Sacred Music

St. Francis de Sales Oratory - Feast of Christ the King



Contact James Marck
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(314) 771-3100
Event Title Christ the King Choir Festival
Event Dates Thursday, October 28 – Sunday, October 31
Event Location St. Francis de Sales Oratory, 2653 Ohio Ave, St. Louis, MO
Event Description 4-day Choir Festival Eucharistic Adoration, grand dinner, brunch, child care, and Solemn High Mass in honor of Christ the King.
Event Schedule Date Time Activity
  Thu 10/28 6:30pm Eucharistic Adoration
    8 -9:30pm Rehearsal
  Fri 10/29 6pm Cocktail Hour
    7-9pm Grand Dinner
  Sat 10/30 9:15-11:15am Rehearsal w/Orchestra
    11:30-12:15 Brunch
    12:30-1:30pm Rehearsal
  Sun 10/31 9:30am Choir Call
    10:30am High Mass begins
    12pm Reception (open to public)
Event Menu Grand Dinner - Salad, Chicken Milanese (meatless option available. Please note under Food Allergies section of the registration form).
Event Music Missa Brevis in C, “Spatzenmesse”, W.A. Mozart, KV220
Festival Choir & Orchestra
Event Services Child Care provided for parent singers during all event activities for $35 every 1-3 children
Event Price Just Sing (includes Saturday brunch and Sunday Reception) Just Sing + Grand Dinner (Includes Saturday brunch and Sunday reception)
  $30 $50
Registration Deadline October 15, 2021

 To register, please click here and complete the registration form.



Fall Choir Registration 2021

Fall 2021 registration is now open for the adult Oratory Choirs. There are programs for every skill set and schedule. To register, please click here and complete the 2021 Music application form. You will then receive an appointment to meet at the rectory to go over the responsibilities of participation in the Oratory Choirs. Weekly Schola rehearsals will begin August 12, 2021, 8:00 - 9:30pm in the Church Hall.



Chant Class Summer Sessions

The summer session of the weekly Chant Class at St. Francis de Sales Oratory began on June 8. The class meets Tuesdays, 7:45pm - 8:45pm in the church hall. This class is for both men and women, beginners and experienced alike, and teaches the fundamental skills of chant from reading Gregorian notation to singing in the church space. Instructors in the class are Mr. Marck and Canon Pierre Dumain. To enroll, please click here to complete the SFdS Summer 2021 Music application form.


Preparatory Choir Fall 2021

Preparatory Choir classes will resume August 21. Preparatory Choir is for boys and girls from reading age through 15 and there is no tuition for oratory members. No experience required. If you are interested in signing up a student for this choir, please contact the rectory office.