Dr. James Moore was the guest musician at the 10:00 AM Mass on Sunday, June 25, 2006. The adult choir joined Dr. Moore in leading the worship through music. Many of the couples in the parish celebrating landmark wedding anniversaries (including Father Gray Bean's own parents who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this week) renewed their wedding vows during this liturgy. To mark this occasion, Dr. Moore sang Love Endures, a special song written by him and based on the beautiful scripture reading from 1 Corinthians. Dr. Moore also accompanied our own Janet Rubino in her original music, Worthy Sparrow, which was written by Janet and dedicated to her brother-in-law, Jim Loftin. The entire liturgy was filled with Dr. Moore's music, namely Come to the Feast, Taste and See, Litany of Thanksgiving and Sing to the Glory of God.
Dr. James E. Moore, composer, conductor, pianist, and master teacher, currently resides in Vienna, Austria, where he teaches voice and serves as conductor of the Choir der Alten Burse. With graduate degrees in piano and choral conducting, Jim is well known for his masterful work with choirs and ensembles. His unforgettable songs, like "Taste and See" and "I Will Be with You," have appeared in hymnals throughout the English-speaking world. Prior to his move to Vienna, Dr. Moore was director of music at Saint Agnes Parish in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was Assistant Professor of Music and Liturgy at the Athenaeum of Ohio Theological Seminary.
We are truly blessed and honored to have Dr. Moore at our parish. Special thanks to Janet Rubino for making these arrangements.