Fr. Mark Falcone, O. Praem., Director
January 6, 2013 – Gregorian chant from the Christmas season.
April 21, 2013 – Gregorian chant from the Easter season. ***CANCELLED***
Concerts are Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Schola d'Arezzo, a Gregorian Chant choir, is looking for new members. If interested, please contact the choir director, Fr. Mark Falcone, O. Praem., at 920.337.4352.
About the Choir Director
Besides being founder and conductor of the Schola d’Arezzo choir at St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere, Fr. Mark Falcone is also a self-proclaimed Renaissance man (or one who has interests and talents in numerous areas of life).
Born and raised in southern Philadelphia, as a child, Fr. Falcone developed an interest in chemistry. Today he also enjoys interior decorating; articulated trains; photography; creating DVDs; constructing grandfather clocks, speakers and other musical devices and equipment; woodworking; carpentry; composing for the organ (for which he recently completed his 107th composition); is passionate about writing poetry; and believes in celebrating the message of the Christmas season all year long.
In addition to these many hobbies, Fr. Falcone has remained athletically active over the years. Among his past endeavors are skiing, ice-skating, water skiing, bowling, weightlifting and navigating a 14-foot motorboat.
Fr. Falcone holds degrees in philosophy, religious education and music composition. He has served multiple roles as teacher (at both the high school and the collegiate levels), chairman, chaplain, campus minister and pastoral associate. He is a member of the Academy of American Poets, the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, the American Guild of Organists, the Italian/American club of Green Bay and (having owned parrots for most of his life) the Wisconsin Caged Bird Club. He has a live-in partner named Guido, who is a Blue Fronted Amazon Parrot. Together they do presentations on parrot intelligence at nursing homes, schools, churches and private institutions.
Fr. Falcone currently lives at St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere. He serves as chaplain to the Green Bay Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, works weekends at St. Agnes Parish in Green Bay, tends to the sick and dying in the area and hosts workshops at the Abbey’s Norbertine Center for Spirituality, including the Just Write Poetry Club.
Fr. Falcone is also a member of Worldwide Who's Who.
Three "Ave Maria"s he wrote can be heard on this website.
Four of his poems can be read by clicking here.
And a short biography and some poetry can be found on this website.