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Fri, Mar 08

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St Catherine Laboure Catholic Church

Peter Kolar Concert

Come and experience an uplifting evening of prayer and song with Catholic composer and artist Peter Kolar

Peter Kolar Concert
Peter Kolar Concert

Time & Location

Mar 08, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

St Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 11801 Claridge Rd, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

About The Event

Come and experience an uplifting evening of prayer and song with Catholic composer and artist Peter Kolar.  Sponsored by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) DC and Arlington Chapters, in conjunction with GIA Publications, Inc.  Free will offering reqested.  "Pay What You Can" (suggested donation is $5 for teenagers, $10 for adults, $20 family maximum).  

Peter Kolar is the Editor for Spanish and Bilingual Resources at GIA Publications, and a liturgical composer known for his breadth of styles spanning classical, folkloric, and pop idioms. His bilingual Mass setting, Misa Luna, is used widely in parishes across the nation. In 2015 it was sung for the papal liturgy in Philadelphia, and in 2021 it received the distinguished mass setting award from the Association of Catholic Publishers. Peter’s other bilingual Mass setting, Mass of the Sun of Justice, received the same honor in 2023. An accomplished pianist and recording artist, his solo piano CD Variations has received acclaim and is available through GIA Publications. In 2022, Peter was recognized as Pastoral Musician of the Year by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM). He was an advisor to the U.S. Bishops on the Spanish-language chants of the Misal Romano, tercera edición. In his role as editor, Peter was responsible for the creation of the nation’s first bilingual missal, Celebremos/Let Us Celebrate. Peter holds a master’s degree in music composition from Northwestern University. He resides in El Paso, Texas, where he is the director of the El Paso Diocesan Choir.

Peter Kolar es el Editor de Recursos Bilingües y en Español en la casa editorial GIA Publications, y un compositor litúrgico conocido por la amplitud de sus estilos que abarcan expresiones clásicas, folclóricas y pop. Su obra Misa Luna se utiliza ampliamente en las parroquias a través de los Estados Unidos; en 2015 fue cantada como parte de la liturgia papal en Filadelfia y en 2021 fue reconocida por la Asociación de Editoriales Católicas como “Misa Cantada Distinguida”. Su otra Misa bilingüe, titulada Misa Sol de Justicia, recibió el mismo premio en el 2023. Un artista de grabación y pianista talentoso, su CD Variations ha recibido notoriedad y está disponible a través de GIA Publications. En 2022, él fue nombrado “Músico Pastoral del Año” por la Asociación Nacional de Músicos Pastorales (NPM). Sirvió como asesor a los obispos de los EE.UU. para los cantos gregorianos que aparecen en el nuevo Misal Romano, tercera edición. En su papel como editor, fue responsable por el desarrollamiento del primer misal bilingüe en este país, Celebremos/Let Us Celebrate. Peter tiene una maestría en composición musical de Northwestern University. Vive en El Paso, Texas, donde sirve como director del coro diocesano de El Paso.

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