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David Nease is Presented with 2017 Cecelia Roy Kenny Award


The 2017 CMG Festival Liturgy, Awards and Reception took place on Thursday, June 1st at St. Philip's Church in Cheektowaga. Audrey Shafer was our host. Father John Mack presided at the liturgy. Patrick Barrett and his choir from Fourteen Holy Helpers Church provided the music.

Honorees included young organist Matthew Caputy for the Msgr. Kawalec Organ Scholarship and Sister Judith Kubicki for 50 Years of Service. David Nease was honored with the Cecelia Roy Kenny Award.


May 2017

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       CMG Calendar



Date and Time



Sun., Sep. 24, 2017

3:00 pm

CMG Member's Recital

Our Lady of Pompeii Church

Lancaster, NY

Sun., Oct. 8, 2017

3:00 pm

CMG Member's Recital

Alumni Chapel

Niagara University

Fri., Nov. 3/4, 2017

CMG Convocation


The 2017 CMG Convocation will be held on November 3 & 4 at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora. The presenter will be Rev. Ricky Manalo, CSP, Ph.D., a Paulist priest and a liturgical composer.

Christ the King Seminary

East Aurora, NY

Fri., Nov. 3, 2017


Father Ricky Manalo in Concert

St. John Vianney Church

Orchard Park, NY

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

6:00 pm

CMG Annual Dinner


Tue., Feb. 6, 2018

7:00 pm

CMG Workshop


Choral Workshop with presenter Adam Luebke. Co-sponsored with Buffalo Chapter, American Guild of Organists. Topic: Singing in Style: Empowering Versatile Musicians

St. John XXIII Church

West Seneca

Sun., Mar. 11, 2018


CMG Adult Choral Festival


With Frank Scinta, conductor

St. Louis Church

Downtown Buffalo

Mon., May 7, 2018

7:00 pm


Msgr. Kawalec Organ Scholarship Auditions


St. Benedict Church

Eggertsville, NY

Thu., May 17, 2018

7:00 pm

CMG Festival Liturgy, Awards and Reception


CMG closing mass with annual meeting and presentation of awards.

St. John Gualbert Church



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