As heard on NPR and EWTN, Chris Mueller's Missa pro editione tertia is already one of the most beloved settings of the new translation of the Roman Missal: Third Edition. Consider singing it in your parish this Sunday!
Appointed in February, 2012 as the Director of Music for the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford, CT, and following 12 1/2 years as the Director of Music for the Church of Notre Dame, Christopher Mueller (pronounced "miller") conducts Gregorian chant and sacred Renaissance polyphony for the 12:00 p.m. Mass late on Sunday mornings. He has composed over 200 sacred choral works, the bulk of which were written for parish liturgies. Many, though not all of them, are settings of Gregorian chants - for instance, there is a nearly complete cycle of the Sunday Introits.
- He is also co-founder and Assistant Artistic Director of the Young New Yorkers' Chorus, a choir of over 70 voices, which has premiered many larger-scale works of his (including Caritas est, at the 2011 ACDA convention in Chicago, IL).
- During his time at Notre Dame, he also directed the choir of the Columbia University Catholic Ministry, which sings the Simple English Propers and music of Dominican Friars of the Polish Province during the 5:00 p.m. Masses on Sunday evenings, at St. Paul's Chapel on campus.
- Further, he directs and sings with sacred medieval men's vocal ensemble Trio Triumvirum. In this capacity he is grateful for the ongoing musicological research of Ralph Buxton, who furnishes most of the scores the ensemble performs.
In addition to his work as a conductor, singer, composer, and jazz pianist, Chris is the Coordinator of Marriage Preparation Programs for the Archdiocese of New York. He is a graduate of the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, and is happily married, with three radiant children.
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