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Pope Francis greets participants in a gathering of choir singers, musicians, and directors at Paul VI Hall at the Vatican on June 8, 2024.

Music is a universal language: Pope Francis sings praises of Catholic choirs

Jun 8, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Holy Father’s remarks came during the Fourth International Meeting of Choirs at the Vatican. Read more

Festival attendees enjoying Appaloosa Festival, Sept. 2-3, 2023.

Catholic families flock to Appaloosa Music Festival: ‘An encounter with God’

Sep 16, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

This year’s Appaloosa Music Festival attracted more that 9,000 people to the Shenandoah Valley to hear a mix of folk,... Read more

The Emmaus Center is housed in a former opera house in Brooklyn, New York.

Can the arts bring millennials closer to God? That's the plan at this beautifully restored Brooklyn theater

Dec 15, 2021

By Autumn Jones

The Emmaus Center, a new performing and visual arts center dedicated to Catholic evangelization, opened in Brooklyn, New York on... Read more

David Haas in a concert at the Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines.

New allegations against David Haas prompt top music publisher to sever ties with hymn composer

Aug 4, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

At least two dioceses--the Diocese of Oakland and the Diocese of Jefferson City--announced that they would be permanently suspending the... Read more

Pope Francis pictured on April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis hails musicians’ ‘new creativity’ amid pandemic disruption

Feb 4, 2021

Pope Francis praised musicians on Thursday for showing “new creativity” despite severe restrictions imposed on their work by the coronavirus... Read more

Choristers pictured before the pandemic at Westminster Cathedral in London, England.

‘The situation is truly dreadful’: Church choirs struggle to survive pandemic

Jul 14, 2020

Musicians in England are warning that the coronavirus pandemic is likely to inflict lasting damage on the country’s church choirs.... Read more

Ennio Morricone.

Ennio Morricone, composer honored by Pope Francis, dies at 91

Jul 6, 2020

Ennio Morricone, an Oscar-winning Italian composer honored by Pope Francis, has died at the age of 91.  Read more

Marie Miller, cover art from her album Little Dreams.

Catholic singer opens up about launching an album during coronavirus

Apr 16, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Catholic singer-songwriter Marie Miller said she was not prepared for a global pandemic to coincide with the release of her... Read more

Matt Maher in concert, October 21, 2012.

Singer says WYD offers chance to experience 'global Church'

Jul 22, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

Award-winning Catholic musician Matt Maher sees this year’s World Youth Day gathering as an opportunity to recognize the universal nature... Read more

Dave Brubeck at the White House for the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors, Dec. 6, 2009.

Catholic jazz legend Dave Brubeck remembered

Dec 6, 2012

Fans worldwide are paying tribute to Jazz pianist and composer, Dave Brubeck, who died of heart failure on Dec. 5... Read more