58th Anniverary of the St. Ann Choir September 26th

Sunday September 26 will be the fifty-eighth Anniversary of the St. Ann Choir,
which sings a Latin ordinary form “Gregorian Mass” at noon every
week at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 751 Waverly St., Palo Alto, CA 94301.
Father Mark Doherty, rector of St. Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park,
will be the celebrant on September 26.

The St. Ann choir started singing on the last Sunday in September of 1963,
and they have–almost miraculously–managed to keep chant and sacred polyphony alive
in the way it should be performed as part of divine liturgies,
throughout the time when the Church's traditional sacred music was virtually banned.
Every Sunday the St. Ann Choir and the congregation sing the ordinary
chants of the Mass, and the choir also sings the proper chants for the day of the
Church year–in addition to polyphonic motets from great Renaissance composers,
with organ preludes and postludes.

For special feasts, the choir also sings polyphonic Mass settings from Renaissance composers for the ordinary,
along with chanted propers for the feast.

All are welcome to the Mass on September 26 or any of the other scheduled Masses
with the unique musical enrichment provided by the choir's accompaniment.