By LORRAINE THOMPSON
SAINT AUGUSTINE – The schedule for RSCM St. Augustine Day on Sept. 16 at St. Anastasia Catholic Church has been changed.
Instead of a concert at 6 p.m., the estimated 100 participants will sing the prelude and lead the music at the 4 p.m. Mass that day.
According to Peter Morin, music director at the church, “The blended choir will sing the prelude and lead the music at Mass, and in place of some of the regular hymns will sing the anthems we have prepared that day. There will be a choral postlude following the recessional hymn.”
RSCM St. Augustine Day, a day of music, food and fun, will include adult and youth singers from central and northeast Florida who will participate in a workshop which will be led by internationally acclaimed musician Andrew Walker.
The all-day event, sponsored by RSCM American affiliate member, St. Anastasia Catholic Church, begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes with their combined voices at 4 p.m. Mass.
RSCM’s focus is on uplifting the spiritual life of communities through high quality choral music. The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) America is the USA branch of the British based RSCM, an international ecumenical organization with more than 11,000 affiliates worldwide
“It is going to be a special festive choral Mass and I’m hoping the ecumenical choir will help bring together our various denominations,” said Morin.
The public is invited to the free event, regardless of church affiliation.
St. Anastasia Catholic Church is located on Anastasia Island at 5205 A1A South. Parking is free. Call 471-5364 for information.