International Liturgical Composers to Headline Concert

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:24

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WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 5
WHERE: Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 958 E. Tuscola, Frankenmuth

FRANKENMUTH — Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Frankenmuth is bringing together composers David Haas, Marty Haugen and Rev. Michael Joncas in a celebration of the artists’ contemporary liturgical music. The music of these highly-regarded and award-winning composers is known worldwide and their compositions are used regularly in the liturgical and worship services of many denominations.

“We are proud and excited to bring this concert to our diocese,” said Director of Music and Liturgy at Blessed Trinity, Alissa Hetzner. “Each of these composers will perform their own music, sing together and encourage audience participation. All are welcome to attend this memorable and musical event the entire family will enjoy.”

Haas, Haugen and Father Joncas’ most well known and recognized compositions include Blest Are They, You Are Mine, We Are Called, Shepherd Me O God, Gather Us In, and On Eagles’ Wings. The last time the three performed together in the Diocese of Saginaw was more than 25 years ago.

Haas, a native of Bridgeport, Mich., is a Grammy award winner and is highly regarded as one of the preeminent liturgical music composers in the English-speaking world. He has produced more than 45 collections of original music.

Haugen is a contributor to both Roman Catholic and Protestant hymnals and Mass settings around the world.

Father Joncas is a Catholic priest, liturgical theologian and composer of contemporary Catholic music.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at a discounted price by calling the parish at (989) 652-8397, or at the door beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the evening of the concert. All proceeds will benefit Music Ministry Alive!, an annual summer institute based in St. Paul Minn., founded by Haas, that empowers young people to serve as liturgical music leaders in their churches.





    Haas, Haugen and Father Joncas pictured in 1984.  

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