Musical Factoid – William Matthias, CBE (1934 – 1992)

August 31, 2022

A name that is seen virtually every week in the Bulletin is William Matthias – composer of the Gloria (S-278) and the Sanctus (S-128). So who was William James Matthias, CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire)? Mathias was born on 1 November 1934 in Whitland, Carmarthenshire.  A child prodigy, he […]

A Long Awaited Inauguration

August 18, 2022

  From 1793 until 1933, U.S. Presidents, having been elected in November, weren’t inaugurated until the 4th of March in the subsequent year. During this gap of roughly four months, most Americans forgot who the new president was going to be, and began preparations for celebrating the (British) King’s official birthday, lining up marchers for […]

3 St. Luke’s Organists to perform in Lewiston Noontime Concert Series

June 23, 2022

Harold Stover, Randy Mullin, and Ray Cornils will be among the organists playing in the annual Noonday Organ Concert Series at the Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul are in Lewiston this summer. Beginning on Wednesday, July 6, six well-known local organists will present 40-minute concerts on the great 1938 Casavant organ, Maine’s largest church […]