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Performance of LaRocca's Mass of the Americas

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The city of Miami will join cities such as San Fransisco, Washington DC, and Tijuana, Mexico to premier the incredible work of Frank LaRocca's Mass of the Americas on October 3rd at Epiphany Catholic Church.

Heralded as:

"The best piece of liturgical music for the Mass since Duruflé"
-Dr. Michael Linton


"Perhaps the most significant Catholic compositions of our lifetime"
-Michael Olbash, Music Director of Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

Frost School of Music's DMA Student in Choral Conducting, Richard Carrillo, will put a Festival Choir of singers from across the Archdiocese of Miami to join members of the Frost School Chorale to perform this Mass as part of his doctoral dissertation.

This Mass was conceived by Archbishop Cordileone as a twinned tribute to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (patroness of the United States) and Our Lady of Guadalupe (patroness of Mexico and all the Americas), and elevates much-loved Mexican folk hymns to Our Lady and includes possibly the first Ave Maria hymn ever composed in Nahautl, the Aztec language Our Lady spoke to St. Juan Diego (the “Aue Maria”)

The first commercial recording of this work, which was produced by Capella Records and performed by the Benedict XVI Institute’s Choir and Orchestra, directed by renowned international conductor Richard Sparks, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Charts for its 2022 release, and was named one of the Top 10 Albums for the entire year.

Feel free to listen to the music Here !

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Consider sponsoring a specific need:

Sponsor one PRACTICE TRACK SINGER for $250


Sponsor a SINGER/SECTION LEADER for one rehearsal for $150
- OR -
Sponsor one SINGER/SECTION LEADER for the entire rehearsal process and
performance $900
(8 are needed for a total of $7,800)

Sponsor an ORGANIST/ACCOMPANIST for one rehearsal for $150
- OR -
Sponsor an ORGANIST/ACCOMPANIST for the entire rehearsal process and
performance $750

Buy MUSIC for one singer $9.50
-OR -
Buy a MUSIC for the whole choir $760

Sponsor the INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC RENTAL for $2,500

Sponsor the INSTRUMENTAL MANAGER for $1,500

Sponsor the rental and transportation of the MARIMBA for $500

Future Production Needs:

Sponsor the PRIESTLY STOLE FEE for $250

Sponsor the design/printing of the LITURGY GUIDES/PROGRAMS/PRINTED
PUBLICITY for $2,000

Sponsor the professional AUDIO RECORDING of the Mass for $1,500

Sponsor the professional VIDEO RECORDING of the Mass for $2,500

Help to sponsor ADDITINOAL EXPENSES for $500
(To include venue fees, name tags, security, sacristan fee, mailings, etc.)

For any questions or responses, please contact:
Richard Carrillo
Venmo: @RACarrillo83
CashApp: $RACarrillo83

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  • Gabriel Chamorro
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  • Evelyn Huron
    • $200 
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  • Anonymous
    • $1,000 
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  • Gabriel Perez
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
  • William VanderWyden
    • $100 
    • 8 mos


Richard Carrillo
Miami, FL

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