Saint Rita Fine Arts

Saint Rita Fine Arts takes place at Saint Rita Catholic Church, Dallas, TX. The series creates an artistic component for the parish that encompasses liturgical, concert, and community events, both sacred and secular.

For donations to Saint Rita Fine Arts

https://stritacc.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities/St.RitaFineArtsProgram

Operating as usual

05/13/2020

Corpus Christi Watershed

My most recent post for CCWatershed.

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY one of the masterpieces of the Renaissance!

https://www.ccwatershed.org/2020/05/13/josquins-ave-maria-virgo-serena-the-most-famous-piece-of-1502/

04/01/2020

Lord, For Thy Tender Mercy's Sake | Hilton/Farrant

#WeAreStRita

03/26/2020

Agnus Dei (Mass in A) | Claudio Casciolini

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSrouiELpCs

Hope everyone is doing well and remaining in good health. Here's a little *mercy* for us - miserere nobis.

#WeAreStRita Members of the St. Rita Choir, Alfred Calabrese, conductor Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you ...

03/23/2020

Lord, Make Me To Know | William Byrd

Byrd, without a doubt, is my favorite Renaissance composer. Here's a little gem for these trying times.

#WeAreStRita Members of the St. Rita Choir, Alfred Calabrese, conductor This beautiful little anthem from around 1612 is a transcription of Byrd's instrument...

03/20/2020

Thou Knowest, Lord | Henry Purcell

Members of the St. Rita Choir, Alfred Calabrese, conductor #WeAreStRita In this Lent, when we are separated from our liturgies, we bring you a bit of the bea...

02/18/2020

ONLY 5 DAYS UNTIL THE RECITAL BY OLIVIER LATRY!
Here is a portion of his program (check back later for more works to be performed).
WIDOR - Allegro, from Symphony #6
FRANCK - Andante in B-major
VIERNE - Andante and Final from Symphony #1

Sunday, February 23, 7:30pm, St. Rita Catholic Church, 12521 Inwood Rd. Dallas, TX. No charge for Admission!

[01/17/20]   Music for the 2nd Sunday in OT, 10:45, ST. RITA, DALLAS
Entrance - The Spirit of God (Deiss)
Introit - Omnis terra (Bartlett, SEP)
Kyrie - Missa Sancta Maria Magdalena - Willan
Gloria - A New Mass for Congregations - Andrews
Psalm - Calabrese
Alleluia - Alstott
Offertory (Proper text) Jubilate Deo in C - Britten
Acclamations - Compilation Mass
Communion Proper - Laetabimur, Bartlett, SEP
Anthem - God Be in My Head - Rutter
Hymn - O Food of Exiles Lowly (INNSBRUCK)
Retiring Hymn - Christ is the World's Light (CHRISTE SANCTORUM)

01/14/2020

Calling All Youth! The choirs of St. Rita and the St. Rita Choral Academy are accepting new members through the end of January. Grades K-8 are welcome. Join now and be part of the extremely cool and fun Pueri Cantores Festival in Houston, March 28, at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. To join a choir, contact Al Calabrese at [email protected].

01/13/2020

Olivier Latry Final improvisation of the Sunday Mass - Notre Dame de Paris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmlW_cdG88s

February 23rd, 7:30pm is your chance to hear this amazing artist for FREE at St. Rita Catholic Church, Dallas. Seating is limited - come early!

www.kulturbanat.eu Olivier Latry is one of the official partners of the Kultur Banat New Organ Project for Romania. The goal of the project is to put a brand...

07/29/2019

Here's an example of what the choirs of the ST. RITA CHORAL ACADEMY can do! REGISTRATION is on August 24th!! JOIN US.

https://soundcloud.com/alfred-calabrese/adam-lay-ybounden-warlock

04/17/2019

A sublime and prayerful way to begin this most Holy of Weeks. 8pm this evening. Do come. www.stritaparish.net

01/29/2019

Spiritual. Heroic. Romantic. Cervantes, Don Quixote, Strauss. Come and enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk54kAxf5Kw

Who is the REAL Man of La Mancha? Come find out on Monday, February 4th at 7:30pm as Mount Vernon Music performs Don Quixote. This colorful description in chamber music of the Spanish knight is a 45 minute delight for the senses. Our friends from Mount Vernon Music will enthrall you with the stories of Don Quixote, presented by St. Rita Fine Arts.

05/10/2018

Handel composed the complete Messiah in only 24 days. That's a lot of notes! Come and hear them on May 19th!

02/06/2018

OUR SECOND in the series, COMMONS CONCERTS AT ONE returns, featuring the fantastic soloists from the Saint Rita Choir and a one-per-part orchestra.
UPCOMING: February 21 - Cantata 82, "Ich habe genug."
A mid-day refreshment for the heart and soul!

10/18/2017

A full Requiem Mass for the souls of all the departed of Saint Rita Parish on November 2 at 7:00 pm. Music from the Fauré Requiem. Please come and help pray these souls into heaven.

10/10/2017

Less than two days before we inaugurate our new series, "Commons Concerts at One." This is the first page of 30 minutes of Bach genius!! See you on Wednesday!

10/05/2017

A NEW SERIES of Bach Cantatas begins Wednesday, October 11th featuring the fantastic soloists from the Saint Rita Choir and a one-per-part orchestra. UPCOMING: February 21 - Cantata 82; April 18 - Cantata 4. "A mid-day refreshment for the heart and soul!"

Join us on October 11 at 1pm for "Commons Concerts at One".
Doors open at 12:30 pm - bring a sack lunch and enjoy a performance by soprano Sarah Joblin and the Saint Rita Chamber Orchestra, Alfred Calabrese, conducting.

10/05/2017

Join us on October 11 at 1pm for "Commons Concerts at One".
Doors open at 12:30 pm - bring a sack lunch and enjoy a performance by soprano Sarah Joblin and the Saint Rita Chamber Orchestra, Alfred Calabrese, conducting.

09/30/2017

Dancing Under the Stars is TONIGHT at 7pm!!! Dance floor is being installed. Can't wait! BELONG!!

05/21/2016

Our final session is in progress... Father Josh Whitfield explores the questions: What is the purpose of sacred music in an urban parish in a secular world? How does the cultivation of a truly sacred music, which itself is virtuous, participate in the creation of a community of virtue?

05/21/2016

Session 6 of "High Above the Stars" is on right now! Dr. Kathryn Rombs asks if Saint Rita of Cascia a saint for our times.... How is her life relevant to our modern world? Dr. Rombs discusses Rita as mother, religious, and saint, and as a guide for families in our complicated and troubled world.

05/20/2016

Join us in the church as Saint Rita Fine Arts presents Stefen Engels, Organ Recital at 4:15 pm!!

05/20/2016

Session 5 of High Above the Stars: THE WAY OF BEAUTY: LITURGY, MUSIC, CULTURE

There is hardly a person who when he looks at God’s creation – the cosmos – isn’t full of awe and wonder at its beauty. For the ancient Greeks the assumption was that when we apprehend such beauty, we grasp its inner order, which can be described mathematically. They were so sure of this connection that the word cosmos meant simultaneously world, order and beauty. This idea was brought into Christian thinking by Fathers such as Augustine and Boethius and this numerical description of beauty became the principle that governed all of Christian culture. In this talk, David Clayton demonstrates how the cosmos, and the culture (especially art, music and architecture) are all connected by the same numerical patterns. And how all of them point to what Benedict XVI described as the ‘mind of the Creator’ and are reflected also in the patterns of sacred time as we live it in our worship in the sacred liturgy of the Church.

05/20/2016

In Session 3: Very Reverend Fr. Michael DiGregorio answers the question, who is Saint Rita of Cascia?

05/19/2016

In Session 2: An Epic Poem Comes to Life, composer Frank La Rocca and librettist Matthew Lickona discuss the creation of our ground-breaking commissioned work, A Rose in Winter: The Life of Saint Rita of Cascia.

05/19/2016

Composer, librettist, conductor together for the first time. High Above the Stars.

05/19/2016

Congratulations to our Fine Arts committee and our parish staff and facilities department - here we go!!!

Dr. Ron Rombs delivering Session 1: Art and Beauty in Catholic Life

The life of Saint Rita of Cascia was truly a beautiful life. Dr. Rombs looks at the life of the saint and applies her travails and triumphs to our present day, touching on themes of beauty, truth, art, music and liturgy.

05/19/2016

Dr. Ron Rombs delivering Session 1: Art and Beauty in Catholic Life

The life of Saint Rita of Cascia was truly a beautiful life. Dr. Rombs looks at the life of the saint and applies her travails and triumphs to our present day, touching on themes of beauty, truth, art, music and liturgy.

saintritaconference.com 05/19/2016

Saint Rita Conference – High Above the Stars: Sainthood, Beauty, and Catholic Artistic Expression

Our conference "High Above the Stars" has just begun, and we are excited to see so many new faces here at Saint Rita! We still have limited space available, and we are offering discounted one day rates if you are unable to attend the entire conference. To register, please contact Mindy Hatzmann at [email protected] and check out the full schedule at saintritaconference.com

saintritaconference.com High Above the Stars: Sainthood, Beauty, and Catholic Artistic Expression

[04/26/16]   ALFRED CALABRESE asks: "HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY KNOW ABOUT SAINT RITA OF CASCIA?"

DO YOU KNOW what bees and roses have to do with her amazing life? Did you know that she was rejected three times by the Augustinian nuns, or that she suffered with the painful stigmata of Christ on her forehead? Do you know why she is called “peacemaker” and “saint of impossible causes?”

HER ENTIRE, incredible story will be told to you on SATURDAY, MAY 21st, when we hear the world premiere of “A Rose in Winter,” a musical composition written especially for all of us. This piece is for choir, large orchestra, and soloists. World-class singers from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Santa Fe Opera, and other distinguished professional organizations will be here to perform in this concert. The best part is, admission to this concert is FREE.

Being part of the world premiere of anything is special enough, but THERE'S STILL MORE!!!

THURSDAY, MAY 19 is the beginning of a three-day conference called “High Above the Stars: Sainthood, Beauty, and Catholic Artistic Expression.” We will have distinguished speakers from around the country, including a priest who is the former director of the National Shrine of St. Rita in Philadelphia; a nationally acclaimed writer, artist, and teacher from California; one of the world’s greatest organists; professors from the University of Dallas; and our own Fr. Joshua Whitfield. You can even have the chance to meet the composer of our new musical piece, Frank La Rocca.

REGISTRATION for this conference is at an amazingly low cost for St. Rita parishioners, and is FREE to St. Rita Fine Arts donors. The price goes up AFTER MAY 1!

Go to www.saintritaconference.com to register. Don’t miss the chance to be part of one of Dallas’ major cultural events of the year, and an historical event in the life of our parish.

aleteia.org 04/04/2016

New Oratorio Honoring St. Rita of Cascia to Premier in May

PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE READING ABOUT THIS!!

We're honoring the amazing St. Rita of Cascia. People all over the world are reading about us! Registration is still open.

http://aleteia.org/2016/04/04/new-oratorio-honoring-st-rita-of-cascia-to-premier-in-may/

aleteia.org In July 2013 composer Frank La Rocca received an e-mail from his friend Alfred Calabrese. It was a request for an oratorio — a large musical composition — on the life of St. Rita of Cascia, the pat…

03/29/2016

This ad we've prepared will appear in Texas Catholic and other media next week. Please join us this May as we host our Conference and World Premiere!

03/22/2016

A Rose in Winter - an Oratorio on the life of St. Rita

MORE BIG PRESS on our world premiere and three-day conference. Will you be coming to Dallas this May?

Nice preview of the oratorio included in this interview published today.

03/22/2016

A Rose in Winter - an Oratorio on the life of St. Rita

Check out the latest on "A Rose in Winter"

Nice preview of the oratorio included in this interview published today.

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12521 Inwood Rd
Dallas, TX
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