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Mary Frances Reza

Mary Frances Reza

Mary Frances is one of the grande dames of Hispanic music and ministry in the US. Known for her bilingual psalm settings, she remains active locally and nationally, working to ensure the ever-increasing role of Hispanics in the Church.

Bring Mary Frances Reza to your next event

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Mary Frances offers workshops focused on developing relationships within bilingual parish communities.

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Aclamación al Evangelio/Gospel Acclamation

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Mary Frances offers workshops focused on developing relationships within bilingual parish communities.

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Concert in appreciation of Mary Frances Reza

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Friday, November 22, 2019
St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church
Albuquerque, NM, US

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Bio

Mary Frances Reza is one of the most recognized and respected Hispanic composers in the US. For many years she has served in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, as a pastoral musician, liturgist and teacher and in Hispanic ministry. The past director of the Office of Worship and Liturgical Music, she continues to serve the archdiocese as a consultant for the liturgical commission. She studied at ITESO, the Jesuit University of Guadalajara, Mexico, received her music degree from the University of Albuquerque, and earned her master’s in education from the University of New Mexico.

Best known for her bilingual settings of the psalms, Mary Frances has a gift for writing accessible melodies and authentic Latin styles and rhythms. Her latest CD, Gusten y Vean/Taste and See, includes recordings of eight bilingual psalms as well as Misa Santa Fe, her bilingual Mass setting. The Mass is also featured in Breaking Bread and Unidos en Cristo/United in Christ. Her psalms also appear in Cantaré Eternamente/For Ever I Will Sing.

Mary Frances offers workshops focused on developing relationships within bilingual parish communities.

She is currently secretary and mountain states representative on the executive board of the Institute of Hispanic Liturgy and is a member of the Southwest Liturgical Conference (SWLC) board. She and her husband live in Albuquerque and Taos, New Mexico.

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