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
CMG Workshop on Choral Singing to be Presented February 6
A Choral Workshop featuring presenter
Adam Luebke will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at 7 PM. at St. John XXII
Church in West Seneca. Co-sponsored with the Buffalo Chapter of the American
Guild of Organists, the topic of the workshop will be "Singing in Style:
Empowering Versatile Musicians."
Diocesan Choral Festival Planned
Plans are underway for a wonderful
afternoon of choral music under the direction of Frank Scinta. Please save
the date of Sunday, March 11 for the rehearsal and concert at Saint Louis
Church. The program will be a combination of individual choir performances
with a finale of music for all singers. Mary Weimer and Heather Lovelace are
co-chairs of this event.
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
with Adam Luebke
February 6, 2018
St. John XXIII Church
1 Arcade Street
West Seneca, NY
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.
Now you can find us on Facebook!