Most of us are familiar with the wonderful en-semble of singers and musicians, collectively known as Psalm 151 which, with its original interpretation of prayerful, contemporary song, regularly complements the 4:30 Liturgy of the Mass. They also perform at First Com-munions, Confirmations, Healing Masses, and as special guests at other area churches and events. Perhaps less well-known are the group’s origins, its commitment to stewardship, and its dedication to St. Amelia Parish.
The genesis of the group’s name came from a listener who was so favorably impressed that he remarked their music was the next best thing to one of the 150 Psalms. Their original music ministry began in 2006 at the 6:00 Life Teen Mass, and when that Mass was discontinued in 2007, they moved to the 4:30 Mass on Saturday. Over that span of time, there have been some changes in personnel, but the core members have remained intact, and all members have shared a common love of God and music.
A natural outgrowth of Psalm 151’s dedication to music ministry at St. Amelia’s is their new 13-song CD, entitled ‘Through it All’, which was released on December 5th,2012 and is a creation sure to positively affect many of our parishioners. Listen-ers will enjoy the collaboration with the St. Amelia Children’s Choir and Music Director Dan Franckowiak as guest artist’. The St. Amelia School music program will benefit in a different way, as ALL proceeds from sales of the CD will be donated to the music program. So it is easy to see how this project is a true gift of time, talent, and treasure from the group mem-bers, even beyond its weekly musical gift to the parish.
“We feel blessed to be part of this parish, with its supportive pastor, and wonderful parishioners who really appreciate what our music adds to the Mass.”
Psalm 151 is :
Paul W. Peterangelo (Keyboards/piano/vocals)
Patrick Johnson (Guitar/piano/vocals)
Guillermo Izquierdo (Mandolin/guitar/vocals)
Elaine Volker (Piano/vocals)
Deanna Peterangelo (Vocals, Piano, "Ting-a-lings")
Emily Zinni (Vocals)
Tabitha Peterangelo (Vocals)
Elena Izquierdo (Vocals)
and our newest members (not appearing on "Through It All")
Wendy Valvo (Vocals)
Camyrn Clune (Vocals)