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Page 7, 11th August 1950 — BOY ORGANIST FOR CONGRESS MASS

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Mgr. Knox to preach at Westminster

A 13-YEAR-OLD boy of the Westminster Cathedral Choir School, Colin Mawby, will be the organist at the Pontifical High Mass in the cathedral-reserved for schoolchildren-on Saturday, September 30, for the Hierarchy Centenary Congress.

The choristers of the choir school will sing the Proper of the Mass and the motet.

. Cardinal Gerlier will preside at the Mass, which will be celebrated by the Archbishop of Cardiff, Mgr. McGrath. The Bishop of Plymouth. Mgr. Grimshaae will preach.

On the same day, at the Pontifical High Mass in St. George's Cathedral, also for schoolchildren, the Proper and the motet will be sung by the choir of Notre Dame High School, Southwark.

Cardinal Frings, Archbishop of Cologne, will preside at this Mass. and the celebrant will be the Archbishop of Glasgow, Mgr. Campbell. Bishop Beck will preach.

Mr. George Malcolm, Master of the Cathedral Music at Westminster, has composed a special Mass, " Cantantibus organis," for the Pontifical Mass on Sunday, October 1.

Open air Mass

The music for all the Pontifical Masses in Westminster Cathedral will be under the direction of Mr. Malcolm, who will have Mr. William Hyde as his assistant.

Mr. Ralph Downes, organist at Brommon Oratory, has been appointed hon. organist at the cathedral to assist during the congress.

At the Pontifical Mass in St. George's Cathedral on September 29, the Mass and motet will be sung by the Ealing Priory choir under their director, Mr. W. Bowyer.

The Proper of the Mass will be sung by priests of the Southwark diocese. and Benedictine monks of

Quarr Abbey. Fr. Peter Farmer will be the organist.

Mgr. Ronald Knox will be the preacher at the Pontifical Mass in Westminster Cathedral on October 1 at II a.m.

The first part of the Mass and the sermon will be relayed to the cathedral precincts. After the sermon, the Bishop of Menevia, Mgr. Petit, will celebrate Mass at an outside altar in the open air for those unable to gain admission to the cathedral.

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