Suscipe quæso Domine

Over at Rorate I saw something that caught my eye.

Under an entry called “While the Spirit of Vatican II reigns supreme in the Archdiocese of Washington, Arlington continues to flourish”, about Vespers and Benediction to be celebrated on Laetare Sunday, I noticed that a group is singing called the

Suspicious Cheese Lords.

I am not sure if this belongs under “Just Too Cool”, “Lighter Fare”, or “Brick by Brick”.

All of the above?

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  1. leutgeb says:

    My chanting schola buddies and I are thinking of a possible name for ourselves. I jokingly suggested Schola Margherita – it’s all in the pizzas, but I see now the limited scope of my imagination….

  2. digdigby says:

    They actually performed for Pope Benedict when he visited the U.S. and their a capella was obviously very pleasing to the musically sensitive Holy Father.

  3. Gulielmus says:

    They perform often in the DC area and are quite, quite good.

  4. Flambeaux says:

    I’ve been a fan of them for several years, since I bought their first compact disk. I discovered them just as I was becoming interested in Gregorian Chant and rediscovering my love of polyphony.

  5. Emilio III says:

    I bought a couple of their albums via itunes a couple of years ago, after reading about them here. I looked for their “title song”, but their website says: “Suspiciously, the Cheese Lords have yet to perform this motet.”

  6. Peggy R says:

    Just this evening as I ate my first Five Guys (franchises now in our area) since leaving NoVa in 2006, I thought there were 2 things worth exporting from DC Metro: Five Guys and Orthodoxy of the Arlington Catholic Diocese! Heavenly!

  7. tobiasmurphy says:

    Suspicious Cheese Lords? Are they sure these are not refugee senators from Wisconsin?

  8. RichR says:

    I’ve found that in those areas where people have taken seriously JPII’s call for a New Evangelization, they tend to appreciate Gregorian chant more. I think I know why. As they delve into apologetics and dogma, they come to appreciate the spiritual richness of traditional doctrine that has nourished the minds of countless saints throughout the ages. When these people are then presented with traditional worship and music, they are more open to it because they have already found a level of trust with traditional teaching… why not check out traditional chant. Beyond that, they typically hunger for something uniquely Catholic……and chant is that.

    Our schola cantorum has enjoyed much success, and the people here are very well formed in the faith.

  9. Tony Layne says:

    Okay, I’ll admit it … the first time I looked at that name, the first thought that came to mind was a bit of dialogue from Monty Python’s Life of Brian: “What did he say?” “Blessed are the—cheese makers?”

  10. Tina in Ashburn says:

    This descriptive article appeared in our diocesan paper last year on the Suspicious Cheese Lords. It ‘splains how they came up with the name and describes the group.

  11. Random Friar says:

    You should never judge a book by its cover, or a band by its title or title covers, but I have to admit being sorely tempted to buy their albums just for their name.

  12. randomcatholic says:

    Thanks to those who posted links, and to Fr. Z for bringing this group to our attention. As I type I am listening to their recording of “Missa l’homme arme” which I downloaded from iTunes. Wonderful stuff!!!

  13. Alexandra says:

    But besides the choral group’s name, the real draw here is the Vespers service and the work of the Institute of Catholic Culture. Check out its website!!
    It is really doing the work of the Lord in the Washington, DC metro area…..

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