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Seminary Vespers Schola

Voices on High

A schola, or schola cantorum, is defined as a singing school for teaching and training in ecclesiastical chant, or a body of singers assembled for the purpose of rendering the music in church. Mount St. Mary's Seminary shares in musical celebration with our highly accomplished Seminary Vespers Schola, as well as several other scholas (Latin, Spanish, and Contemporary).

Email the Seminary Schola to find out more about membership, fraternity or CD recordings for sale.

Ms. Julia Parker

Ms. Julia Parker

Ms. Parker, a native of Virginia and South Carolina, gained abundant experience working for various Catholic institutions in the Diocese of Columbus. She held posts at Columbus’ seminary, the Pontifical College Josephinum, from 1998 to 2010 while also working at the cathedral and another large parish. Possessing skills as both an accomplished organist and an abundant knowledge of the Church’s tradition of sacred music, Parker now holds the positions of Director of Liturgical Music at the seminary, university organist, and the seminary’s instructor of Pastoral Music.

Schola members singing

Schola Recordings

Well known for their rich tone and perfectly blended sound our Vespers Schola offers professionally recorded albums to complement the seasons. Email the Seminary Schola to get details.

  • Canticles of the Seasons

    Canticles of the Seasons was recorded in fall 2015, this Advent, Christmas, Easter and Marian Devotion is sung by the renowned Vespers Schola. Cost is $20 (+ $4 S&H) proceeds benefit the seminary and its music program.

  • An Advent and Christmas Collection

    Offering songs such as O Magnum Mysterium, Gesù Bambino, Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming and more, this fall 2013 release by the Vespers Schola is $15 (+ $4 S&H) proceeds benefit the seminary and its music program.

  • A CD of Sacred Music

    Offering songs such as To You Do We Come Seeking Mercy, Ultima, Revelation Canticle (from Solemn Vespers), O Sacrum Convivium and more , this winter 2008 release performed under the direction of Mr. Frederick Ziegler is $15 (+ $4 S&H) proceeds benefit the seminary and its music program.