The Recovering Choir Director has some news. Let those in the area of Cornell pay attention.
Iosephus at the Cornell Society reports that on the Octave of Christmas, an Extraordinary Form Low Mass was celebrated at St. James in Trumansburg, some 15-20 minutes northwest of my old stomping grounds. This church will always have a special significance to me as it was there where I experienced — and chanted for — the Traditional Latin Mass for the first time in my life.
Although the powers that be have not yet decided to make the TLM a regularly scheduled liturgy, they are asking the Cornell students in attendance if voices can be assembled to form a schola. Between Cornell and Ithaca College, I would think that they could assemble more than one schola, and even a polyphonic choir or two.
For reasons more numerous to describe here, I pray that the Extraordinary Form Mass becomes a permanent part of the liturgical landscape in that neck of the woods.
Step by step!