Saturday, April 19, 2008

A triumph: Catholic culture

I found this on Orbis Catholicus on a post about the Ball Park Mass, with the above title.

8 comments:

pelerin said...

Thank you so much for putting this on. I had read about this young lad but had not had the opportunity of hearing him sing. i do hope his success gives him the confidence he so badly needs.

Sadie Vacantist said...

After Yankee Stadium I am not sure I can take Simon Cowell but we shall cut this little limey kid a break as we have been programmed to do so by the clip.

Having said all that, Cowell's reputation and wealth are based on his "telling it as it is" - something Americans respect. Something the Catholic Church, in general, has failed to grasp in recent decades.

Volpius Leonius said...

What a wonderful voice, and the thing is there are hundreds of boys in Catholic choirs who can sing like this, just many never get to hear them.

Tom said...

Beautiful voice - I hope he does well.

Not sure if he's a Catholic or not. I read in the paper that he is a chorister at Carlisle (Anglican) Cathedral.

Volpius Leonius said...

Catholics taught the Anglicans to sing Tom so it doesn't really matter ;)

simon cowell fan said...

not really quite sure what this has to do with being Catholic - it is written after Andrew Lloyd Webber after all. But, thank you for advertising an ITV programme.. Britain's got talent. Saturday 8.05pm also available on itv.com....

pelerin said...

'Simon Cowall fan' says he does not know what the 'Pie Jesu' has to do with being Catholic.

Surely the words come from the 'Dies Irae'? Many musicians have put them to music over the centuries. ALW did not write the words!

Tom said...

Volpius - thank you for that insight.