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The Many Faces of Mary – A Choral Journey

For those of you that are interested in great choral music be sure to check out the Arvo Part work.
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Themes & Variations by Musician & Producer Kelly Galbraith

Eve and Mary by Sr. Grace Remington, O.C.S.O

Having grown up a Baptist I was not one of one of those little girls that went to bed with prayer cards of the Virgin Mary on my night table and a rosary around my lampshade. My first paying gigs were as organist at United and Anglican churches so there were no icons of the BVM anywhere. When I was a first year music student at Mount Allison University,  I had an opportunity to conduct Pergolesi’s ‘Stabat Mater‘ (which is featured later in this post). That was the beginning of my love affair with choral music and a fascination with the symbolism and beautiful music written in Mary’s honour.

Studio del Magnificat in canto gregoriano, Schola gregoriana Mediolanensis   

tumblr_mf93vmXE1V1qa2fuyo1_500 Most little girls who have been involved in Sunday School Pagents long to be the child that plays Mary by putting on the blue terry cloth robe and clutching a baby Jesus doll.  I…

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About Not The Church Lady

I am a church musician who has been involved in God's business for over 40 years. I have been employed by various denominations and have many clergy as friends. This is my story, and these are their stories. All are true but the names in these posts have been changed.

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