Music Corner


Updated:  December 15, 2019


The Third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday, which refers to the beginning of the Intoit proper of the day 'Gaudete in Domino semper,' literally 'Rejoice in the Lord Always.'

As you know, this is the Sunday in Advent marked by the lighting of the rose colored candle.  This is a reminder that there is joy to be found in this penitential season as we await the coming of our Lord, Jesus. 

Here is the offertory motet from today, which dates back over 400 years.  The text inspires us to Rejoice for the coming of the Lord is at hand.


Gaudete!, from Piae Cantiones, 1582
St. Catherine of Siena Choir, December 15, 2019


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Jerry Kavinski, M.M., Director of the St. Catherine of Siena Choir

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