Mary Immaculate Choir (MIC) began over twenty years ago when a few families set out to teach their young children to sing Catholic hymns. Our modest hope was that we could learn hymns in four parts at least to sing on our own, maybe on family car trips.
Back then, we never imagined that we would eventually become heirs and custodians of the Church’s rich musical inheritance – prayerful, meditative Gregorian chant and exquisite, soul stirring sacred polyphony.
We never imagined that later we would be called upon to sing this music every Sunday, in its proper context, at the very Roman Mass it was written for.
We certainly never imagined that one day we would bring this music home to Rome, as missionaries!
In October, we have been invited to Rome, to accompany this rare treasure back to the place of its birth. Our visit is not a vacation. It is a Pilgrimage that even now involves much hard work and many sacrifices. We will have the honor of singing masses celebrated by priests of the Fraternity of St. Peter all week long in various churches. The crowning event will take place in the Basilica of St. Mary Major, to commemorate the 450th anniversary of Our Lady’s victory at Lepanto.
Much has changed about the Mary Immaculate Choir since it began. Our mission, however, has not changed. We set out to preserve and promote the rich patrimony of Catholic sacred music for our children. Now, we do it for our children’s children and for your children and their children. For what? Not for performance art but for the reason it was composed: To give honor and glory to God and to lift up the hearts of the faithful.
Would you like to be a part of our mission?
Please consider contributing any amount. In return, you will receive the benefit of our prayers and sacrifices and the knowledge that you have helped preserve and protect our musical inheritance.
We have never had a fundraiser before because we never imagined such a mission would come to us. But it seems that Providence has ordained it. A choir dedicated to Our Lady, in a basilica dedicated to Our Lady, will commemorate a victory won by Our Lady. Are you sensing a theme here?
At a time when our rich patrimony of sacred music has all but vanished, and the Latin Mass is in danger of becoming even more rare, we have confidence that Our Lady will again be victorious. She will do it as a mother does, in the hearts of her children, with beauty.
If you would like to be part of our mission to preserve our rich heritage of sacred music, click here to donate.
Or, register for the pilgrimage at Canterbury Pilgrimages.
Thanks and God reward you!
The Mary Immaculate Choir
Live samples of the Mary Immaculate Choir:
MIC was featured in our local newspaper, the Morning Call.
“Hence, We hope that this most noble art, which has been so greatly esteemed throughout the Church’s history and which today has been brought to real heights of holiness and beauty, will be developed and continually perfected and that on its own account it will happily work to bring the children of the Church to give due praise, expressed in worthy melodies and sweet harmonies, to the Triune God with stronger faith, more flourishing hope and more ardent charity.”
– Ven. Pope Pius XII, Musicae Sacrae