Parish music profile - Pittsburgh Oratory of St. Philip Neri
  • I am the organist and schola director at the Pittsburgh Oratory of St. Philip Neri / Catholic Newman Center ( In use in the small chapel is the Worship II hymnal, and all the verses of the hymns are sung. The chapel seats 100, though that number is well exceeded at every Mass. I play for the 11 AM and 4 PM OF Sunday Masses. The congregation at the 11 AM Mass sings exceptionally well.

    A newly formed male Gregorian chant schola has been rehearsing since Sept. 16 and will be making its debut on Nov. 6 during the monthly First Friday Eucharist Adoration Vigil ( The chants being sung are Verbum Supernum, Panis Angelicus, Ave Verum Corpus, Ecce Panis Angelorum, Ave Maris Stella, Salve Regina, Virgo Dei Genitrix, and Adoro Te Devote.
  • What wonderful news! Being from PGH, I know the state of local church music and this is an amazing development.
    All the best of luck!
  • miacoyne
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    Wonderful! God bless you and all your hard work.