Sacred Music at Most Holy Rosary Chapel
The following are principles that form the foundation on which the music program at
Holy Rosary Chapel has been built.
Sacred music, being an integral part of the liturgy, is directed to the general object of this liturgy, namely, the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful.
Sacred music must therefore eminently possess the qualities which belong to the liturgical rites, especially holiness and beauty, from which its other characteristic, universality, will follow spontaneously.
The more a musical composition for use in church is like Gregorian chant in its movement, its inspiration, and its feeling, so much the more is it right and liturgical, and the more it differs from this highest model so much the less is it worthy of the house of God.
Motu proprio of St. Pius X, Tra le sollecitudini of November 1903
Our Most Holy Rosary Schola and Mixed Choir is a volunteer ensemble dedicated to singing Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation the Holy Rosary Men’s Schola and a mixed choir sing a full Gregorian Mass with Gregorian chant propers, ordinaries, and polyphonic motets.

It is through the study, rehearsal, and singing of sacred music that we bring to life the ancient prayers of the Church and deepen our religious faith.
New members with an interest in Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony are warmly welcomed. For more information on joining our schola or choir, contact us at (707) 935-7199 or e-mail lmesple@sonic.net.
But let us not forget: this (sacred) music is not the work in a moment but participation in a history. It is not realized by an individual but only in community. Thus, it is precisely in it that the entrance of faith into history and the community of all members of the Body of Christ expresses itself.
– Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI. Liturgy and Sacred Music.
(A lecture at the “Eighth International Church Music Congress”, Rome, November 17, 1985)