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St. Ann Choir celebrates 50 years of singing ageless music

Original post made on Oct 4, 2013

Formed in 1963 and renowned for singing historical Gregorian chants and other polyphonic music that predates the eighth and ninth centuries, Palo Alto's St. Ann Choir is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Sunday, Oct. 6.

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Comments

Posted by Retired Teacher, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 4, 2013 at 7:05 am

The St. Ann's Choir does a beautiful job! Congratulations to them! I'm not Roman Catholic, but I really enjoy attended St. Thomas Aquinas occasionally to hear the music, and also going to the early music concerts in Memorial Church.

Just a quick clarification: Gregorian chant is not polyphonic. Polyphonic music in the church became widely used well after the 8th and 9th centuries. In fact, there was resistance from the church hierarchy to polyphony for quite a while before it was accepted by the church.


Posted by Retired Teacher, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 4, 2013 at 7:07 am

Oops, I meant to say "attending."