Sunday, October 24, 2004

Introductory Blog

My name is Brian Michael Page. I've been a church organist for 23 years, and a composer of sacred music for 20 years. To boot, I've been a singer in churches for 29 years.

Currently, I'm serving as music director and organist at Holy Ghost Church in Tiverton, RI, directing an adult choir of about 12 voices and a childrens choir of about eight voices.

I have a wonderful wife named Ann - she really is the love of my life, my support when I'm down, and someone to put my in my place when I'm "too up". :-) I also have what I consider the four best kids in the world - Christopher, Jessica, Brian Robert, and Brittany.

My favorite mentors outside of my family include my high school chorus director, Mrs. Nectar Lennox, a friend who I sang under back in 1975, Mr. Reuel Gifford, my former pastor, Fr. Kevin Fisette of Holy Name Church in Providence, RI, and, not so directly, the late Dr. C. Alexander Peloquin, renowned composer of sacred music and longtime director of music at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence.

Former churches I've served are (in reverse chronological order):
Saint Timothy, Warwick, RI
Holy Name of Jesus, Providence, RI
Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus, Pawtucket, RI
Saint Benedict, Warwick, RI
Precious Blood, Woonsocket, RI
Saint Mary, Cranston, RI
Sacred Heart, West Warwick, RI
Our Lady of Loreto, East Providence, RI
Saint Sebastian, Providence, RI
Sacred Heart, Woonsocket, RI
Our Lady of Victories, Woonsocket, RI
Saint Joseph, Cumberland, RI
Saint Aidan, Cumberland, RI

In further blogs, I will be posting stories of my present and former parishes, other cool musings relating to liturgy and liturgical music. All of this is in the context of the Roman Catholic Church.

See you all soon!


-If the music is good and the spoken word is bad, it's a concert.
-If the spoken word is good and the music is bad, it's a talk show.
(Alexander Peloquin, 1918-1997)