Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dr Mary Berry RIP



Mary Berry, Sr Thomas More, the musicologist brought a schola along to sing at a Requiem here a couple of years ago here own Requiem took place at Dorchester Abbey yesterday, NLM has a brief account.
The photographs are from here, by Brother Laurence Lew OP, where there are more. It looks like a funeral to die for, one can only imagine the music!

5 comments:

William Young said...

Sr Thomas More?

Fr Ray Blake said...

thanks, corrected

frpaul said...

The pictures indeed show a very dignified Requiem Mass. Sadly so many of the laity today wish to make their loved ones funerals into a celebration of the life of the deceased rather than praying for the repose of their immortal souls.

Henry said...

Second from the left is a Dominican, one of the vocations fostered by the Schola.

Helen Tipper said...

Thanks to the pioneering work of Dr Mary Berry, I was one of the lucky 11-year-olds to discover the riches of Gregorian chant as a pupil of Dominican Convent School, Muckross Park, Dublin, Ireland, as a member of the Ward Method Demonstration Choir which performed in August 1974, Salzburg, Austria, at the Sixth International Congress of Church Music. The other schools in the Choir were from Cork, Ireland; Brentwood, Essex; and Marnhull, Dorset. It is difficult to describe the gratitude years later due to Dr Berry's efforts, and I wish also to remember the work of Dr Berry's colleague, our teacher at Muckross, Sr Marie de Lourdes Lynch. I should like to begin singing Gregorian Chant again as a gesture of tribute and thanks, not to mention the wonderful experience of it. With kind regards, Helen Tipper, Adamstown, Dublin, Ireland