So YOU want to sing Schubert’s Ave Maria …. correctly?

When I was a little kid, the organist at my parents’ church played the same songs every Sunday as the processional and recessional hymns: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty  Holy God, we praise thy name OR Holy, Holy, Holy Being a little kid, I thought that was how it was supposed to be, and when thereContinue reading “So YOU want to sing Schubert’s Ave Maria …. correctly?”

Leo Cornelius Nestor, 1948-2019

Leo Nestor was my choral director in Washington DC at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for one year a long time ago. He was brilliant. I made my national cable TV debut (EWTN, but hey, it’s still national) singing Barber’s “Crucifixion” from the Hermit Songs on Good Friday. The onlyContinue reading “Leo Cornelius Nestor, 1948-2019”

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