Internationally acclaimed conductor Maestro Manfred Honeck (Music Director, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) was the final speaker of the 2015-16 Art of the Beautiful series, sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Catholic Artists Society. In his very entertaining and informative presentation, Maestro Honeck addressed Faith in Music, delving into passages from Mozart and Bruckner’s works. (Photo by Felix Broede)
The Catholic Artists Society celebrated another milestone with the annual Mass for Artists. Held on the Feast of Corpus Christi at the charming Our Lady of Pompeii Church in the West Village, the Solemn Mass included a Eucharistic procession around Fr. Demo Square. The musical setting of the Mass Ordinary was the stunning Missa sopra l’aria della Monica by Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643). And of course there was much camaraderie at the reception following. Special thanks to the pastor of Our Lady of Pompeii, Fr. Walter Tonelotto for welcoming us, and to the sacred ministers: Fr. Michael Barone (Celebrant and homilist), Fr. Seán M. Connolly (Deacon), and Fr. Matthew MacDonald (Sub-deacon). We look forward to more Catholic Artists Society events after the summer break!
Please join us for our annual Mass for Artists on May 26, the Feast of Corpus Christi! This year we will sponsor a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Our Lady of Pompeii Church in the West Village.
We pray for all artists, that their hearts might be cleansed and their minds enlightened by the inpouring of the Holy Spirit. We make reparation for the sacrileges, blasphemies, and profanations committed by artists, and we humbly ask our Lord’s pardon and declare our readiness to atone. And we pray for our Holy Mother Church, that it may please God to grant her peace, to guard, unite and guide her throughout the world, so that she may shine freely the light of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth.
All are welcome!
Save the Date: The Catholic Artists Society’s annual societal Mass for artists, patrons and friends of the arts will be offered on the evening of the Feast of Corpus Christi, Thursday, May 26th at Our Lady of Pompeii in the West Village, New York City. Solemn Mass with a polyphonic setting will be followed by a procession and a reception. Details will be announced soon.
This year’s Art of the Beautiful series concludes Tuesday, April 5th, at 7 PM, with conductor Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Born in Austria, Mr. Honeck has worked to great acclaim with the world’s leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris and Accademia di Santa Cecilia Rome. In the United States, Honeck has conducted the New York Philharmonic (with whom he is appearing next week), The Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra.
His talk is entitled “Faith in Music.” A reception and sung Compline will follow. See you there!