Friends of Music

Art is the great cultural means of arousing our sympathies and removing our moral blind spots.

George Hegel

Give the Gift of Music

The pandemic, social uprisings, a divisive political climate, and economic recession have made the past year very turbulent and challenging. Through it all, we have redoubled our efforts to keep the inspiration of music in our Masses, available to all online, and in person. We thank you for your gift of any amount to help us keep serving you through our Ministry of music. In these times, your support is needed more than ever.

Support Music at St. Ignatius

During this challenging year, we have safeguarded the beloved musical traditions in our Masses, online and in Church. Please help support our Music program.

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Concert Series Circle

Our concert series is not an endowed program. Each season we must raise the necessary funds to cover our artistic and operating expenses. Please join us in making these extraordinary performances possible. No contribution is too large or too small, and each one goes a long way to making certain that music will be ringing through this sacred space for years to come.

Concert Series Circle 2020-2021


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Parrella Memorial Organ Fund

The Joachim and Nancianne Parrella Memorial Organ Fund honors two beloved, deceased members of the St. Ignatius Loyola family and the greater musical community. Nancianne B. Parrella, 83, renowned musician, educator, and Organist Emerita of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, passed away on June 2, 2019. Joachim E. Parrella, her husband of 55 years, an aircraft engineer-turned-choral director and logistician, died on April 28, 2013 at age 83.

Donations will be used for tuning and maintenance of the N.P. Mander Organ, funding the organ recital series, and maintaining the exemplary standard of musicianship of the Principal Organist at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola.

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Advent & Christmas Music Fund

The tradition of music in our liturgies here a St. Ignatius is not possible without our family of dedicated supporters.

Thank you to the generous supporters of our Advent & Christmas Music Fund.

Advent & Christmas Music Fund Contributors 2020


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Lent & Easter Music Fund

Along our journey during Lent, we ask you to support the liturgical music program here at St. Ignatius Loyola. Your gift to the Lent and Easter Music Fund is a prayerful way to memorialize and honor family and friends. Your generosity keeps us connected to one another through the vital ministry of music.

Lent & Easter Music Fund Contributors 2021


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