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Episode 6 – Historical Techniques for Teaching Music to Children – with Charlie Weaver

On today’s episode, we’ll look at how choristers learned music in times past. Our guest is Charles Weaver. Charlie is on the faculty at the Juilliard School, where he teaches performance practice on plucked instruments. He has performed with Quicksilver, Piffaro, the...

Episode 5 – The Spirituality of Gregorian Chant – with Fr. Cassian Folsom, OSB

Our guest for episode 5 is Fr. Cassian Folsom, OSB, from the Benedictine Monastery in Norcia, Italy. We’ll be discussing with him how singing Gregorian chant forms the spiritual life of the monks through the daily prayer of the Divine Office and the Mass. We also...

Episode 4 – Introduction to Gregorian Chant – with Dr. William Mahrt

In our fourth episode, we are joined by Professor William Mahrt of Stanford University who gives an introduction to the history, music, liturgical role, and spiritual value of Gregorian chant. Dr. Mahrt is the president of the Church Music Association of America (the...

Episode 3 – The Role of Sacred Music in Catholic Education – with Charles Cole

Episode 3 – The Role of Sacred Music in Catholic Education – with Charles Cole We take an inside look at a British choir school, and discuss the role of sacred music in an authentically Catholic education. You’ve already heard just a bit of his work as a listener to...

Episode 2 – Beauty and Catholic Culture: a Story of Conversion – with Vida and Josh Hernandez

Episode 2 – Beauty and Catholic Culture: a Story of Conversion – with Vida and Josh Hernandez In our second episode, we look at the power of beauty to draw people to Christ and the Catholic faith. We interview two of Dr. Donelson’s dear friends who encountered the...

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Episode 1– An Archbishop’s Reflections on Sacred Music – with Archbishop Alexander K. Sample
Episode 2 – Beauty and Catholic Culture: a Story of Conversion – with Vida and Josh Hernandez
Episode 3 – The Role of Sacred Music in Catholic Education – with Charles Cole
Episode 4 – Introduction to Gregorian Chant – with Dr. William Mahrt
Episode 5 – The Spirituality of Gregorian Chant – with Fr. Cassian Folsom, OSB
Episode 6 – Historical Techniques for Teaching Music to Children – with Charlie Weaver
Episode 7 – The Role of Sacred Art in Evangelization and Church Patronage of Art – with Dr. Elizabeth Lev
Episode 8 – Evangelization and Catechesis through Music: South American Jesuit Missions and Working with Underserved Populations –  with Lisa Knutson
Episode 9 – Modern Sacred Music – with Kevin Allen
Episode 10 – Teaching Sacred Music in Nigeria – with Fr. Jude Orakwe
Episode 11 – Developing a Sacred Music Program: St. Vincent Ferrer, NYC – with James Wetzel
Episode 12 – The Participation of Little Children in the Sacred Liturgy – with Dr. Timothy O’Malley
Episode 13 – Seven Common Misconceptions about Sacred Music – with Peter and Jenny
Episode 14 – All about Saint Cecilia, Patroness of Musicians – with Gregory DiPippo
Episode 15 – The Spiritual Fruits of Singing the Mass for Both Priests and the Laity – with Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ