, almost completely absent from our official publications, can find new life [...]
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Who's the boss?  Maybe it's the Congregation. 

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Join the Discussion

Posted on July 10, 2012 with 0 comments

I want to know what you are doing this Sunday.  And next Sunday and the Sunday after that.  See our Blog for insights into how we arrive at our choices and, maybe, you'll become part of that process. 

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The Secret of Shantigarh

Posted on September 13, 2010 with 0 comments

Shantigarh's success in performance of liturgical music is partly luck and partly the result of good choices.  We'll share these "secrets" to success in our Blog.

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Eliza's Recommendations

Posted on August 4, 2010 with 0 comments

From our New York Correspondent...

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