Cantores in Ecclesia
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Founded by Dean Applegate in 1983, the liturgical choir Cantores in Ecclesia established residence at St. Patrick's Church through an arrangement with Bishop Paul Waldschmidt of the Archdiocese of Portland in June, 1985. The choir.s first sung Mass at the historic parish church was the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, for which it sang William Byrd's Mass for Five Voices and selections from his Gradualia (1605). For the next 17 years, Cantores in Ecclesia was synonymous with St. Patrick's, and the beautiful plainsong, polyphonic Masses and sacred motets heard each week at its Solemn Latin Vigil Mass.