Saturday, December 24, 2011

Newt Gingrich's Wife's Catholic Choir and Much More

Get Religion highlight a rather interesting story that appeared in the Washington Post Style section. See Why Callista Gingrich can sing . However as Get Religion points out the story is far more than just about Newt's wife but the state of Catholic music and how music can play a role in a person's conversion.

One person that is a musician pointed out a shocking fact to me as to this article that I missed at first glance. That is the the Shrine has the only all-paid professional choir in the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. Let that sink in. It's the ONLY professional paid choir in all of Archdocese. While of course paid choirs are never the norm it would seem in a place like the Archdiocese there would be more than one.


Kurt said...

There are many that have some paid choir members. I guess the Shrine is the only one entirely paid.

James H said...

AHH thanks for the clarification. I thought some Churches would have had to had at least few