“Praying Twice: The Thomas Aquinas College Choir”
The following comes from a December 9 Angelus article by Maria Luisa Torres:
The Thomas Aquinas College Choir has released its latest album, “Hodie: Music for Christmas.” The 17-track compilation of traditional Christmas songs include “While Shepherds Watched,” “Ding Dong Merrily on High” and “Ye Clouds of Heaven.”
The album was performed and recorded under the direction of Dan Grimm, the choir director and an alumnus of the college. The choir has dedicated the album to the choir director’s parents, William and Irene Grimm. William Grimm, who passed away in June 2015, is remembered for his continued support of the college since its founding in 1971.
To purchase the CD, priced at $12, please visit thomasaquinas.edu/bookstore.
Most times St Augustine of Hippo is misquoted with the phrase “He who sings, sings twice,” as did Dan Grimm, the choir director. The Latin cited for this is “Qui bene cantat bis orat” or “He who sings well prays twice.”
However, his choir does fulfill the requirements of the correct translation.
I errored in my first sentence: Most times St Augustine of Hippo is misquoted with the phrase “He who sings, sings twice,” – I meant to say “He who sings, prays twice,”
And they go to a local mall and in flash mob style, sing religious Christmas songs, how fantastic is that! God bless these lovely students!