Music In Honor of the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima
Sacred Choral Music from Portugal Selected and Conducted by Tim McDonnell
The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fátima in Portugal. Beginning in May of 1917 and for several months following, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in the Portuguese countryside, enjoining them to prayer and sacrifice for a world in turmoil. This culminated with the final apparition and the Miracle of the Sun on October 13, 1917. Since that time, the message of Fátima has encouraged countless faithful to pursue holiness in their lives, families, and professions.
“I Heard a Voice from Heaven …” is a project to record several exquisite pieces of sacred choral music conducted by Dr. Timothy McDonnell to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the miracle that has brought hope to millions since 1917. Portugal has been a bulwark of Catholic culture for centuries, and the country’s unique contribution to Catholic sacred music is impressive. Our hope is that the numinous and hallowed sounds of choral masterpieces from the Land of Fátima will inspire the prayerful recollection of Our Lady’s message of prayer and hope in a world still beset by confusion, strife, and conflict.
CDs are now available!
Filipe de Magalhães
êvão Lopes Morago
Diogo dias Melgás
I Heard a Voice from Heaven CD
A Choral Christmas
The Smooth Stone Foundation previously worked with Dr. Tim McDonnell on a CD of Christmas music called “A Choral Christmas.
The music was conducted by Tim McDonnell and sung by professional choir singers. The CD contains “Adventus,” an original work composed by Dr. McDonnell, as well as an original arrangement of “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”
Supporters may obtain a copy of of “A Choral Christmas” by contacting the Smooth Stone Foundation.
Here is the video for “Adventus” composed and conducted by Dr. Tim McDonnell and performed by the Vera Voce Choir.
The recording took place on November 18th, 2015, in the Church of the Holy Trinity on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, which is the church where “O Little Town of Bethlehem” was recorded.
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