St. James the Greater Church in Charles Town (not to be confused with Charleston, the capital city), WV, recently dedicated their new church - nice looking new church. You can bet the music was top notch. Directing the music (organ, brass, strings, flute, timps, multiple choirs) was the parish music director, none other than CanticaNOVA's own Gary Penkala. And what a program! Here - I'll let you read it. I am impressed! Some beautiful pictures. And that altar! Reminds me of the altar at the Madeleine! Breathtaking!
A new church looking this beautiful would have been a "sin" in the 1970's.
Best of luck in the new church, Gary, and all the people and staff of St. James.