We welcome you to the music website for St. Anthony's of Padua Parish.
"MUSIC AT ST. ANTHONY'S" is a fundraising effort to restore the Historic 1912 Casavant Frères Opus 489 pipe organ at Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in New Bedford Massachusetts.
The Spirit of St. Anthony choir concerts bring together an ecumenical gathering of singers who love music and the spirit of harmony experienced in the sharing of a mutual effort to raise the money needed to repair the pipe organ for its 100th birthday. The Old Colony Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter of the American Guild of Organists provides recitalists throughout the year demonstrating the variety and capabilities of this magnificent instrument.
In a promise to Monsignor Levesque, the former pastor at St. Anthony's whose reputation is well known for his restoration of the interior of the church, the "Music at St. Anthony's" concert program is open to the general public in order that anyone who wants to attend is welcome, regardless of ability to donate to the renovation fund. No tickets are required for the concerts, but a freewill donation is collected. Those who are interested in helping with the organ fund are encouraged to participate in the Donor Sponsorship Program, "Adopt an Organ Part".
Read about Monsignor Levesque's restoration work here.