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Liturgical Composers Forum


The Liturgical Composers Forum was founded in 1998 by Fr. John Foley SJ. We are a fellowship of published composers who write music for the American Catholic Church. Once a year, those available gather in St. Louis from far and near, for a few days of relaxation, reflection and the sharing of musical and intellectual gifts. From this gathering a small faith community of composers (along with many fruitful musical collaborations) has emerged over the years, with a shared vision and hope for the future of liturgical song.

The Liturgical Composer Forum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is based in St. Louis MO and is governed by a Board of Directors, and a Steering Committee elected from among the membership.

Our Mission Statement

The Liturgical Composers Forum is an association of composers of liturgical music and texts whose mission is the development of liturgical song. We do this through mutual support, prayer, study, mentoring, and discernment.

Steering Committee (2022-2023)

Kathleen Basi

Jaime Cortez (Chair)

Kathleen Demny

Feargal King (ex officio)

Steven Warner

Jan├Ęt Sullivan Whitaker

Board of Directors

S. Carol Marie Hemish

Paul Hasser

Dawn Stringfield

The Liturgical Composers Forum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) exempt organization and a 509(a)(2) public charity based in St. Louis MO.

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Phone: +1 (314) 246-9480

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7519 Landsdowne Ave.

St. Louis MO 63119

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