Corpus Christi is excited to be hosting composer Dan Schutte on Friday, November 22, 2013 for an evening of songs and stories as we welcome the Advent season. The concert will start at 7:00pm and there will be a freewill collection (suggested donation: $10/person, or $25/family). We're looking forward to seeing many people from throughout the Albany Diocese at this exciting event!
Steeped in Sacred Scripture and Ignatian spirituality, Dan Schutte’s music has anchored people of faith for generations. He is one of the best-known and most influential composers of Catholic music for liturgy in the English-speaking world. His compositions have also found wide use in Protestant communities and have been translated into many other languages.
Some of his most celebrated songs, such as “Here I Am, Lord,” “City of God,” and Sing a New Song,” are from his years of collaboration with the St. Louis Jesuits. More recent compositions like To Praise You and his Mass setting, Mass of Christ the Savior continue to exhibit that enduring ability to reach into people’s hearts, young and old, drawing them into prayer.
In addition to his Jesuit formation, Dan holds two master’s degrees, one in theology and one in liturgy, from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He did graduate studies in music composition under the direction of Fr. Kevin Waters, S.J. at Seattle University. He received three honorary doctoral degrees for his contribution to the life of the church.
Dan has served as liturgist and music director in various pastoral and academic settings. In addition to the writing of many articles, Dan authored a component of a major catechetical program, Into the Fields (23rd Publications 2006), and later authored a book, Walking the Sacred Path – Spiritual Exercises for Today.
Currently, Dan is composer-in-residence at the University of San Francisco. He continues to compose new music, write about spirituality and is a speaker in demand at events worldwide. Learn more at DanSchutte.com.
Walking the Sacred Path
Saturday, November 23
9:00am-Noon at Corpus Christi
Everyone is welcome to attend as Dan Schutte presents his workshop: Walking the Sacred Path.