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ST MARYS CHOIR - 1961

The 1961 St Mary's Men and Boys Choir
Harold R Conti, Organist and Choirmaster
Right Reverend Monsignor Edward C Labbe, Pastor

CANTATE DOMINO (Sing To The Lord)

The 1965 St Mary's Men and Boys Choir
Harold R Conti, Organist and Choirmaster
Right Reverend Monsignor Edward C Labbe, Pastor

THE SOUNDS OF ST MARY'S

The 1969 St Mary's Men and Boys Choir, Massillon, Ohio
Harold R Conti, Organist and Choirmaster
Right Reverend Monsignor Edward C Labbe, Pastor

EXCERPTS FROM CHRISTMAS MASS REHEARSAL

The 1972 St Mary's Men and Boys Choir
Harold R Conti, Organist and Choirmaster
Right Reverend Monsignor Edward C Labbe, Pastor

A VERITABLE CATHEDRAL - 1976

Analog vinyl LP (non-standard narrow)("A"-1961) pressed by Mills Recording, Deuber Ave. Canton, OH. Analog vinyl LPs standard ("B"-1965, "C"-1969, "D"-1976) pressed by Recorded Publications Co./RPL Media, 1100 State St., Camden, NJ 08105. "E"-tracks from analog cassette tape recording by Rev. Fr. A. Edward Gretchko during The Centennial Mass, April 25, 1976. Fr. Gretchko sent the recording to Harold Conti in May 1976. Tape was discovered by Ruth Conti in June 2005. "E" tracks were digitally mastered by Billy Miller, 112 Third Street, S.E., Barberton,OH 44203. Digital transfer of type "A" through "D" tracks by R.G. Herbst 2003-05.

THE CENTENIAL

The 1976 St Mary's Men and Boys Choir, Massillon, Ohio
Harold R Conti, Organist and Choirmaster
Reverend Father James R Kolp, Pastor

THE CENTENIAL MASS

The 1976 St Mary's Men and Boys Choir, Massillon, Ohio
Harold R Conti, Organist and Choirmaster

We can praise Our Lord that this precious music was discovered and able to be digitally mastered. The most favorite piece of many choir members from that period will always be "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", as many persons wanted to have it recorded for "The Centennial" vinyl LP. At the end of Mass, many parishioners would turn around and stand still upon hearing Mr. Conti's evocative organ introduction. Joyously, the Boys Choir soars to the second B flat above middle C on the final "Amen." It was the Men and Boys Choir's signature piece of that time period. The second most precious piece of sacred music contained on this CD is "The Lord Is My Shepherd." The full dynamics of the rich message of Psalm 23 are clearly expressed in song. When the choirs sing verse number 6 and the Mens Choir ends the piece with two "Amens," it is a soothing balm to every soul.

 

"So shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but shall do My Will, achieving the end for which I sent it. Yes, in joy you shall depart, in peace you shall be brought back...." Isaiah 55: 11,12

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL - 2005

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JULIE CROOKSTON

JULIE CROOKSTON, A sophomore at archbishop Hoban high school, is the daughter of Lawrence and Julie Crookston. She has (2) brothers - Larry and Tommy. Julie comes by her talent naturally; as her grandfather was also an accomplished tenor in the Ukraine many years earlier. Julie's family members are also co-owners of the Crookston Enterprise - CC Supply Company. Her career of singing started at a young age of 7 and continues to grow, as she is also a member of the Summer Choral Society which has performed in Europe and Asia.