Father Stephen Concordia, O.S.B.

Fr. Stephen Concordia, OSB

Fr. Stephen Concordia, O.S.B.

Father Stephen Concordia, O.S.B. is a monk and priest of Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, PA. He received a B.M. in piano and an M.M. in Theoretical Studies from the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, and a Licentiate/Diploma in Organ, and Licentiate/Diploma in Gregorian Chant from the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome, where his chant teachers were Nino Albarosa and Alberto Turco. His activities in the field of Gregorian chant include recordings with the Monastic Schola of the Abbey of the Montecassino (FONÉ/Pisa), and with the Schola Cantorum of Holy Family (JADE). He conducted the Saint Vincent Schola Gregoriana in performances with Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall in 2009 and 2012. He taught Gregorian chant at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute 'Sant'Anselmo', Rome (1998-2000), Saint Vincent College (2008-2018) and, while interim Coordinator of the Sacred Music Program, at Franciscan University of Steubenville (2018-2020). Since 2008, Fr. Stephen is the Director of the Saint Vincent Camerata, a semi-professional chamber choir whose recent performances include collaborations with the Schola Cantorum Franciscana of Franciscan University in performances of the German Requiem of Brahms,(2019) and the world premiere of the All-Saints Requiem by Douglas Starr (2020). Fr. Stephen is currently preparing translations (from Italian) of a series of chant textbooks by Alberto Turco, already published: Tones and Modes (in English), Rome, 2003.