A Chapter of the National
Association of Pastoral Musicians
Welcome to the Buffalo
Chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians website. We are known
as the Church Musicians' Guild in the Diocese of Buffalo. The Guild fosters the
art of musical liturgy, and its members serve the Catholic Church as musicians,
clergy, liturgists, and other leaders of prayer. Welcome to our community of
Guild to Host Diocesan Choral Festival
Musicians Guild of Buffalo will present a Choral Festival Concert on Sunday,
March 11th at 5:00 pm in St. Louis Church, 35 Edward Street (at Main) in
downtown Buffalo. The program is free and open to all.
The concert will
feature individual performances by the St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum and
the choirs of All Saints, St. Benedict, St. Katharine Drexel, and St. Louis
Churches, as well as St. Joseph Cathedral. All choral participants will join
for a finale performance of works by Christiansen, Praetorius, Bach, and
Mary Weimer and Heather Lovelace are co-chairs of this event.
Please join us for a lovely afternoon of great choral music!
Fr. Ricky Manalo Inspires Guild Members at 2017 Convocation
2017 CMG Convocation was held on November 3 & 4 at Christ the King
Seminary in East Aurora. The featured presenter was Rev. Ricky Manalo, CSP,
Ph.D., a Paulist priest and a liturgical composer.
Fr. Manalo spoke on the topics: "Bearing Gifts Among Us: International
Ministers and Parish Life Today" and "Come to the Feast: Nourishing the
Assembly, Nourishing our Souls". Included in the Convocation were breakout
sessions for choir, cantor, piano and guitar. Friday evening featured a
beautiful concert by Fr. Ricky with the Our Lady of Hope Youth Choir under
the direction of Jennifer Serniuk.
See more pictures of the event on our Convocation
March 11, 2018
St. Louis Church
35 Edward Street (at Main)
See A Message from the Diocesan Director of Music
on the Resources page.
Check out the latest essay by Chapter Director Bill Fay on our
Check out our Resources page
for links to music samples, church documents, music publishers, liturgy
planners and more!
Our Music Programs page
will offer samples of various music programs around our diocese that members
may use as an aid in planning their own programs. Check out the latest
posting from the 2014 Chrism Mass at St. Joseph's Cathedral.
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