St. Stephen's Catholic Church
23 January 2022
“The blessing and distribution of palms at this church took place at the seven o’clock A. M. low mass. No procession, however, gave effect o the ceremonies either at this or the ten o’clock service. The music was, as usual, very fine. The mass selected was Weber’s, in G. Colleti’s [sic] fine bass voice is now supplied by M. Weinlech [sic], and the change is very perceptible to the critical ear. M. Boy is the present tenor. Madame de Lussan still leads as soprano. Her Incarnatus Est and Da Nobis on yesterday were very fine; but at vespers in the afternoon she was superb in the Tantum Ergo from the Oratorio of ‘Joseph.’ Madame Anschutz’s Agnus Dei in the morning was truly fine, and so was Morgan’s voluntary fugue of Kinkel.” Concludes with descriptions of the church itself, and looks forward to an “orchestral service” the following week, which will also mark the completion of new portraits of St. Ct. Cecilia and King David.